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Small Grants Program

Maitland City Council is offering small grants up to $1,000 to encourage community involvement in the Bicentenary weekend. Apply today!

To encourage community involvement in the commemoration of the Bicentenary, Council is offering funding of up to $1,000 (with a maximum pool of $10,000) to eligible organisations and groups to support the delivery of Bicentenary projects, activities, resources and programs.

You can view the list of successful small grant recipients to date below.

There is still grant funding available. Applications will remain open until the funding is exhausted. For more information on how you can submit an application for a grant for the Bicentenary, download the small grants application form below or email [email protected]

Successful small Grant Recipients

As a recipient of this program and to commemoration the occasion, Morpeth Chapel Jazz Committee will host the Morpeth Bridge Concert alongside the highly professional school bands from The Maitland Grammar School, The Hunter School of the Performing Arts, The Newcastle Grammar School and The Brass Razoo.

The three selected schools have showcased their professionalism as being the highlight of the Morpeth Chapel Jazz weekend for the 10 years preceding the Covid cancellation in 2019.

They will showcase the enthusiastic involvement of the students under the guidance of their teachers, presenting a variety of traditional jazz and swing.

Their appearance will expand the scope of celebrations attracting teachers, family and friends along with jazz enthusiasts from the wider community.

As a recipient of this program, The Hunter River Dragon Boat Club will purchase lifesaving jackets to use during the Dragon Boat Races happening between Queens Wharf and Morpeth Bridge over the Morpeth Bicentenary weekend.

As a recipient of this program, It Must Be Morpeth will host a photographic competition in commemoration of the Morpeth Bicentenary.

The competition is open to all to submit a photograph taken in Morpeth either current or from the past. Entries can be submitted by email from 18 September to 22 October.

The photos will be judged on originality, relevance and artist skill. Up to 20 entries will be reproduced and framed after judging and displayed in shops and businesses in Morpeth throughout the month of November.

For more information contact the team at It Must Be Morpeth.

As a recipient of this program, It Must Be Morpeth will be handing out special Morpeth Bicentenary post cards at the commemoration.

As a recipient of this program, Morpeth Museum will purchase transmitter and receiver sets for the Morpeth Bicentenary attendees to use whilst on one of their Heritage Walking Tours.

The tours will go from Queens Wharf to Robert Street Railway Station. More information on how to book in a tour will be available soon.

To commemorate the Morpeth Bicentenary, Sanjex Saratti has received grant funding to bring along his Penny Farthing. He will talk about the history of the Penny Farthing, bike evolution from 1800 – 1900 and hold demonstrations and will also be riding around the Morpeth Precinct as part of the weekend celebrations, of course stopping for any photo requests.

Be sure to check it out over the Bicentenary weekend.

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