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MCL eNews February 2021 edition
Your Kingston your Future
What do you want Kingston’s future to look like? This is your chance to let us know!
This year, we're working with our community to develop a new Community Vision and strategic plans to guide the future of Kingston.
This is your opportunity to make your mark and ensure the things that are important to you are captured so we can make Kingston the best place to live, work and play now and into the future. Find out more and tell us what you think!

Submissions close Friday 12 March. 

Kingston's grants program is now open!

Kingston’s grants program is now open, with thousands of dollars on offer to help local community groups, artists and children’s organisations build a stronger, healthier and socially connected Kingston.  For more information see or phone 1300 653 356.

All grant applications close midnight Sunday 28 March 2021.


Successful Grant Writing Workshop

Free training opportunity where you will learn:
  • What funding is available to your group
  • Understanding grant eligibility
  • Understanding funder goals and how to align your project 
  • Formulating your project and the resources required
  • Preparing your project budget
  • Producing an acquittal for your funding agreement
  • Writing tips to maximise grant success
  • Evaluating the project 
  • SmartyGrants application

Date: Friday 5 March 2021
Time: 10am - 12.30pm
Venue: Mentone Activity Hub, 29 Venice St Mentone

Lunch provided!
Register by emailing Jane Yang


Finding and promoting community events in Kingston

How do you and your friends find out what's on in the community?

We are seeking feedback to help make events and activities more accessible to the community. 

Please take our short 5-minute online survey to share your thoughts.

Please pass on to any interested friends and networks in Kingston. Your help is much appreciated!

Survey open until Friday 26 February

Calling all aspiring actors! Do you want to be a part of a community drama?

Be part of a community performance with a difference. 
We're looking for people to take part in a community performance to highlight the issue of gambling harm in Kingston. 
Local playwright Kieran Carroll will write, direct and produce the play. 
Find out more and register to take part
For any queries email Paul Owen or phone 9581 4803. 

Free online music concert!

Tracks From The Stacks is an online concert featuring the dynamic Soul Chic and other local talent. From classical to cool jazz, popular covers to alternative, there's something for everyone. 

Premiering Sunday 21 February 5 - 8pm Tune in via Kingston Libraries' You Tube channel here
Check out the full program 

No bookings are necessary.
Recorded live at Shirley Burke Theatre

COVID-19 Community Survey

Remember to keep filling out the COVID-19 community survey.  

The results will help Council provide targeted services, respond to changing community needs and make sure we are caring for our community.

Haven't signed up yet? Simply click here to take part. We will check in with you weekly for the first 2 months, after that we will check in with you every month. We thank you for your feedback, your responses will help us help the community. 

Click Here to Start Survey
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