RM3mil in community grants to uplift Subang Jaya

Amirudin (centre) holding a booklet detailing the application guidelines for MBSJ’s Subang Jaya Smart Vibrant Community Grants 2023. With him are Johary (left) and Subang Jaya deputy mayor Mohd Zulkurnain Che Ali. — AZLINA ABDULLAH/The Star

THE Subang Jaya Smart Vibrant Community Grants (SJSVCG) 2023 is offering RM3mil in total for projects that improve and uplift the city.

Resident groups, NGOs and educational institutions are welcome to apply for the grant from Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ).

Mayor Datuk Johary Anuar said the grants were for projects or activities that would help make Subang Jaya a sustainable city.

He said the initiatives should revolve around communication, education and public awareness, services, research and study or networking.

“They should fall under one of six criteria, namely prosperous, safe, smart, green, healthy or sustainable city,” Johary said when launching SJSVCG 2023 at the MBSJ Vibrant Community Awards 2022 ceremony at Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa, Petaling Jaya.

The grant’s minimum amount is RM8,000 and maximum RM50,000. The deadline is July 31.

Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari, who was guest of honour at the event, mooted the concept of a Greater Klang Valley or a metropolitan area comprising four cities in Selangor in less than 10 years.

“This will be a conurbation of four cities comprising Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Shah Alam and soon Klang, when it is upgraded from municipality to city status within the next few years,” he said.

At the ceremony, 24 residents’ representative council (MPP) were recognised for their efforts last year.

A total of RM57,000 in cash prizes were given to winners across eight categories, including Best MPP Community Programme, Best MPP Green Neighbourhood, Best MPP Administration Management, Best MPP Adopted Village and Apartment Empowerment Programme as well as Overall Best MPP.

Zone 4 MPP, led by councillor Kamarul Hisham Yeop Hashim, was crowned Overall Best MPP.

Zone 24 MPP, headed by councillor Thamilarusu Sandayan, placed second while Zone 16’s councillor Yap Kok Weng placed third in the same category.

They won RM10,000, RM5,000 and RM3,000 respectively.

The winners in the other categories received between RM500 and RM3,000.

Zone 4 MPP won the first prize in the community programme, green neighbourhood and administration management categories as well as top three prizes in two other categories.

“One of the projects we are proudest of is the adoption programme at Pangsapuri Angsana,” said Kamarul Hisham.

He added that the apartment never had a joint management body (JMB) prior to 2018.

“But with our guidance, two blocks formed JMBs in 2019 and two more in 2022, and they managed to get their old lifts replaced.

“Since then we have organised programmes to empower B40 residents there such as cooking workshops for single mothers.”

For details on SJSVCG 2023, call 03-8026 3131 ext 4038/ 4313/ 7400.

To download the form, visit https://bit.ly/3wcBUrw

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