Community Grants awarded in Murray River Council

Murray River Council

Murray River Council has awarded $30,600 in community grants to help support a wide range of community projects.

Community groups and not-for-profit organisations were able to apply for up to $3,000 for projects or events under round two of the 20/21 Community Grants Program, which closed on 8 April.

Murray River Council mayor, Cr Chris Bilkey said there was a great response to the grant program.

“Council received $74,702.90 worth of project applications from the community, which really does highlight the amazing things going on in our towns.”

“There were many worthy projects submitted for consideration, however the final funded projects are spread throughout the Council area and represent the diverse needs of our residents,” he said

The applications received totalled well above the $30,000 Council had allocated towards round 2 of the Community Grants Program.

The Assessment Panel recommended a total of thirteen projects be funded at a total value of $30,600, with the extra $600 to be allocated from council’s quick response grants program.

The total value of the projects recommended for funding is $88,991.90.

“All applications were assessed against set criteria with the assessment committee closely considering the benefits of each project for which funding was sought,” Cr Bilkey said.

The successful organisations under the Community Grants round are listed below:

Full Name

Project Title

Total Project Cost

Amount Recommended

Mathoura Preschool Inc

IPADS for Early Learning Languages program

$1,197.90

$1,200.00

Mathoura Cancer Fundraiser inc

Mathoura speed shear

$3,425.00

$3,000.00

Backroads Trail Committee

Backroads Trail Podcast Development

$7,144.00

$3,000.00

Echuca Moama Theatre Company

‘”Karate” Shed Replacement

$48,591.00

$1,500.00

Barham Koondrook Lions Club Inc.

Replacement of the treasurer’s laptop computer

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

Barham Koondrook & District P.A. & H Show Society

Replacement of existing dilapidated and heavy steel and wooden trestles in the pavilion

$4,840.00

$3,000.00

Moama Public School

Netball uniforms

$3,000.00

$2,000.00

Caldwell Hall Management Committee

Caldwell Hall – Tables

$4,730.00

$3,000.00

Moama & District Pre-School

Electronic Sign-In/Role System via iPad installation

$2,692.00

$1,500.00

Bunnaloo Campdraft Club Inc

Computer (laptop) and printer for Secretary

$1,919.00

$1,900.00

Echuca Moama Triathlon Club Inc.

Echuca Moama Triathlon Club Junior Equipment

$3,405.00

$3,000.00

Moulamein Community Development Incorporated

Air conditioning in Moulamein Heritage Village Visitor Information Centre

$3,000.00

$3,000.00

Moulamein Country Women’s Association

Air Conditioner Unit for the Meeting Room

$3,548.00

$3,000.00

TOTAL

$30,600.00

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