Community groups benefit from Council’s COVID support grants

Murray River Council

Murray River Council has awarded $26,975 under its COVID Support Grants program to help local community groups get back on their feet after two-years of little-to-no activity.

At its January meeting, Council resolved to reallocate funds earmarked for the next round of its 2021/22 community grants program to fund the new support stream.

Following a range of requests for financial support from local community groups hit hard by COVID restrictions, Council resolved that the funds could be used to support local groups to get back on their feet.

“Community groups can be just as important as viable local businesses, and we recognised that we have some organisations out there that may benefit from support through this one-off grant program,” Mayor Chris Bilkey said.

“We were pleased to see some applications come in and are happy we can provide some support where needed.”

The groups to receive funding under the COVID Support Program are listed below:

Organisation

Type of expense

Amount

Caldwell Hall Management Committee

Buy new stage lighting x 3

Annual piano tuning x 1

Buy new spinaway roof ventilators x 3

$1,131.00

Mathoura Public School P & C Association

Andrews Insurance P & C

Brian McCleary & Co Accountants

$814.00

Mathoura Football Netball Club INC

Electricity account

Footballs and Netballs

$2,500.00

Moulamein Retirement Village Inc

Electricity and maintenance accounts

$10,000.00

Wakool Community Progress Association Inc.

Insurance Premiums

Electricity expenses

$1,920.00

Echuca Moama Model Railroaders Inc.

Corporate Affairs Insurance

Trailer expenses Club Shirts

Display Layout

$610.00

Mathoura Retirement Village

Landscaping (part of the next unit development)

$10,000

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