Community groups share in more than $137,000

Fifty-seven community groups and events will share in more than $137,000 through Swan Hill Rural City Council’s community and events grants.

At yesterday’s Ordinary Council Meeting, Councillors approved the successful applicants for the 2019 Event Support Fund and Community Development Fund.

  • Event Support Fund – 33 events will be funded to a total of $70,500. This support includes cash contributions and in-kind support for things like traffic management, signage and cleaning.

    Grants will be provided to regular events like the Lake Boga Yacht Club Easter Regatta, Mallee Almond Blossom Festival, Nyah District Christmas Carnival and Swan Hill Autumn Bowls Carnival, as well as new events like an Ultima art and craft exhibition, and the Robinvale Lantern Festival.

  • Community Development Fund – 24 projects will be funded to a total of $67,264.

    Grants will be provided to projects right across the municipality. For example, a new oven for the Manangatang Public Hall; a leadership camp for Swan Hill Junior Fire Brigade, an electronic target for the Robinvale Rifle Club, and new technology equipment for the Piangil community.

Mayor Ann Young she was pleased that so many community groups applied.

“We know that community groups will make a big difference to their local clubs and communities with this money, as well as putting on events that improve our region’s livability and attract visitors and dollars to our municipality,” Cr Ann Young said.

“These grants are sought after, and I encourage any group that has not been successful this year to consider applying again in 2020,” she said.

At yesterday’s Council meeting, Councillors also approved $30,000 in cash and in-kind support for Mildura Entertainment to run the Swan Hill New Year’s Eve festival again in 2019.

All applicants will be contacted about their grant application soon. You can see a full list of successful applicants on Council’s website.

Event Support Fund:

Organisation Event Funded amount
Mallee Almond Blossom Festival Mallee Almond Blossom Festival $3,500
Ski Racing Victoria 2020 Robinvale Euston Ski Race $2,000
Swan Hill Drag Racing Club Inc Jamboree Drag Racing Event $5,000
Swan Hill Incorporated Swan Hill Region Food & Wine Festival $8,000
Swan Hill Farmers Market Incorporated Christmas Twilight Market $4,500
Swan Hill Bowls Club Inc Swan Hill Bowls Autumn Carnival $1,000
Mildura Entertainment Swan Hill Things with Strings Festival $6,000
Swan Hill District Agricultural and Pastoral Society Swan Hill Show $1,800
Veteran Car Club of Australia (Victoria) RACV 2020 National Veteran Vehicle Rally $8,000
Sydney Harbour Kayaks Massive Murray Paddle $2,000
AFL Central Murray Academy Challenge $500
Robinvale District Health Services TREE Multi-Fest $2,000
Swan Hill Football Netball Club Voyage Fitness Riverside Tri $3,000
Lake Boga Yacht Club Inc Lake Boga Yacht Club Easter Regatta 2020 $1,000
Swan Hill Food Truck Festival Swan Hill Food Truck Festival $6,000
Rotary Club of Robinvale-Euston Robinvale Lantern Festival $2,250
Speewa Heritage Collectors Club Inc. 9th Annual Rally $500
Swan Hill Badminton Association Swan Hill Badminton Associations Veteran Tournament $750
Nyah District Christmas Carnival Committee Nyah District Christmas Carnival $1,500
Swan Hill Field and Game 31st Anniversary – 150 Target, 2 day event $500
Lake Boga Lions Club Art Exhibition $1,000
Ministers Fellowship Swan Hill Community Carols By Candlelight $750
Swan Hill Bone Marrow Group Swan Hill Film Festival 2019 $1,250
Ultima Progress Association Incorporated Art and craft exhibition – “Ultima through the eyes of the Locals” $1,000
Robinvale Patchwork Friends Inc IQD 2020 International Quilting Day 2020 $500
Mallee Lacemakers Bobbin On The Murray $200
Mallee Family Care Mental Health Week $1,000
Pioneer Country Quarter Horse Association PCQHA Swan Hill Multi Judged Classic Show $500
Southern Lights Centre Swan Hill Inc Life Explosion Free Community Day $500
Swan Hill NAIDOC Committee NAIDOC Dreamtime Ball $500
Swan Hill Freemasons Men’s Health Night $500
Chinkapook Reserves Committee of Management Inc Chinkapook Christmas Tree $500
We Believe In Unicorns We Believe In Unicorns black tie ball $2,500
$70,500

Community Development Fund:

Organisation Project name Funded amount
Robinvale Netball Association New netball pole pads $500
Swan Hill Gymnastics Club Purchase of gymnastics equipment $5,000
Tooleybuc / Manangatang Football Netball Club Inc New globes for light towers $5,000
Lake Boga Sports Club Inc Upgrade Lake Boga Recreation Reserve football goal posts $5,000
Swan Hill Football Netball Club Ball catch net behind McCallum Street end $5,000
Manangatang Public Hall Committee Kitchen upgrade $1,500
Nyah Girl Guides Bringing life back to our hall – electrical repairs, toilets, flooring, kitchen $5,000
Manangatang Tennis Club Inc New tennis nets $500
Tyntynder South Hall Dance Committee Hall roof replacement $5,000
Mid Murray Pistol Club Upgrade power and air supply $2,690
Piangil Memorial Park Reserve Modernising Piangil’s community resources – TV, data projector and PA $2,733
Manangatang Recreation Reserve Committee Purchase new display fridge $1,000
Swan Hill Stroke Support Group Reprint of a book with an update of a stroke survivor’s journey $500
Lake Boga Football Netball Club Grandstand seating $1,432
Swan Hill Riding for the Disabled RDA Upgrade to arena fence $500
Swan Hill Theatre Group Finish the floor, new vinyl floor coverings to seating area $5,000
Chinkapook Reserves Committee of Management Inc New windows $3,161
Swan Hill Aboriginal Dance Group Wemba Wemba to Gadigal – dance group travel to Sydney $2,000
Swan Hill Junior Fire Brigade Junior Leadership Development Camp $2,000
Wemen Progress Association Healthy rainwater for Wemen Hall – gutter guards, filtration system, pump $3,000
Swan Hill Farmers Market Staff and Committee professional development $855
Swan Hill Neighbourhood House Finding Swan Hill Neighbourhood House – new signage $3,894
Robinvale Rifle Club Electronic target $5,000
Swan Hill Community Toy Library Toy Library improvements – shelving, signage, toys $1,000
$67,265

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