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:
|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|
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|