Community Matching Grants Round Two – 2020/2021

Greater Shepparton City Council approved the recommendation to financially assist eight local community projects under the Community Matching Grants Scheme at the April Ordinary Council Meeting.


Round Two of the 2020/2021 scheme will see a total of $32,510.85, GST inclusive, distributed across the region.

Community Matching Grants are designed to support projects from the Greater Shepparton community which:

  • Build new social connections and partnerships within communities, or reinforce those that already exist
  • Allow participation in a community activity, at all stages of the project from planning to completion
  • Enable community members to acquire or develop a new skill
  • Create, renew or revitalise places and spaces within the community.

Each project under the Community Matching Grants Scheme is required to provide a matching component of the total project cost, either through a cash or in-kind (material or labour) contribution.

Round Two 2020-2021 brings the total number of community projects funded since the scheme was introduced in 2011 to 270, with a total investment from Council of more than $651,000.

Council Mayor, Cr Kim O’Keeffe, congratulated each of the groups and clubs that submitted eligible applications.

“Council was extremely pleased to approve the financial assistance of eight projects around the region via the Community Matching Grants Scheme,” Cr O’Keeffe said.

“Each of the projects will build on or strengthen the Greater Shepparton community and have a positive impact on services available to locals.”

Organisation

Project

Allocation Including GST

Kidsafe Victoria

Hunter Boyle Swim Program

$4,950

Horses for Hope

Client Information System improvements

$5,000

St Alban’s Anglican Church Mooroopna

No 9 all-weather pergola

$5,000

Tatura & District Historical Society Inc.

Floor coverings

$5,000

Gowrie Street Community Hub

Get Cranking

$4,495

Rotary Club of Mooroopna

History book Rotary Club of Mooroopna

$2,500

Goulburn Region Pre School Association

Murchison Pre School

$4,400

Historical Society of Mooroopna Inc

Update computer system

$1,165.85

Total: $32,510.85

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