Community shares $120,000 in grants

More than 100 community groups and individuals will share over $120,000 from Corangamite Shire Council’s 2020-2021 grants program.

Funding from the Community Grants, Facility Grants, and Environment Support Grants programs was allocated at the July Council meeting.

Mayor Neil Trotter said the annual allocation of grants was always a rewarding exercise for Councillors.

“These relatively small amounts that make a huge difference to community groups that have to make up for their limited resources with the sheer enthusiasm of volunteer members,” Cr Trotter said.

“They do terrific work and applicants are to be commended for their initiative in seeking funding to improve the opportunities across a range of activities in the community.

“The evaluation process is quite stringent because we need to ensure the best return for ratepayers’ money. Those who were not successful are encouraged to talk to the relevant Council Officers to improve their chances when the programs reopen next year.”

Applications were evaluated independently by three Council officers, based on the relevant program’s assessment criteria.

After applications were assessed, the Community Grants program had a surplus of $13,376 which was transferred to the Facility Grants program and to fund additional projects.

That left a surplus of $10,106 from the Community Grants Program which will be used in Council’s COVID Recovery as an additional Community Grant.

The Community Grants Program offers “one off” financial assistance up to $1000 to local community groups for workshops, equipment, planning activities, community events and the development of new community, leisure, cultural or recreational programs.

The Facility Grants Program offers up to $2000 to Committees of Management, clubs or organisations to help with facility improvements, repairs or equipment at halls and recreation reserves.

The Environment Support Grants Program offers up to $2000 (include in-kind support) for environment and sustainability projects, such as weed control, sustainable agriculture, projects related to climate change, native vegetation protection, improvements to soil health and water quality, waste reduction or including installation of energy and water saving items at community facilities.

The Events and Festivals Grants Program will be run separately later in the year when there is more information about when coronavirus restrictions on mass gatherings are likely to be lifted.

COMMUNITY GRANTS – $26,517

ORGANISATION

AMOUNT

Timboon Senior Citizens Evergreen Club Inc.

$1,000

Rotary Club of Camperdown Inc.

$1,000

Terang Theatre Troupe

$1,000

Great South Coast Events

$1,000

Cobden Visitor Information Centre

$1,000

Terang Athletic Club Inc

$1,000

Quota International of Cobden Inc

$600

Terang Lions Club

$500

Derrinallum Progress Association

$800

Timboon Basketball Association

$616

Rotary Club of Cobden Inc

$860

Port Campbell Boardriders

$685

Noorat & District A & P Society

$1,000

Derrinallum Progress Association

$600

Cobden Business Network

$1,000

South Western District Restoration Group Inc

$1,000

Heytesbury Pony Club Inc

$1,000

Simpson and District Lions Club

$1,000

Cobden Lake Committee of Management

$858

Camperdown Uniting Church

$1,000

Camperdown & District Historical Society Inc

$649

Progressing Cobden Inc

$1,000

Rotary Club of Cobden Inc

$550

Warrnambool and District Community Hospice

$1,000

Boorcan Cricket Club

$852

Timboon Lions Club Inc

$389

Camperdown Timboon Rail Trail Committee of Management – Glenfyne Hall

$1,000

Dixie Hall and Tennis Court Reserve Committee of Management

$558

Camperdown Golf Bowls Club

$1,000

Cobden Business Network

$1,000

FACILITY GRANTS – $63,376 (including $13,376 Community Grants surplus)

ORGANISATION

AMOUNT

Cobden Golf Club Reserve Committee

$2,000

Red Hill Public Hall Committee of Management

$2,000

Leura Oval Committee of Management

$2,000

South Purrumbete Recreation Reserve Committee of Management

$1,995

Corangamite Lions Football Club

$2,000

Terang Cricket Club Inc

$2,000

Terang Golf Club Inc.

$2,000

Cobrico Public Hall Committee of Management

$421

Cobden Recreation Reserve Committee of Management

$2,000

South West Kart Club

$1,916

Boorcan Recreation Reserve Inc.

$2,000

Carpendeit Public Hall and Recreation Reserve

$1,025

Cobden Cricket Club

$2,000

Camperdown Golf Bowls Club

$1,888

Lake Tooliorook Recreation Reserve Committee of Management

$2,000

Terang RSL Sub-Branch

$2,000

Lismore Golf Club

$2,000

Derrinallum Bowling Club Inc.

$2,000

Dixie Hall and Tennis Court Reserve Committee of Management

$2,000

Simpson and District Lions Club

$623

Lismore Recreation Centre

$2,000

Ecklin Hall Committee

$2,000

Camperdown Timboon Rail Trail Committee of Management Inc.

$2,000

Weerite Public Hall Incorporated

$1,000

Skipton Recreation Reserve Committee of Management

$315

South Western District Restoration Group Inc

$2,000

Lake Bookaar Recreation Reserve Committee

$1,700

Heytesbury Pony Club Inc

$2,000

Darlington Mechanics Institute and Recreation Reserve Inc

$1,550

Rotary Club of Cobden Inc

$1,532

Kennedys Creek Public Hall Committee

$1,846

Camperdown Bowling Club Inc

$1,000

Cobden Civic Hall Committee of Management

$1,469

South Beach Committee of Management

$299

Camperdown Theatre Company Inc

$507

Corangamite Model Aircraft Club

$2,000

Princetown Cricket Club

$2,000

Cobden Bowling Club Inc

$290

Terang & District Sports & Recreation Centre

$2,000

ENVIRONMENT SUPPORT GRANTS

ORGANISATION

AMOUNT

Power Creek Committee

$2,000

Simpson & District Lions Club

$436

Derrinallum Hall

$113

Lismore Primary School

$655

South Purrumbete Recreation Reserve Committee of Management

$2,000

Dr Anna Carrucan (Individual)

$2,000

Matt Grant (Individual)

$2,000

JE & CM Woodward (Individual)

$2,000

Lismore Land Protection Group

$960

LG & ME Smith

$2,000

Terang and District Indoor Sports and Recreation Centre Pty Ltd

$1,660

Cindy Goulet (Individual)

$2,000

Western Plains Mobile Pre-school – Lismore/Derrinallum

$430

Noorat Primary School

$476

Heytesbury District Landcare Network

$2,000

Vincent Haberfield (Individual)

$1,800

TE & JM Place

$2,000

Scouts Australia Victorian Branch South-Western district

$678

Kevin Clyde Sefton (Individual)

$500

Port Campbell Biolinks

$1,300

Cundare Duverney Landcare Group

$1,000

Andrew Devlin (Individual)

$1,000

Alkina Lodge

$992

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