Council awards $1270 in grant funding at September meeting

What do the Fit to Drive Foundation and a local athlete hoping to travel to China to participate in a Pentathlon Championship competition have in common? Both received a sponsorship at Council’s September meeting.

Council endorsed a funding application from the Fit to Drive Foundation to go toward a safe driving and safe road behaviour education program for year 11 students at Yea High School and Alexandra Secondary College. The program is expected to be rolled out at the schools in the next few weeks.

Council was also pleased to support 15-year-old, Narbethong-based pentathlon athlete Lachlan Nicholls travel to China for the Asian Oceania Modern Pentathlon Championships, in November 2019.

Murrindindi Shire Council’s Grants and Contributions Program provides an opportunity for individuals, community groups, not for profit organisations, businesses and events to apply for financial support for activities which contribute to broader community wellbeing, visitation and economic development.

Applications for fee reductions, individual and community sponsorships, community project and event grants are assessed each month, while the ‘Business Innovation and Growth’ grant stream is assessed every three months. Council also offers ‘Quick Response Grants’ to not-for-profit community groups and organisations who can demonstrate financial hardship as the result of an emergency or unforeseen events.

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