Indigo Shire Council has awarded $25,000 in funding to various sporting organisations through its Get Active Indigo Grants Program.
The program, which has been running for two years (after the 2019/2020 round was cancelled due to COVID restrictions), provides financial assistance to local clubs and organisations developing innovative programs to get the people of the Shire active and moving more often.
Ten organisations across the Shire will share in the funding which will see a range of initiatives implemented including projects that address the provision of appropriate sportswear to encourage kids to be involved in sport, the provision of additional safety equipment to promote inclusiveness and participation and the introduction of programs that specifically target female and senior participation.
A total of $30,000 funding was available, however, due to the fund being undersubscribed and one application not funded, the Evaluation Panel (made up of one Councillor, three Council Officers and a representative from Sport North East) recommended to Council that the remaining $5000 be transferred to the 2021/22 Community Grants Program.
This recommendation will allow for a dedicated ‘sport equipment’ fund to be established for one year only and the unfunded application was recommended to apply for this funding.
COMPLETE LIST OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS
|Barnawartha Junior Football Netball Club||$2000|
|Beechworth Chain Gang – Granite Girls Grass Roots Mountain Bike Program||$2000|
|Beechworth Dragon Boat Club||$5000|
|Beechworth 1st Scouts Group||$3850|
|Chiltern Tennis Club||$1800|
|Fitness4U Senior Exercise Group||$300|
|Indigo North Health||$5000|
|Yackandandah Community Bowling Club||$1600|
|Yackandandah Scout Group||$950|
|Yackandandah Table Tennis||$2500|