Council awards $50,000 through Community Grants Program

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Indigo Shire Council has awarded a total of $50,000 to various community organisations across the Shire through its Community Grants Program.

The program provides an opportunity for community groups and organisations to seek funds for projects and initiatives that benefit the community at large.

Mayor, Bernard Gaffney says the program supports the wonderful work of a variety of organisations from across the Shire and encourages volunteer participation.

“We’re thrilled to award this funding to the very-deserving community groups that call Indigo Shire home.” Cr Gaffney said.

“The diversity of this year’s applicants really show how our Shire is evolving and growing and we’re so pleased to be able to support them through this program.”

From a total 19 applicants, 18 were successful, with a significant number receiving the full amount requested in their applications. The one application not supported, was from a corporate entity residing outside Indigo Shire.


Organisation Project Funding amount
Rutherglen Historical Society IncDigitisation Project of collection$790
Beechworth Urban Landcare and SustainabilityChainsaw $831
Wahgunyah Racecourse and Recreation ReserveAmplifiers, speaks and electric blower $2,400
Arts RutherglenFirst Nations art sculpture project$4,000
Beechworth Toy LibraryNew toy stock$1,000
Wooragee Tennis Club Inc.Storage shed $3,000
Kergunyah Hall Committee of ManagementRefrigerator $1,500
Wahgunyah Tennis Club Inc.Youth coaching program $1,500
Beechworth Wanderers Cricket ClubRefurbishment of the Mayday oval practice nets$1,000
Kiewa Memorial Park Reserve Committee IncorporatedPublic toilet renewal$4,000
Stanley LandcareNative plants and weeding equipment $3,500
Rotary Club of RutherglenVintage ride weekend $4,000
Kiewa Cricket Club Inc. Tables and chairs$4,000
Stanley Spring Ditch & Wetlands Reserve CommitteeRetractable hose reel $3,479
Yack Tracks Inc. Concept designs for pump track $3,000
Yackandandah Riding Club Safety fencing$4,000
Yackandandah HealthIntergenerational digital story telling $4,000
Willows Recreation & Camping ReserveMower$4,000

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