Council awards $6740 in grants and contributions

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The December round of Council’s Grants and Contributions Program saw three community groups apply for funding to develop a range of activities and initiatives with wider community benefit.

The Ensemble Goldentree group received $1000 funding from the Community Events and Projects stream of Council’s Program to support three chamber music events to be held at Marysville Information and Regional Artspace (MiRa) in Autumn 2020.

Under the same stream, $4000 was allocated to Whittlesea Community Connections to kick off a ‘L2P’ driving program in the Kinglake Ranges area. The program will offer learner drivers aged 16 to 21 years driving experience with fully licensed volunteer mentors. Council’s grant funding will go toward a vehicle for the program.

New local business, Skillhouettes was granted $1740 under the Governance, Skills and Capacity Building stream of the Program. The Skillhouettes business has a phone app for students and teachers that promotes physical activity, tracks motor skill progress and generates reports. This funding will assist them to develop a marketing strategy and business plan for their business.

Mayor Leigh Dunscombe said it was great to see yet another collection of fantastic projects in this round of the Grants and Contributions Program.

‘I look forward to seeing the impact these initiatives will have on broader community wellbeing, visitation to the area and economic development in Murrindindi Shire,’ Cr Dunscombe said.

‘Council’s Grants and Contributions Program is open to individuals, community groups, not-for-profit organisations and businesses seeking support for projects, activities and events that benefit the broader community. If you’re interested in finding out more, I’d encourage you to check out the eligibility criteria and assessment timeframes for the next round of Council’s Grant and Contributions Program at,’ Cr Dunscombe added.

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