Council awards funding under Bushfire Recovery Grants

Kempsey Shire Council

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Eleven local not-for-profit community groups have received funding for projects that contribute to the Shire’s recovery after the Black Summer bushfires.

Under the Bushfire Recovery Community Grants Program, Kempsey Shire Council offered $300,000 for community-led projects, with a maximum of $30,000 available for any one project.

The 11 successful recipients were awarded with their funding at a presentation at Council’s Civic Centre on Thursday night, 25 February.

Council’s Coordinator Recovery, Jo McGoldrick, congratulated all of the successful applicants.

“There were a lot of great projects put forward and it’s great Council can provide a funding boost to ensure their success. We look forward to seeing how they progress,” she said.

“A further $50,000 of funding will be made available via a second round in the next financial year so we’ll be encouraging anyone who missed out on the first round to submit an application.”

Congratulations to the following recipients:

• Macleay Valley Landcare, awarded $30,000 to develop and delivery community education workshops and seedling dispersal

• Macleay Valley Mountain Bikers, awarded $30,000 for the development of a professionally built track in Kalateenee State Forest

• Upper Macleay District Rodeo Association, awarded $30,000 to implement new fencing for cattle yards

• Upper Macleay Soccer Club, awarded $29,975 to achieve oval upgrades

• Wittitrin Progress Association, awarded $29,500 to lay a slab and connect power to a new community area

• Wittitrin Progress Association, awarded $27,754 to erect a shed

• Bellbrook School of Arts, awarded $23,400 to revitalise the Bellbrook tennis courts

• Temagog Rural Fire Service Brigade, awarded $21,037 to install a radio repeater to enhance their communications

• Millbank Public Hall, awarded $20,801 to deliver much needed upgrades to the Millbank Hall

• Hat Head Rural Service Fire Brigade, awarded $5,500 to purchase a generator

• Temagog Rural Fire Service Brigade, awarded $3,176 to purchase new IT equipment.

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