Council grant programs see almost $100,000 distributed around Shire

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Indigo Shire has awarded almost $100,000 through its various grant programs to a range of local community and sporting groups and organisations.

Twenty-one community organisations will receive a portion of the total $50,000 available through the Indigo Shire Community Grants program.

Every applicant for the program in the 2021-2021 round was successful, with the funding going towards supporting the work of a variety of groups across the Shire and encouraging volunteer participation in community groups.

A total of $12,500 will be distributed through the Indigo Shire Community Events Program, with the remaining $2,500 out of the $15,000 budget to be allocated to the Community Comeback Project. The Community Events Grant Committee recommended that Council provide funding to seven of the 11 applications, with unsuccessful applicants provided with alternative funding suggestions and support from the Community Development Team.

The Community Events Grant Program provides an opportunity to support social and cultural activities for community groups across Indigo Shire, while the Community Comeback Project assists with the development of community-led events in across the Shire, that focus on reconnecting and celebrating our towns as we recover from the 2020 Bushfires and COVID19.

The 2020-2021 Tourism Event Grant Program will see a portion of a total $30,000 awarded to events such as the Shifty Fifty, the National Busking Championships and the Gaol House Rock, which will all add to the further development of Indigo Shire’s rich calendar of festivals and events.

COMPLETE LIST OF SUCCESFUL APPLICANTS:

GENERAL COMMUNITY GRANTS
ApplicantGrant Amount
Beechworth Senior Citizens Croquet Club$1100
Wahgunyah Tennis Club Inc$1440
Beechworth Community Childcare Centre$4000
Beechworth RSL Sub Branch $4000
Chiltern Recreation Reserve Committee of Management$3497
Arts Rutherglen and Rutherglen Swimming Club$4000
Stanley Cemetery Trust$1000
BMF Rock School Inc$1000
Beechworth Football and Netball Club (Inc)$3000
Coulston Park Community Asset Committee$3345
Wahgunyah History Group$1000
Indigo FM Inc $1500
Indigo North Health $2500
Stanley Athenaeum $3349
Wahgunyah History Group $1000
Wahgunyah Lions Football Netball Club Inc$2000
Chiltern Tourism and Development Inc $4000
Kiewa Tennis Club Inc $3349
Beechworth and District Hockey Club $600
Chiltern Girl Guides $1200
Yack Tracks Inc $3120
TOTAL $50,000
COMMUNITY EVENTS GRANTS
ApplicantGrant Amount
Beechworth Theatre Company$1500
Beechworth Contemporary Art Prize Collective$2000
Friends of the Burke Museum Beechworth$2000
Chiltern Tourism and Development Inc (Community

Social Event)

$1200
Chiltern Tourism and Development Inc (reinvigorated

community market)

$1800
Osborne’s Flat Community Centre$2000
Winterwords Festival$2000
TOTAL$12,500
INDIGO TOURISM EVENTS GRANT PROGRAM
EventGrant Amount
National Busking Championships$4500
Celtic Festival$4000
Shifty Fifty$6000
Beechworth Cyclocross$5000
Swings and Roundabouts$5000
Gaol House Rock$4000
Art Walks $1500
TOTAL$30,000

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