Grants program chance to support local sport and recreation groups

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Seventeen local sport and recreation groups will share in almost $200,000 as part of Mildura Rural City Council’s latest round of Recreation Assistance Grants.

Councillors last night endorsed the funding, which is aimed at helping local sport and recreation groups develop their facilities and programs, and the opportunities they offer the community for increased participation.

Councillor for Recreation and Events Mark Eckel said the successful grants program was very much about partnerships with the community.

“For Council as an organisation, this is a wonderful opportunity for us to support our hard-working sport and recreation groups,” Cr Eckel said.

“But we must remember, it’s these amazing groups that are doing the hard work, continually coming up with inventive, worthwhile initiatives that provide a whole host of opportunities and benefits for our community, and in the majority of cases they’re almost entirely run by volunteers.”

Recreation Assistance Grants are available in four different categories – Club Support Program, Recreation Planning Grant, Minor Facilities Upgrade Grant and Major Facilities Upgrade Grant.

The following groups and clubs were successful in this round of funding:

Club Support Program

Applicant

Description

Recommended Funding

Mildura West Cricket Club

Purchase of Frog Box Video Imaging and new Cricket Pitch Covers

$3,000.00

Badminton Mildura

Development of a website for Badminton Mildura

$1,800.00

Eagles Baseball Mildura Inc

Purchase of grounds maintenance equipment

$2,700.00

Red Cliffs Lawn Tennis Club

Purchase of a ride on lawn mower for ground maintenance

$3,000.00

Mildura 4WD Club

Purchase of safety equipment

$1,382.00

Sunraysia Volleyball Inc

To run an Umpire training and accreditation course in Mildura

$750.00

Mildura Art Group

Purchase of easels for Community Art Workshops

$780.00

Wanderers Baseball Club Inc

Purchase of new Men’s and Junior Uniforms

$3,000.00

Waratahs Hockey Club

Provide Umpire and Tech Bench development program in Mildura

$3,000.00

Sub-Total

$19,411.00

Recreation Planning Grant

Applicant

Description

Recommended Funding

Sacred Heart & St Andrews Tennis Club

Plans developed for the upgrade of the Sacred Heart St Andrews Tennis Complex synthetic surface and lighting

$13,000.00

Red Cliffs Football Netball Club

Prepare construction plans for the extension of the Red Cliffs Football Netball Club clubrooms

$13,000.00

Sub-Total

$26,000.00

Minor Facilities Upgrade Grant

Applicant

Description

Recommended Funding

Red Cliffs Golf Club

Installation of new ceiling in clubhouse and replastering of the buggy room

$10,253.00

Nichols Point Cricket Club

Extension of the ground to accommodate the two new wickets

$11,273.33

Underbool Recreation Reserve

To upgrade lighting on oval from 4 halogen lights to 6 LED lights

$15,000.00

Merbein Golf Club

Installation of air conditioning and ventilation at the Merbein Golf Club Clubhouse

$15,000.00

Sub-Total

$51,526.33

Major Facilities Upgrade Grant

Applicant

Description

Recommended Funding

Mildura West Cricket Club

The construction of two new training nets at John Hall Oval, Old Aerodrome Sporting Complex

$50,000.00

Sub-Total

$50,000.00

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