Record Community Development Fund allocation

Warrnambool City Council has allocated a record $255,428 through its latest Community Development Fund (CDF) round.

This will be distributed to 71 eligible clubs and local organisations for projects which contribute to the liveability of the city in categories which include sport and recreation, arts and culture, environment and sustainability and festivals and events.

“This year Council made some changes to the funding guidelines which acknowledged the impact of COVID-19,” Warrnambool Mayor Cr Tony Herbert said.

“We removed the requirement for contributions from clubs and in addition, through the budget process, we allocated an addition $125,000 into the CDF and allowed clubs and groups to apply for a grant of up to $5,000, up from $3,000.

“The COVID-19 pandemic put additional strain on community groups to attract and retainmembers or to generate the income required to match grant funding, therefore limiting their ability to apply for funding at a time that it is most needed.

“The CDF has a long tradition of helping clubs and groups get projects off the ground and it’s no different this year.

“There is real value added to these grants by the recipients with the $255,000 in bringing to life projects valued at $877,000.

“The recipients are also encouraged to seek local quotes for any required work so there is a wider economic benefit to the community.

“We’ve an amazing array of grant recipients and it illustrates just how well a diverse range of interests and pursuits can thrive in Warrnambool.

“This is the stuff of liveability.”

The table below includes the CDF grant recipients and their projects.

Applicant

Funding Category

Project Title

CDF Allocated Amount

Warrnambool and District Artist’s Society

Culture and Arts

Warrnambool and District Artist’s Society Website and Promotional Flyer upgrade

$2,599

Warrnambool Community Garden

Culture and Arts

Uncovering a Hidden Gem

$5,000

Merrivale Community Association

Culture and Arts

Sustainable Scarecrow Trail

$2,000

Warrnambool City Band

Culture and Arts

Communal Brass Instruments

$5,000

Warrnambool Triton Woodworkers

Culture and Arts

Purchase of CNC Wood Engraving machine with accessories

$4,685

Warrnambool Symphony Orchestra

Culture and Arts

Remediation of poor acoustics to improve rehearsals.

$5,000

Warrnambool Theatre Company

Culture and Arts

Shelving and racking

$3,636

Warrnambool Camera Club

Culture and Arts

Lighting for Workshops

$4,716

Beach Patrol 3280 -3284

Environment and Sustainability

Beach Patrol 3280-3284

$4,937

Deakin University Student Association

Environment and Sustainability

DUSA Community Bike Share Program

$5,000

South West Cloth Nappy Library

Environment and Sustainability

100 Families Using Cloth Nappies

$4,990

Russells Creek Landcare

Environment and Sustainability

Russells Creek Revegetation Project.

$3,190

Warrnambool Weed Warriors

Environment and Sustainability

Italian Buckthorn Removal and Replacement

$1,955

Warrnambool Coastcare Landcare Network

Environment and Sustainability

Wellington on Merri South Revegetation

$3,438

Friends of Victoria Park

Environment and Sustainability

Maintenance of Revegetation at Victoria Park

$193

Tozer Reserve

Environment and Sustainability

Protecting Tozer Reserve

$1,850

Woodford Nature Group

Environment and Sustainability

Merri River Habitat Enhancement

$4,116

Making A Difference (MAD) for the Merri

Environment and Sustainability

Maximising the Merri

$1,670

Warrnambool – Unpackaged Food Cooperative

Environment and Sustainability

Installation of custom built weighing and serving station

$5,000

Warrnambool Toy Library Incorporated

Environment and Sustainability

Building a covid-safe collection

$3,000

Warrnambool Men’s Shed

Environment and Sustainability

New Warrnambool Men’s Shed

$5,000

Warrnambool & District Historical Society

Environment and Sustainability

Harness the Sun

$3,000

Warrnambool Gift Committee

Festivals & Events

Warrnambool Gift

$2,710

No.12 South West District Rifle Association

Festivals & Events

Summer by the Sea Festival

$1,000

South West Sport

Festivals & Events

2020 South West Games

$3,300

Dennington Community Association

Festivals & Events

Carols by the Merri

$1,500

Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club

Festivals & Events

Warrnambool Seaside Festival

$2,400

Warrnambool Citizens Road Race Committee

Festivals & Events

Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Festival Community Ride

$500

Warrnambool Tri Club

Festivals & Events

Warrnambool Foreshore Triathlon

$2,376

Warrnambool Lawn Tennis Club

Festivals & Events

Warrnambool Lawn Open 2020

$5,000

Warrnambool and District Easter Arts Festival

Festivals & Events

Warrnambool and District Easter Arts Festival

$3,000

Warrnambool and District Community Hospice

Festivals & Events

The Hospice Dandelion Project

$4,300

Warrnambool Student Wellbeing Association

Festivals & Events

Big Life Boost

$500

RSL Active Warrnambool

Festivals & Events

RSL Active Warrnambool Summer Series

$1,350

Warrnambool Surf Life Saving Club

Sport and Recreation

Disabled Access / Disabled Toilet design development documentation

$5,000

Dennington Football Netball Club

Sport and Recreation

Lights at the Dennington Netball Courts

$4,983

Old Collegians Football Netball Club

Sport and Recreation

Strategic Development Plan

$5,000

Lake Gillear Small Bore Rifle Club

Sport and Recreation

Access for All – Lighting the Way

$4,731

Warrnambool Golf Club

Sport and Recreation

Golf Course Master Plan

$5,000

Brierly Christ Church Cricket Club

Sport and Recreation

Purchase of Ipad for cricket scoring

$779

Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail Committee of Management

Sport and Recreation

Counting the users

$1,614

North Warrnambool Rifle Club

Sport and Recreation

Shot marker Electronic Target Purchase

$5,000

Warrnambool Masters Swimming Club

Sport and Recreation

Club T Shirt on Offer to returning and new Members

$2,000

Warrnambool Volleyball Association

Sport and Recreation

Participation pathways for Juniors

$1,200

South C Dragons Women’s Dragon Boat Team Warrnambool

Sport and Recreation

Promoting connectedness and new membership drive

$947

Warrnambool Gun Club

Sport and Recreation

Seaside Classic Seaside Trap

$5,000

Merrivale Cricket Club

Sport and Recreation

Purchase of New Equipment (Ezicover and Full Pitch Covers)

$5,000

Allansford Cricket Club

Sport and Recreation

New outdoor cricket net training facility

$5,000

East Warrnambool Y C W Cricket Club

Sport and Recreation

Club equipment

$1,754

Warrnambool Bridge Club

Sport and Recreation

Purchase of Card Dealing Machine

$4,870

Nestles Rowing Club

Sport and Recreation

Turning the Tap On

$5,000

Archers of Warrnambool

Sport and Recreation

Save our Club

$4,856

Russell’s Creek Cricket Club

Sport and Recreation

iPad Purchase

$1,710

Warrnambool Small Bore Rifle Club

Sport and Recreation

Purchase and installation of electronic target

$5,000

Anglicare Warrnambool

Sport and Recreation

Building big by playing fair

$4,483

South Rovers Football Netball Club

Sport and Recreation

Essential Replacement / Upgrade of Kitchen Cooking Equipment

$5,000

Warrnambool City Croquet Club

Sport and Recreation

Pathway to Clubhouse

$3,820

Athletics South West Vic

Sport and Recreation

Athletics South West Coaching & Training Equipment

$2,780

Russells Creek Club

Sport and Recreation

Multimedia Projector Installation for Function Room

$5,000

Warrnambool Swimming Club

Sport and Recreation

Sunsmart Program

$1,000

City of Warrnambool Rowing Club

Sport and Recreation

Inclusion and development

$5,000

Warrnambool Action Squash Club

Sport and Recreation

Squash It!

$5,000

Warrnambool Yacht Club

Sport and Recreation

Training boat repair and upgrade

$4,893

Warrnambool & District Historical Vehicle Club

Sport and Recreation

Ready For Community

$4,600

Warrnambool Springers Gymnastics

Sport and Recreation

Essential equipment to elevate OH&S issues

$5,000

Warrnambool Calisthenics Club

Sport and Recreation

Costume Upgrades

$5,000

Warrnambool St Ayles Skiff Community Rowing Club

Sport and Recreation

Skiffs on the River

$4,513

Warrnambool Rifle Club

Sport and Recreation

50M Safety Range Lighting

$2,191

Nestles Cricket Club

Sport and Recreation

Replacement of Bowling Machine

$4,793

North Warrnambool Eagles Football Netball Club

Sport and Recreation

Protective Goal Netting- South end of Bushfield Oval

$5,000

Warrnambool Wolves Football Club

Sport and Recreation

Wolves Portable Senior Goals

$5,000

TOTAL

$255,428

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