An amount of $100,600 has been approved in round one of council’s 2019/2020 Community Grants Program, supporting 44 community groups to deliver a range of projects and events for the benefit of residents across the shire, bringing projects to the value of approximately $559,000 to reality.
Campaspe Shire Mayor Cr Adrian Weston said the grants program supports services, programs and events delivered by community groups, clubs and associations.
“The financial support provided through council’s grants program helps the shire’s not-for-profit sector to deliver initiatives and make Campaspe an even more vibrant and stimulating place to be,” Cr Weston said.
“Whether it’s a project to improve the environment, an event that brings people together in celebration or the purchase of equipment to support club operations, the grants help make it possible for our much-valued volunteers to deliver their initiatives for the benefit of all,” he said.
Grants were allocated in two categories – Community Support and Events.
In the Community Support category, $63,990 was allocated to 24 groups as follows:
$4,000 Echuca Moama Search & Rescue Inc., small renovations to training room.
$2,365 Rochester Lions Club Inc., Rochester Sports Museum replacement of picnic setting.
$1,093 Echuca Historical Society Inc., conservation and skills upgrade.
$3,790 Kyabram Bowls Club Inc., outdoor seating and eating.
$1,513 Rochester Cemetery Trust, iPad to enable immediate access to records.
$3,991 Echuca East Primary School Parents Committee (Echuca East Primary School), bicycle lockup area expansion and roof.
$1,400 Riding Develops Abilities (RDA) Echuca (Riding for the Disabled Association of Victoria (RDAV) Inc), equipment renewal to support safe rallies and division competition.
$2,942 Rushworth Community House Inc., community arts precinct hub.
$2,895 Shine Bright Echuca East Kindergarten Inc., not a drop wasted.
$1,856 We are Vivid Inc., a Vivid outdoor area for Kyabram.
$3,831 Life Saving Victoria, open water learning experience – aquatic safety education for Campaspe youth.
$4,000 Rochester Community House Inc., fill our hall with tables.
$3,000 Echuca Moama Broadcast Services Inc., purchase linked PC’s for computer network.
$1,231 Colbinabbin Clay Target Club Inc., honour board for Colbinabbin Clay Target Club.
$3,112 Echuca Moama Theatre Company Inc., purchase sound equipment.
$4,000 Warramunda Village Inc., Warramunda hub equipment.
$1,350 Tongala Lions Club Inc., Tongala street art brochure.
**$750 Kyabram Deakin Residents Ratepayers & Development Group Inc., KDRRADG communication equipment. (** Funding conditional upon obtaining public liability insurance and provision of certificate of currency.)
$3,900 Tongala Community Activities Centre Inc., food & friendship – connecting the Tongala community one meal at a time.
$3,000 Echuca Moama Uniting Church, purchase defibrillator unit.
$1,000 Tongala Primary School, koori artwork at TPS.
$971 Kyabram District Men’s Shed Inc., PA and projector for meetings and men’s health presentations.
$4,000 Echuca Senior Citizens Club Inc., upgrading of chairs.
$4,000 One & All Inclusion Project (Echuca Specialist School), One & All Inclusion project.
In the Events category, $36,610 was allocated to 20 groups as follows:
$3,750 Campaspe Shire & Murray River Council Town Crier (Echuca Moama Accommodation Association Inc.), World Invitational Town Crier Tournament and Australian Guild Championships.
$3,000 Rochester Motoring Club Inc., Rochester Motoring Club Biannual Show ‘n’ Shine.
$3,000 Kyabram Town Hall Inc., ‘Be Persuaded’ – a Jane Austen experience garment exhibition.
$3,000 Kyabram RV Country Music Festival (Kyabram Development Committee Inc.), Kyabram RV Country Music Festival.
$3,000 Echuca Kennel Club Inc., two-day championship dog show for pure bred dogs.
$3,000 Girgarre Development Group Inc., Girgarre Moosic Muster.
$3,000 Rotary International District 9810 Inc., Rotary District 9810 conference.
$3,000 Echuca Moama Triathlon Club Inc., Echuca Moama Sweat vs Steam.
$2,250 Echuca Moama & District Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc., family friendly entertainment at the Echuca Moama Show.
$800 Echuca Moama Artists Inc., 65th Anniversary Art Exhibition.
$760 Echuca Swimming Club Inc., October Swimming Carnival.
$1,000 Tongala Community Events Inc., Tongala Community Garage Sale.
$1,000 Girgarre Community Group Inc., Girgarre Open Garden Festival 2019.
$1,000 Rotary Club of Rochester Inc., Farm & Road Safe Expo.
$750 Henley Friends Inc., Christmas in July.
$1,000 Wyuna Memorial Hall, seasonal dinners and end of year Christmas social.
$1,000 Kyabram Blue Light Inc., Kyabram Blue Light events and disco.
$1,000 Lockington Bowls Club Inc., Ladies Invitational Fours tournament.
$1,000 Gunbower & District Development Group Inc., Country Bush Dance.
$300 Lockington Golf Club Inc., 2019 Joy Bickford Rose Bowl.
Round two of the 2019/2020 Community Grants Program opens in August 2019 and organisations are encouraged to discuss their project with relevant council staff during the application process.