Support for local events and projects

Local community groups will receive funding to host events and develop projects, following the latest round of Wellington Shire Council’s Community Assistance Grants awarded this week.

Council approved more than $136,000 in funding through the August 2021 Community Assistance Grants scheme, which will be allocated to 28 events, projects and facilities across the Shire.

Wellington Shire Council Mayor Garry Stephens said a wide range of community groups had applied for grants in the latest round.

“The applications Council received were assessed based on their benefit to the wider community,” Cr Stephens said.

“Events, projects and facilities which will receive funding in this latest round reflect the diversity of the Wellington communities.

“The funding will support some of our sports clubs, arts and cultural groups, local suppliers, as well as groups who maintain some of our treasured historical and cultural assets.

“It will go a long way towards ensuring people across Wellington have an opportunity to participate and work together on projects which fulfil a community need.”

Community events which have been awarded a total of $62,335 in funding include the Loch Sport New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display, City of Sale Eisteddfod, Gippy Gallivant, Heyfield Vintage Machinery Rally, Marlay Point Family Fair, Shakespeare on the River Festival, Maffra Triathlon, Avon Anglican Family Fun Fair, Tinamba Food and Wine Festival, Golden Beach End of Summer Surf Festival, Yarram Agricultural Show, Inward Goods Festival and GippSport Streetgames Skate Park Competitions.

Community groups awarded $30,000 in total funding for projects include Stratford on Avon Shakespeare Association, Maffra Dramatic Society, Maffra Golf Club, Yarram and District Cricket Club, Woodside and District Football Netball Club, and Paradise Golden Beach Senior Citizens Club.

Council also awarded $43,869 for community facilities projects to Stratford Dog Agility, Port Albert Mechanics Institute Hall, Heyfield and District Vintage Machinery Group, Newry Golf Club, Stratford Courthouse, Maffra Lawn Tennis Club, George Gray Centre, Yarram Regent Theatre Committee of Management and Munro Public Hall Committee of Management.

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