Community Grants Presented

Campaspe Shire Council presented a total of $99,850 in round one of the 2019/20 Community Grants program at a special presentation at Radcliffes, Echuca on Wednesday night.

Mayor Cr Adrian Weston said the program offers financial assistance to support services, programs and events delivered by community groups, clubs and associations in Campaspe Shire.

“It was great to see so many community groups from across the shire at the event which saw 44 successful applicants receive financial assistance that will contribute towards total project costs worth $460,995.

Grant recipient Mitchell Bull from the Kyabram Blue Light Inc. formally thanked Campaspe Shire for contributing $1,000 for the Kyabram Blue Light events and disco.

“Being a non for profit organisation, the grant is basically what makes our event possible,” Mr Bull said.

Tongala Primary School Principal, Robert Hogan expressed the school’s gratitude for the $1000 Koori artwork grant.

“This grant will allow our school to create art work to reflect our increasing indigenous student population.” Mr Hogan said.

Alan Mathieson-Harrison from the Rochester Motoring Club was delighted with the $3000 grant to make the Rochester Motoring Club Biannual Show n Shine possible.

“This event will be a new experience for Rochester and will bring new people to our town,” Mr Mathieson-Harrison said.

Grants were presented in three categories – Community Support, Community Events and Minor and Major Events.

In the Community Support category we have 23 successful applications worth $63,990.

Organisation

Project Details

Grant Received

Echuca Moama Search & Rescue Inc

Small renovations to training room

$4,000

Rochester Lions Club Inc

Rochester Sports Museum – replacement of picnic setting

$2,365

Echuca Historical Society Inc

Conservation and skills upgrade

$1,093

Rochester Cemetery Trust

iPad to enable immediate access to records

$1,513

Kyabram Bowls Club Inc

Outdoor seating and eating

$3,790

Echuca East Primary School Parents Committee

(auspiced by Echuca East Primary School)

Bicycle lockup area expansion and roof

$3,991

Riding Develops Abilities (RDA) Echuca

(auspiced by Riding for the Disabled Association of Victoria (RDAV) Inc

Equipment renewal to support safe rallies and division competition

$1,400

Rushworth Community House Inc

Community Arts Precinct Hub

$2,942

Shine Bright Echuca East Kindergarten Inc

Not a drop wasted

$2,895

We Are Vivid Inc

A Vivid outdoor area for Kyabram

$1,856

Life Saving Victoria

Open water learning experience – aquatic education for Campaspe youth

$3,831

Rochester Community House Inc

Fill our hall with tables

$4,000

Echuca Moama Broadcast Service Inc

Purchase linked PC’s for computer network

$3,000

Colbinabbin Clay Target Club Inc

Honour Board for Colbinabbin Clay Target Club

$1,231

Echuca Moama Theatre Company Inc

Purchase of sound equipment

$3,112

Warramunda Village Inc

Warramunda Hub equipment

$4,000

Tongala Lions Club Inc

Tongala Street Art brochure

$1,350

Tongala Community Activities Centre Inc

Food & Friendship – connecting the Tongala community one meal at a time

$3,900

Echuca Moama Uniting Church

Purchase defibrillator unit

$3,000

Tongala Primary School

Koori artwork at TPS

$1,000

Kyabram District Men’s Shed Inc

PA & Projector for meetings and men’s health presentations

$971

Echuca Senior Citizens Club Inc

Upgrading of chairs

$4,000

One & All Inclusion Project

(auspiced by Echuca Specialist School)

One & All Inclusion Project

$4,000

Total

$63,990

 

In the Community Events category we have 12 successful applications worth $9,610.

Organisation

Project Details

Grant Received

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

Rotary Club of Rochester Inc

Farm & Road Safety Expo

$1,000

Lockington Bowls Club Inc

Ladies Invitation Fours Tournament

$1,000

Tongala Community Events Inc

Tongala Community Garage Sale

$1,000

Girgarre Community Group Inc

Girgarre Open Garden Festival 2019

$1,000

Gunbower & District Development Group Inc

Country Bush Dance

$1,000

Lockington Golf Club Inc

2019 Joy Bickford Rose Bowl

$300

Henley Friends Inc

Christmas in July

$750

Echuca Swimming Club Inc

October Swimming Carnival

$760

Echuca Moama Artists Inc

EMA 65th Anniversary Art Exhibition

$800

Girgarre Community Group Inc

Girgarre Quilt In

$800

Total

$9,610

 

In the Minor & Major events category we have 9 successful applications worth $27,000.

Organisation

Project Details

Grant Received

Campaspe Shire & Murray River Council Town Crier

(auspiced by Echuca Moama Accommodation Association Inc)

World Invitational Town Crier Tournament & Australian Guild Championships

$3,750

Kyabram RV Country Music Corral

(auspiced by Kyabram Development Committee Inc)

Kyabram RV Country Music Corral

$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

Echuca & District 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 v Steam

$3,000

Echuca Moama & District Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc

Family Friendly Entertainment at the Echuca Moama Show

$2,250

Total

$27,000

 

Round two of the Community Grants Program opens Monday, 5 August.