Community grants distributed

13 December 2019 - Media release

Campaspe Shire Council this week handed out $113,130 to support 46 community services, programs and events through its Community Grants program which will result in projects and activities worth more than $600,000 being delivered to the community.

Lauren Kay from the Rochester & District Horse & Pony Club thanked council for the grant.

“The $4,000 will go towards a $10,000 project to install 10 new horse yards to make the 60 year old yards compliant and ready for the Rochester Show in February next year,” she said.

In accepting the $1,000 grant for the Gunbower & District Development Group, Audrey Dickins encouraged everyone to get paddling.

“Gunbower waterways are unique to northern Victoria and a great way to enjoy them is to get paddling. It’s environmentally friendly, no engine, no burning of fossil fuels, no pollution, and very quiet to observe the many water birds and other wildlife in their natural habitat,” Audrey said.

“The funding will to provide equipment and instruction for a get paddling day, a family event planned for early next year.”

Pat Schram of the Campaspe Valley Bowls Division congratulated all grants recipients and said the $5,000 grant to their organisation is supporting the 2020 Women’s Country Bowls Carnival with already 500 bowlers registered for the week-long event to be held at the end of March.

“The women are playing bowls in Echuca Moama, Lockington, Rochester, Tongala and other places across the shire. We have been further supported by Echuca Moama Tourism who have provided accommodation packages and are taking our bookings,” Pat said.

In the Community Support category $64,140 was allocated to 24 groups as follows:

$4,000 - Mount Pleasant Football Netball Club Inc., netball court resurface

$1,000 - Echuca Historical Society Inc., poetry trail

$4,000 - Echuca Neighbourhood House Inc., CCTV system at the Back 9 Golf Course

$4,000 - Crossenvale Community House Inc., community garden

$4,000 - Colbinabbin & District Historical Society Inc., information boards at the new silo art viewing area

$600 - Strathallan Family Landcare (Landcare Victoria Inc.), surveying squirrel gliders along the Campaspe River

$3,500 - Campaspe Family Violence Action Group (Kyabram Community & Learning Centre Inc.), CFVAG strategic review

$4,000 - We Are Vivid, new shed for equipment storage

$2,100 - Echuca Moama Little Athletics Inc., computers to assist with timing gates

$2,000 - Echuca Moama Apex Club Inc., equipment to maintain yards/gardens

$2,000 - Kyabram Youth Club Inc., interlocking floor mats for Kung Fu

$4,000 - Little Paws & Big Paws Animal Rescue Inc., companion animal desexing program

$4,000 - Rochester & District Horse & Pony Club Inc., removal and replacement of old and unsafe yards

$3,070 - Kyabram Food Swap (Kyabram Community & Learning Centre Inc.), produce education opportunity

$4,000 - Wharparilla Recreation Reserve Committee of Management, electricity to raw water pump

$2,381 - Echuca United Football Netball Club Inc., ice making machine for injury management and recovery

$1,313 - Inland Outrigger Canoe Club Inc., storage fitout for small canoes and equipment

$3,176 - Stanhope & District Men’s Shed Inc., vertical panel saw

$4,000 - One & All Inclusion Project (Echuca Specialist School), Wear Orange Day merchandise

$2,000 - Girgarre Community Group Inc., two day artist in residence program

$2,000 - River Voices Inc., concert raisers and storage/transport trolley

$1,000 - Tongala Cricket Club Inc., TCC Mini Blues Programme

$1,000 - Echuca Specialist School, portable disabled toilet

$1,000 - Echuca Moama Theatre Company Inc., alarm system for rehearsal shed

 

In the Event category $48,990 was allocated to 22 groups, to support community, minor and major events as follows:

$750 - Kyabram Chamber of Commerce Inc., gala night

$940 - Special Olympics Echuca, Special Olympics Echuca Swimming Club Games

$500 - Echuca Moama Uniting Church, Festival of Christmas – a celebration

$1,000 - Stanhope & District Development Committee Inc., Stanhope Community Carols Gala Night

$300 - Rotary Club of Rochester Inc., Creative Seeds Exhibition

$1,000 - Gunbower & District Development Committee Inc., Get Paddling Day

$1,000 - Embrace Church Inc., Tongala Carols by Candlelight

$750 - Rochester RSL Sub Branch (RSL Victoria Inc.), ANZAC Day 2020 Commemorations

$750 - Kyvalley Swimming Club Inc., autumn entertainment

$1,500 - Kyabram Lawn Tennis Club Inc., Easter tournament 2020

$1,500 - Kyabram Community & Learning Centre Inc., Colour Fun Run

$5,000 - Campaspe Valley Bowls Division Inc., 2020 Women’s Country Bowls Carnival

$2,500 - Goulburn Valley Auto Club Inc., March 2020 Long Weekend Race Meet at Rushworth

$4,000 - Echuca Moama Triathlon Club Inc., EMTC Multi Sport Weekend

$3,000 - Lions Club of Kyabram Inc., Legends of the Mountain

$3,500 - Kyabram Vintage Engine & Machinery Restoration Group Inc., Kyabram Vintage Engine Rally & Mack Truck Muster

$3,000 - Girgarre Development Group Inc., Jigarre Jammin

$3,500 - Echuca Moama Wedding Expo Inc., Echuca Moama Bridal & Events Festival

$3,000 - Rich River Rod & Custom Club Inc., Rich River Rod Run 2020

$4,000 - Kyabram AH&P Society Inc., Kyabram 75th Rodeo

$2,500 - Goulburn Valley Leather Craft Association Inc., the Diversity of Leather

$5,000 - Rushworth Easter Heritage Festival Inc., Rushworth Easter Heritage Festival 2020

The next Community Grants program will open in March 2020.