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Local grants success

TWENTY-ONE applicants have been awarded money under South Gippsland Shire Council’s first round of the 2018/19 Community Grants Program, sharing $130,950.

Recipients were officially announced at a Council event last week.

The contribution of Council funds will support projects with a total value of about $430,000.
South Gippsland Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Don Hill congratulated the successful community groups.

“Congratulations to all of the successful grant recipients. Community groups are an asset to South Gippsland. Their hard work and dedication brings our communities together and helps to make South Gippsland a better place for all,” he said.

“This round was particularly competitive which made selecting the successful applications very challenging. Thank you to everyone who took time to submit an application during this round of funding.”

Six applicants missed out on funding.

Applications for Round 2 of the Community Grants Program for 2018/19 will open on January 1, 2019 and close on March 31, 2019. Changes have been made to the application process and applicants are advised to take time to read over the Guidelines.

If applicants are seeking more than $5000 they must contact a member of Council’s Community Strengthening team to discuss their application before applying. Anyone seeking more information can contact the team on 5662 9200.

Successful local applicants:

  • Toora Football Club – replace kitchen equipment, $1900
  • Sandy Point Community Centre – remove and replace garden edging, $2000
  • Prom Coast Festival Prom Coast Festival 2019, $4750
  • Welshpool Recreation Reserve – storage shed, $7000
  • Toora Community Action Team – Christmas lights, $1200
  • Meeniyan Mechanics Institute Hall – ceiling refurbishment, $8,000
  • Stony Creek Racecourse & Recreation Reserve – masterplan for reserve, $5000
  • Meeniyan Tourism & Traders Association – Meeniyan Arts Trail, $8000.

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