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South Gippsland Community Grants – round one awarded

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council would like to congratulate the successful applicants from Round One of the 2021/22 Community Grants Program.

Thirteen applicants were successful in receiving funding for their projects with $76,886 awarded across four separate categories. 

The Community Grants Program aims to support community initiatives, projects and events that benefit the South Gippsland region. Community Grants are accessible by community, volunteer and not-for-profit organisations. 

Round Two of the program opens on Friday, August 20 and closes Wednesday, October 20. Two online information sessions will run on Monday, August 16 at 11.00am and 7.00pm. 

For more information, please phone Sophie Bolding on 5662 9200 or visit:

South Gippsland Shire Council Chair Administrator, Julie Eisenbise said, “Congratulations to all of this year’s round one grant recipients and thank you to everyone who took the time to prepare and submit an application. Community Grants support a wide variety of local groups and associations in South Gippsland which is evidenced by the list of successful applicants. Funding in this round has been provided to football/netball clubs, Landcare, a Scout Group, a community garden and a historical society… to name just a few. It is pleasing to see how many groups have been supported and the range of projects that will soon be facilitated.”

Round One Grant Recipients:                           

  • Sandy Point Community Power Inc, Energy Storage Battery for Sandy Point Community Centre, $5,000
  • Scots’ Pioneer Church Ltd, Scots’ Pioneer Church Mardan Preservation Project, $10,000
  • South Gippsland Landcare Network, Weed Control South Gippsland: Your backyard, our backyard, $10,000
  • Manna Community Garden, Renewal, $1,375
  • Korumburra Bena Football Netball Club Inc, Netball Coaches Boxes, $5,000
  • Walter J Tuck Reserve Committee, Bottom Oval Automatic Irrigation, $10,000
  • Tarwin Lower & District Community Health Centre Inc., Heart Beat, $1,174
  • Sandy Point Community Group Inc, Sandy Point Information Boards, $4,840
  • Poowong Historical Group, Pioneer Chapel Refurbishment, $1,920
  • Carinya Lodge, Carinya Murals, $8,702
  • Toora Recreation Reserve Committee of Management, W Cook Pavilion roof upgrade, $10,000
  • Leongatha Football Netball Club, Game Day Equipment, $4,125
  • 2nd Leongatha Scout Group, Venue security and storage upgrades, $4,750


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