Bass Coast,

Community benefits from $127,000 in grants

Bass Coast Shire Council congratulated 35 successful grant recipients at a special presentation event at the Civic Centre Council Chamber on Monday, 13 November.

Community groups and organisations received a total of $127,000 in funding as part of the second round of Bass Coast Community Grants for 2017. Grants ranged from $1,200 to $10,000.

The Surf Beach Community Park Committee of Management received $10,000 of major project funding for the installation of a permanent playground.

Inverloch Men’s Shed received $5,000 to construct disability access to the Men’s Shed and Community Room.

Wonthaggi Business and Tourism Association also received $5,000 to go towards the second Wonthaggi Street Festival, and Disabled Surfers’ Association Bass Coast was granted $5,000 of funding to purchase surfboards to establish a Disabled Surfers’ Branch in Bass Coast.

Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, was joined by Cr Julian Brown, Cr Michael Whelan, Cr Geoff Ellis and Cr Clare Le Serve to present successful recipients with their grants. Cr Rothfield commented that Council was fortunate to have many volunteers working in all spheres of the community.

“I appreciate that fundraising takes a great deal of volunteer time and commitment, and I thank everyone for the enormous effort and time they give to their local community.”

“This includes people maintaining our sporting and recreational facilities, those protecting the environment, parents fundraising for kindergartens, and volunteers of emergency, health and service organisations,” Cr Rothfield said.

The first round of the Bass Coast Community Grants 2018 is now open for applications and will close on Friday 9, March 2018. More information is available at