Bass Coast,
18
July
2014
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04:20
Australia/Melbourne

Community Grants Recipients Announced

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Bass Coast Shire Council has awarded a total of $107, 866 to 44 community organisations in Round 1 of its Community Grants Program.

Financial assistance was awarded in three categories, including grants for equipment, small programs, events and capital works projects.

“We congratulate all of the groups that were awarded funding,” Mayor, Cr Neil Rankine, said.

“The Community Grants Program provides funds for small projects and programs and it is evident that for many groups a little bit of financial assistance through a Community Grant can go a long way.

“It is also acknowledged that groups will contribute many hours of in-kind assistance and their own funds towards a majority of the funded projects.”

Community Grants funds have been awarded to a range of projects and not-for-profit groups and organisations, such as community houses, sporting clubs and arts groups.

Wonthaggi Neighbourhood Centre at Mitchell House has been awarded $2,500 as a contribution towards documenting the story of Karen refuge people coming from Burma to our community.

The Phillip Island Pony Club received $1,000 towards purchasing new jumps equipment to meet current safety standards. In this grant round we have also supported emergency services, service clubs, and schools to undertake projects of community benefit.

“I encourage all not-for-profit community groups or organisations to consider if they have a project that requires some financial assistance,” Cr Rankine said.

“There are two more rounds of Community Grants for funding projects in the 2014/15 financial year.

“Potential applicants should read the Community Grants Information Kit on Council’s website to see if they are eligible for a grant and speak to Council’s Grants Officer.”

Council has four rounds of Community Grants in 2014/15.

Round 2 closes on 28 July, and Round 3 will open in early October.

For a full listing of Community Grant Round 1 recipients, or more information about the Community Grants Program, visit www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/grants.