2019 Council Community Grants recipients awarded 

Published on 18 October 2019

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Twenty-four community groups will share in $82,500 of funding thanks to Gannawarra Shire Council’s 2019 Community Grants Program.

Council approved the successful list of projects at its October Meeting of Council, held on 16 October.

Council received 44 applications to the 2019 round of funding, which offers funding support of up to $5,000 across two funding streams: Community Support and Community Events.

“The 2019 Council Community Grants program saw an overwhelmingly positive response from community groups across the Gannawarra with this round of funding heavily oversubscribed for the amount of funding available for distribution,” Mayor Lorraine Learmonth said.

“Thirty-eight applications were received for funding from the Community Support component of the program, and eight applications were received in the Community Events Grants component of the program.

“Projects that have received funding demonstrated connection to the Council Plan and/or community profile priorities and will address clearly identified community needs.

“These projects and events will also assist community driven initiatives that enable and support increased community pride, morale and volunteerism.”

Community groups that successfully applied for funding will be recognised at a presentation ceremony occurring later this month.

“Council thanks all applicants for submitting a request for funding, and congratulates the successful applicants,” Mayor Learmonth said.

“We look forward to seeing how these successful projects and events come to fruition during the coming 12 months.

“Applications for the next round of Council’s Community Grants Program funding will open in August 2020, and I encourage local community groups and organisations to take the time now to identify and plan projects or events that would benefit from funding.”

Projects that have been awarded funding are: 

Community Support Grants recipients



Funding received

Cohuna Uniting Church

Uniting Church Kitchen Upgrade


Kerang Cemetery Trust

Kerang Cemetery New Lawn Section


Kerang Lakes Community Development Committee

Lake Charm Shelters Stage 2


Lake Charm Hall Committee

Lake Charm Hall East Verandah


Murrabit Men’s Shed

Watch this Space! – Murrabit Men’s Shed Secure Storage Project


Murrabit Recreation Reserve Committee of Management

Murrabit Recreation Reserve Masterplan – Stage 1


Quambatook Bowling Club

Shade and Security Fence


Parkrun Inc

Parkrun for Kerang


Murrabit Playgroup

Sustainability for Murrabit Early Childhood Learning


Cycling Without Age Kerang

Cycling Without Age Kerang Bike Storage


Cohuna Kangas Football Netball Club

New Combi-oven for kitchen


Appin South Fire Brigade

Unifying the Community of Appin


Golden Rivers Artists

Art Extensions & Micro Juniors 2019-2020


Cohuna Little Athletics

Cohuna Recreation Reserve Oval 2 Hot Water Service


Cohuna & District Leos Club

Finishing the Donut Van


Lions Club of Kerang



Kerang Golf Club Inc Bowling Club

Rink Markers


Quambatook District Share Shop






Community Event Grants recipients



Funding received

Murrabit Advancement Association

Murrabit Country Market – Moveable Art & Mirrors


Cohuna Neighbourhood House

Cohuna Community Support Events


Northern District Community Health

Art at the Park


Rotary Club of Kerang

Historical Plaques


Combined Churches Men’s Breakfast

Men’s mental health programme


Lake Charm Arts and Culture Association

Charm Pop Up Cafe






CAPTION: Murrabit Advancement Association, which organises the monthly Murrabit Country Market, is one of 24 groups to receive funding from Gannawarra Shire Council's 2019 Community Grants Program.


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