Projects, events share in $316,945 of Community Grant funding
Published on 20 October 2022
Local community groups and organisations will share in more than $316,000 of funding thanks to Gannawarra Shire Council’s 2022 Community Grants program.
One of the highlights of Council’s 2022/23 Budget, community groups and organisations were encouraged during a four-week period to apply for support for proposed community events and projects.
Council approved the successful list of 21 initiatives to benefit from funding at its October 2022 Council Meeting, held on 19 October.
“As in previous years, Council’s Community Grants Program was popular. This year’s program received 27 applications for funding, requesting more than $477,000 worth of projects,” Mayor Charlie Gillingham said.
“The successful projects, which range from facility improvements to new local events, align with the Growing Gannawarra – 2021-2025 Council Plan and other Council strategies.”
Funding was awarded through three funds:
- Major Community Project Fund – Five projects, including netball court and lighting upgrades, shade structure installation and cricket nets improvements, will share in $256,850.50 of funding.
- Community Support Grants – Eight projects, including storage solutions, kitchen improvements, electrical upgrades and a community art project, will share in $33,980.00 of funding.
- Community Event Grants – Eight events, including the Country Orchid Club Challenge, Kerang New Year’s Eve Party in the Park and Wings Over the Gannawarra, will share in $26,114.50 of funding.
“Council thanks all applicants for submitting a request for funding, and congratulates the successful applicants,” Mayor Gillingham said.
“We look forward to seeing how these successful projects come to fruition over the coming 12 months.”
Community groups and organisations looking for funding for current and future projects are encouraged to visit www.gsc.vic.gov.au/grants, which features various grant opportunities.
Projects that have been successfully awarded funding thanks to Gannawarra Shire Council’s 2022 Community Grants program are: