Projects, events to benefit from Community Grants program

Published on 21 September 2020

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Twenty-two community groups will share in $83,500 of funding thanks to Gannawarra Shire Council’s 2020 Community Grants Program.

One of the highlights of Council’s 2020/21 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 16 projects and six events to benefit from funding at its September Council Meeting, held on 16 September.

“Once again, Council’s Community Grants Program has been popular with our community groups and organisations, with Council receiving 32 applications across the two categories, those being Community Support and Community Events,” Mayor Lorraine Learmonth said.

“Projects and events that will benefit from this funding demonstrated connection to the Gannawarra Shire Council Plan 2017-2021 and/or community profile priorities, and will address clearly identified community needs.”

Eight community projects received the maximum allocation of $5,000, with initiatives supported through this funding stream ranging from the development of a community garden at Cohuna, the purchasing of mowers and tractors, project designs, venue upgrades and support for war widows.

The Community Grants program will also support the popular Gannawarra Toy Run and Kerang New Year’s Eve Party in the Park, as well as the Cohuna Bowls Club’s plan to support future lawn bowls champions. 

“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 come to fruition over the coming 12 months.”

Projects that have been successfully awarded funding are:

Community Support Grants recipients



Funding received

Cohuna Neighbourhood House

Stage Two: All-Abilities Community Garden


Country Fire Authority

Cohuna Digital Community Engagement board


Kerang Landcare Group

Kerang Swamps to Wetlands Development Plan and Trail Design


Koondrook Swimming Pool Inc.

New Ride-on Mower


Lalbert Golf Club Inc.

Lalbert community tractor upgrade


Murrabit Recreation Reserve Committee of Management

Murrabit Recreation Reserve Equipment Upgrade Project


Nondescripts Cricket Club

Cohuna Recreation Reserve Number 2 multi-purpose facility design


Quambatook Football Netball Club

Safety fencing children’s play area


Mallee Eagles Football Netball Club

Training Future Sports Stars (equipment)


Cohuna Kangas Football & Netball Club Inc.

Cohuna Recreation Reserve Multi-Purpose Complex concept designs


Lake Charm Landcare Group

Pause at Charm – lakeside seating upgrades


Cohuna Golf Club

Carpet Replacement Cohuna Golf Clubhouse


Kerang and District Community Centre

Keeping Us Safe – Site safety upgrades


Cohuna and District Progress Association Inc.

COVIDSafe Equipment for community events


Kerang Group of Legacy

Legacy Widows Support packages


Kerang Amateur Swimming and Lifesaving Club

Kerang Swim Club Website development





Community Event Grants recipients



Funding received

Bendigo Diocese Trust Corporation

Gannawarra Shire Toy Run and Hamper Distribution



Kerang Progress Association Inc.

Kerang New Year’s Eve Party in the Park 2020


Kerang Community Market Inc.

Kerang Community Market


Cohuna Bowls Club Inc.

Future Gannawarra Bowls Champions


Gannawarra Tennis Club

The Warra Festival


Lakes Community Development Group

Celebrating Small Town Achievements – event at Lake Charm Hall






ABOVE: Kerang Landcare Group's Kerang Swamps to Wetlands Development Plan and Trail Design is one of 16 projects and six events to be supported by Gannawarra Shire Council's 2020 Community Grants Program.

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