3 May, 2024

Community grants announced

THE Framlingham Recreation Reserve and Port Fairy Cricket Club are two of the big winners in the latest round of Moyne Shire Council’s Community Assistance Fund.

By Staff Writer

Community grants announced - feature photo

Announced earlier this week, round two of the Community Assistance Fund will see more than $86,000 allocated to various projects throughout the municipality.

At last Tuesday’s council meeting, councillors approved $51,845 in matched funding to groups across the shire for projects over $3,000 including roofing, strategic planning, and court resurfacing.

Mayor Ian Smith said the fund supports community facilities, acquisition of equipment and assistance toward community programs and initiatives.

“It’s so important to support groups, clubs and organisations to make improvements on community facilities, assets and programs,” Cr Smith said.

“Combined with the first round of funding, over the year we have provided $226,500 to groups right across Moyne Shire for a wide range of projects and equipment.

“This funding encourages a self-help culture amongst groups and creates collaborative partnerships with council that help build stronger communities.”

Cr Smith said the council was looking forward to seeing these projects come to life and congratulated all the latest funding recipients.

Of the projects allocated more than $3,000, the Framlingham Recreation Reserve had been allocated $15,000 to replace the roof (and stop leaks) while the Port Fairy Cricket Club would receive $15,000 to replace its mower.

The Warrnambool Field and Game Inc. was allocated $4,345 for a grader blade for its tractor to maintain fire breaks and tracks.

Cr Smith said a further $34,315 had been awarded in the under $3,000 category, which were signed off by the acting chief executive officer.

He said these projects included a replacement shade sail for Mailors Flat Tennis Club and painting of the supper room at the Orford Hall.

The successful grant recipients included:

Nirranda Football Netball Club, $2,500 for strategic planning.

Mailors Flat Tennis Club, $1,882 to replace a shade sail.

Great South Coast Eventing Association, $2,499 for spiral ground pins for cross-country jumps.

Hopkins Falls Landcare Group, $1,010 to go towards working bee equipment including blower, wheelbarrow, mulch and a hand shovel.

Koroit and District Basketball Association, $2,939 for bench seating for players and ball racks.

Port Fairy Coastal Group, $1,632 to replace surveying equipment.

South West Sheepdog Club, $2,962 for a PA system.

Orford Recreational Reserve and Public Hall Reserve, $2,718 to paint the supper room.

Lake Cartcarrong Committee Inc., $2,539 for a health audit of flora and fauna refuge.

Port Fairy Heritage Boats Inc., $2,668 to upgrade apparel for crews.

Country Fire Authority District 5, $1,121 for tables and chairs for St Helens Fire Brigade.

Panmure Action Group, $3,000 to purchase a laptop and printer for its community newsletter and administration.

Cooramook Recreation Reserve, $700 for recognition signage at the Cooramook school site.

The Crystal Lee Foundation, $2,958 for weatherproof racks, vacuum and a garden shed.


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