Community Grants Presented – Campaspe Shire Council

Mayor Cr Adrian Weston said the program offers financial assistance to support services, programs and events delivered by community groups, clubs and associations in Campaspe Shire.

“It was great to see so many community groups from across the shire at the event which saw 44 successful applicants receive financial assistance that will contribute towards total project costs worth $460,995.

Grant recipient Mitchell Bull from the Kyabram Blue Light Inc. formally thanked Campaspe Shire for contributing $1,000 for the Kyabram Blue Light events and disco.

“Being a non for profit organisation, the grant is basically what makes our event possible,” Mr Bull said.

Tongala Primary School Principal, Robert Hogan expressed the school’s gratitude for the $1000 Koori artwork grant.

“This grant will allow our school to create art work to reflect our increasing indigenous student population.” Mr Hogan said.

Alan Mathieson-Harrison from the Rochester Motoring Club was delighted with the $3000 grant to make the Rochester Motoring Club Biannual Show n Shine possible.

“This event will be a new experience for Rochester and will bring new people to our town,” Mr Mathieson-Harrison said.

Grants were presented in three categories – Community Support, Community Events and Minor and Major Events.

In the Community Support category we have 23 successful applications worth $63,990.


Project Details

Grant Received

Echuca Moama Search & Rescue Inc

Small renovations to training room


Rochester Lions Club Inc

Rochester Sports Museum – replacement of picnic setting


Echuca Historical Society Inc

Conservation and skills upgrade


Rochester Cemetery Trust

iPad to enable immediate access to records


Kyabram Bowls Club Inc

Outdoor seating and eating


Echuca East Primary School Parents Committee

(auspiced by Echuca East Primary School)

Bicycle lockup area expansion and roof


Riding Develops Abilities (RDA) Echuca

(auspiced by Riding for the Disabled Association of Victoria (RDAV) Inc

Equipment renewal to support safe rallies and division competition


Rushworth Community House Inc

Community Arts Precinct Hub


Shine Bright Echuca East Kindergarten Inc

Not a drop wasted


We Are Vivid Inc

A Vivid outdoor area for Kyabram


Life Saving Victoria

Open water learning experience – aquatic education for Campaspe youth


Rochester Community House Inc

Fill our hall with tables


Echuca Moama Broadcast Service Inc

Purchase linked PC’s for computer network


Colbinabbin Clay Target Club Inc

Honour Board for Colbinabbin Clay Target Club


Echuca Moama Theatre Company Inc

Purchase of sound equipment


Warramunda Village Inc

Warramunda Hub equipment


Tongala Lions Club Inc

Tongala Street Art brochure


Tongala Community Activities Centre Inc

Food & Friendship – connecting the Tongala community one meal at a time


Echuca Moama Uniting Church

Purchase defibrillator unit


Tongala Primary School

Koori artwork at TPS


Kyabram District Men’s Shed Inc

PA & Projector for meetings and men’s health presentations


Echuca Senior Citizens Club Inc

Upgrading of chairs


One & All Inclusion Project

(auspiced by Echuca Specialist School)

One & All Inclusion Project




In the Community Events category we have 12 successful applications worth $9,610.


Project Details

Grant Received

Wyuna Memorial Hall

Seasonal dinners and end of year Christmas social


Kyabram Blue Light Inc

Kyabram Blue Light events and disco


Rotary Club of Rochester Inc

Farm & Road Safety Expo


Lockington Bowls Club Inc

Ladies Invitation Fours Tournament


Tongala Community Events Inc

Tongala Community Garage Sale


Girgarre Community Group Inc

Girgarre Open Garden Festival 2019


Gunbower & District Development Group Inc

Country Bush Dance


Lockington Golf Club Inc

2019 Joy Bickford Rose Bowl


Henley Friends Inc

Christmas in July


Echuca Swimming Club Inc

October Swimming Carnival


Echuca Moama Artists Inc

EMA 65th Anniversary Art Exhibition


Girgarre Community Group Inc

Girgarre Quilt In




In the Minor & Major events category we have 9 successful applications worth $27,000.


Project Details

Grant Received

Campaspe Shire & Murray River Council Town Crier

(auspiced by Echuca Moama Accommodation Association Inc)

World Invitational Town Crier Tournament & Australian Guild Championships


Kyabram RV Country Music Corral

(auspiced by Kyabram Development Committee Inc)

Kyabram RV Country Music Corral


Rochester Motoring Club Inc

Rochester Motoring Club Biannual Show n Shine


Kyabram Town Hall Inc

“Be Persuaded” – a Jane Austen Experience garment exhibition


Echuca & District Kennel Club Inc

Two day Championship Dog Show for pure bred dogs


Girgarre Development Group Inc

Girgarre Moosic Muster


Rotary International District 9810 Inc

Rotary District 9810 Conference


Echuca Moama Triathlon Club Inc

Echuca Moama Sweat v Steam


Echuca Moama & District Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc

Family Friendly Entertainment at the Echuca Moama Show




Round two of the Community Grants Program opens Monday, 5 August.

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