Published on 25 June 2020
An amount of $88,736 has been approved in round one of the 2020/21 Community Grants Program which will contribute to the delivery of 33 projects and events across the Campaspe Community.
Campaspe Shire Council Mayor, Cr Adrian Weston said the Community Grants Program supports the development of community ventures that benefit residents across the shire.
“Financial support through Council’s grant program helps our not-for-profit sector progress initiatives which empowers volunteers to deliver a broad range of projects to our community,” Cr Weston said.
With the assistance of funding, volunteer groups can provide additional opportunities to the wider community in environmental projects, staging of events, the purchase of equipment and community programs.
Grants were allocated in in two categories – Community Support and Events.
In the Community Support category, $56,036 was shared between 19 groups as follows:
$1,732 – Active Transport Echuca East Group (Echuca Neighbourhood House Inc), Echuca Moama community cycling.
$1,000 – Campaspe Murray Mental Health Group (Campaspe Cohuna Local Learning and Employment Network Inc), mental health cruise.
$300 – Bamawm Extension Pony Club Inc, Bamawm Extension Pony Club first aid.
$1,669 – Colbinabbin Preschool Inc, Colbinabbin bush kinder.
$4,000 – Echuca Moama Search and Rescue Inc, commercial pressure washer.
$2,519 – Echuca Moama Rockets Inc, 2020 Echuca Moama Rockets season.
$4,000 – Lockington Bamawm United Football Netball Club Inc, installation of solar panels at the Lockington Recreation Reserve.
$4,000 – Kyabram Lawn Tennis Club Inc, purchase of replacement mower.
$4,000 – Rochester Recreation Reserve Committee of Management, Rochester Recreation Reserve master plan.
$4,000 – Echuca Specialist School, STOMP combined schools’ concert.
$3,974 – Stanhope and District Men’s Shed Inc, tools for Stanhope shedders.
$3,987 – Echuca Moama Uniting Church, installation of commercial dishwasher.
$4,000 – Crossenvale Community House Inc, healthy communities project.
$3,800 – Lions Club of Tongala Inc, Tongala street art.
$4,000 – Girgarre Stanhope Rail Trail (Girgarre Community Group Inc), Girgarre Stanhope Rail Trail – stage 3.
$540 – Echuca Historical Society Inc, purchase building maintenance materials.
$515 – Strathallan Family Landcare (Landcare Victoria Inc), promotional flyers for gliders and tree hollows.
$4,000 – Lockington District Landcare Group (Landcare Victoria Inc), purchase of dung beetles to improve soil.
$4,000 – Rotary Club of Rochester Inc, community garden.
In the Events category, $32,700 was allocated to 14 groups as follows:
$500 – Bella A’Capella (Winter Blues Festival Inc), sounds of spring singing workshops.
$750 – Kyvalley Swimming Club Inc, spring entertainment at Kyvalley.
$750 – Girgarre Community Group Inc, Girgarre Open Garden Festival.
$450 – Echuca Moama Accommodation Association Inc, Port Grand Final Fever 2020.
$1,000 – Rochester Community House Inc, Rochester whole town garage sale.
$1,000 – Colbinabbin and District Historical Society Inc, Colbinabbin silo opening.
$750 – Lockington Bowls Club Inc, Ladies Invitation Fours Tournament.
$4,000 – Stanhope Show and Shine (Stanhope Development Committee Inc), Stanhope Show Shine and Swap Meet.
$5,000 – Veterans Cricket Victoria Inc, 8th annual over 60s cricket carnival.
$1,500 – Tongala Cruisers Club Inc, Tongala’s Beersheba Road, Custom, Classic Car and Bike Show.
$4,000 – Girgarre Development Group Inc, Girgarre Moosic Muster.
$5,000 – Kyabram Fauna Park, Kyabram Fauna Park Fun Day.
$5,000 – Rochester Go Kart Club Inc, State Cup.
$3,000 – Kyabram RV Country Music Festival (Kyabram Development Committee Inc), Kyabram RV Country Music Festival.