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Council Awards Community Grants

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Date: 
Thursday, 25 November 2021 - 11:00am
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Community
Council Awards Community Grants

Fifteen Golden Plains Shire community groups have received Council Community Strengthening Grants in Round Two of the 2021 program.

In the second round of this year’s grants program, Council awarded a combined $74,991 to the successful groups to deliver sixteen projects across three categories: Healthy Active Living; Creative Community and Environment and Sustainability.

The successful groups were announced to the community at the Council Meeting on Tuesday 23 November, with the recipients invited to attend in person or tune into the livestream to hear Councillors read out a statement on each of the successful projects.

In this round, grants were allocated to 15 local organisations, ranging from the Turtle Bend Committee of Management, to the Woady Yaloak Athletic Club. The supported projects include establishing a Landcare group for the Bruce’s Creek/Bannockburn area, upgrading community facilities, and supporting new opportunities for community members to connect and get physically active.

Council’s contribution of $74,991 for the second round of grants this year will deliver $149,982 in total value (across the 16 projects) to local communities across Golden Plains Shire and it is estimated that 762 volunteers will be engaged in these projects.

Mayor Cr Gavin Gamble congratulated the successful Round Two recipients of the Community Strengthening Grants 2021.

“Council’s Community Strengthening Grants is a valuable initiative to allocate funds that support our hard-working local groups to progress innovative projects that benefit our residents and communities.

“In the second round of grants for this year, Councillors were very pleased to award 16 grants totalling $74,991 that will deliver projects with a total value of $149,892, noting the remarkable commitment of 762 volunteers who are engaged with these programs.

“I would like to congratulate all successful grant recipients and look forward to seeing the completed projects, that will be enjoyed in our Shire communities for many years to come.”

The recipients of the second round of Council’s Community Strengthening Grants 2021 are:

Community Group

Project Name

Grant Category

Grant Amount

Moorabool Catchment Landcare Group

Agricultural and Environmental Managers Demonstration Day Project

Environment and Sustainability

$607.72

Geelong Landcare Network Inc

Building community capacity for environmental action in the Bannockburn/Bruce’s Creek Area

Environment and Sustainability

$5,000

Teesdale Mechanics Institute Committee of Management

Here’s Looking At You

Healthy Active Living 

$5,850

Sutherlands Creek Tennis Club

Sutherlands Creek Tennis Club Foundation Stone and Outdoor Area Enhancement Project

Healthy Active Living

$5,900

Smythesdale Petanque Club

Lighting for Woady Yaloak Recreation Reserve Building

Healthy Active Living

$2,000

Woady Yaloak Athletic Club

Haddon User Group Storage Shed

Healthy Active Living

$10,000

Turtle Bend Committee of Management

Turtle Bend Lantern Parade Workshop

Healthy Active Living

$2,130

Bannockburn Golf Club

New Trencher to install Grass on the Greens

Healthy and Active Living

$5,772.50

Teesdale Cricket Club

Point of Sale System

Healthy and Active Living

$2,796

Rokewood and Corindhap Football and Netball Club

Goal Safety Netting

Healthy and Active Living

$10,000

Dolphins Basketball Club

Training equipment and storage

Healthy and Active Living

$4,211.10

Bannockburn Cricket Club

BCC Women’s Team Equipment

Healthy and Active Living

$3,500

Woady Yaloak Historical Group

Replacement of the War Memorial Sign at Ross Creek Avenue of Honour Healthy and Active Living $374

Volunteering Geelong

Building Stronger Volunteer Community Advocates Healthy and Active Living $3,850
Haddon Community Learning Centre Inc Haddon CLC Recording Studio Creative Community $5,000
Turtle Bend Committee of Management Turtle Bend Bridge Path Creative Community $8,000

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Thursday, 25 November 2021 - 11:11am

 

Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.