COVID-19 Grants For 23 Local Groups
Twenty-three Golden Plains community groups have been awarded COVID-19 Quick Response Community Grants in the program’s second round.
Council awarded a combined $46,036 to the successful groups, with the program’s second round focusing on projects that would activate community spaces and deliver new or existing community programs that comply with COVID-19 restrictions. Applications were open from 15 March to 5 April, and grants were available in three categories: Operating in COVID Environment; Community Engage, Connect and Recover; and Small Halls Activation.
In the second round, grants were received by a diverse field of community groups to support events and programs in all corners of the Shire. Among the 24 successful applications, grants were awarded to the Mannibadar Hall Committee to hold a movie night, the Maude Recreation Reserve Committee to encourage involvement in the township’s community garden, and the Napoleons Enfield Landcare Group Inc to support its Frog Pond Social Plantings initiative.
Mayor Cr Helena Kirby congratulated the recipients and said the program was a great way to support communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Congratulations to the 23 deserving recipients of our COVID-19 Quick Response Community Grants Program’s second round. Council is proud to award $46,036 to these wonderful events and programs in all corners of the Shire, from Shelford to Haddon.
“This grant program is part of our COVID-19 response, and I’m thrilled to see so many groups receiving support from Council to deliver 24 events that will activate our Shire’s small halls and help community life in our townships re-emerge after a challenging year.
“The COVID-19 Quick Response Community Grants are in addition to our regular Community Strengthening Grants Program, and Council thanks the Victorian Government for providing funding for the program so we can offer this additional avenue of support to our local community groups.”
COVID-19 Quick Response Community Grants are designed to fund activities that will assist community groups adapt and recover from the changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the program’s first round, 16 community groups shared in $20,899 of grants to fund community projects across Golden Plains Shire.
The program is funded by the Victorian Government’s Community Activation and Social Isolation (CASI) initiative. The CASI program was established to help people maintain important connections with family, friends and community, and to build new social connections and networks of support in local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery.
Grants Funded In Round Two
|Community Group||Project or Event Name||Funding Amount|
|Teesdale Turtle Bend Events Committee||[email protected] Bend 2021||$4,000|
|Smythesdale Craft Group||Return from COVID - Craft 2021||$980|
|Smythesdale Progress Association||Smythesdale Winter Community Gathering||$3,490|
|Integratedliving Australia||Dereel Community Engagement Project||$3,255.70|
|Geelong & District Golden Plains Kyokushin Inc||Be your best - Bursting through COVID-19||$4,000|
|Scarsdale Newtown Community Group||Time to Celebrate||$3,500|
|Maude/Steiglitz/She-Oaks Community Planning Group||Family & Community Identification of Flora and Fauna within an Interactive Community||$1,000|
|Maude Recreation Reserve Committee||Community Garden Involvement||$1,200|
|Napoleons Enfield Landcare Group Inc||Frog Pond Social Plantings||$4,000|
|Shelford Progress Association Inc - Shelford||This is what we do!||$1,700|
|Haddon Community Learning Centre Inc||Welcome to Haddon||$1,400|
|Advance Meredith Association Inc||Connecting Meredith - Let Our Spirit Shine||$3,775|
|Napoleons Community Coordinators||It's Movie Night at Napoleons||$3,900|
|Golden Plains Arts Inc||Smythesdale Community Arts Banner Project||$3,790|
|Cape Clear, Illabrook and Rokewood Junction Community Committee||Cape Clear and District 'Chat and Chew’ – Community Activity Nights||$2,000|
|DCHI||Dereel History Day||$550|
|Cape Clear, Illabrook and Rokewood Junction Community Committee||COVID 19 requirements for Community Activities||$500|
|Barunah Park Recreation Reserve Inc||Sausage Sizzle||$500|
|Mannibadar Hall Committee||Community Movie Night||$500|
|Sutherlands Creek Tennis Club||Sutherlands Creek Tennis Club Pizza Night||$500|
|Cape Clear Recreation Reserve Committee of Management Inc||Chat and Chew - Community BBQ||$500|
|Cape Clear Recreation Reserve Committee of Management Inc||Come & Try - Games Evening with Supper||$500|
|Happy Valley Restoration Group||Happy Valley Restoration Group - Family BBQ||$500|
|Wallinduc Community Group Inc||Christmas in July||$500|