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A night of community celebration

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Tuesday, 6 August 2019 - 4:45pm

Last night, Mayor Cr Sharkey, Deputy Mayor Cr Gilbert, Cr Kirby and Cr Evans were joined by community members from across the Shire to officially award this year’s successful Community Grants.

The successful groups and members of the public heard from four of this year’s groups speak about their community projects, as well as from the Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

The night was a celebration of not just the successful recipients, but also of the community spirit of the locals who donate their time and energy giving back to their communities.

The 32 groups share in $110,873 as part of Golden Plains Shire Council's annual Community Grants Program. This will allow these community groups to complete projects worth over $267,012. This year marks the 24th year of the Community Grants Program, which provides funding to local groups to help support meaningful projects across the Shire that benefit the community. Successful projects contribute to inclusive, diverse, healthy and socially connected communities.

This year, community grants were received by a diverse field of organisations, ranging from sport and recreation clubs, environment groups, event committees, community coordinators, as well as kindergartens and schools. These grants will support a variety of projects, including improving community facilities, event support, and increasing opportunities for communities to connect with one another.

The Community Grants Program began in 1996, and since then has supported more than 950 community projects worth $6.8 million.

View the list of successful recipients here.

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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.