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Latrobe City Council honoured grant recipients awarded $580k for community projects and club sponsorships in Oct 2023

The Community Grants Program aids local initiatives with social and economic benefits, celebrated through diverse categories at the Gippsland Performing Arts Centre. Mayor Darren Howe lauded community investments.

By news@gippsland - 21st November 2023 - Back to News

Latrobe City Council held a special awards ceremony at the start of the month to celebrate the achievements of all recipients in the Community Grants and Sponsorship program for the 2022/23 and 2023/24 Rounds. Across both rounds, a total of 155 applicants were successful in receiving funding for their projects and clubs. A total of $534,791 in funding was awarded for Community Grants and $46,015 for Community Sponsorship.

Latrobe City Council offers grants for local, not-for-profit entities, aiding projects, events, and facilities to address community needs and development

Latrobe City Council offers grants for local, not-for-profit entities, aiding projects, events, and facilities to address community needs and development

Community grants award

The Awards were held at the Gippsland Performing Arts Centre and presentations were made under the categories of:

  • Minor Equipment
  • Minor Capital Works
  • Community Wellbeing
  • Community Event - Minor; Community Events - Significant and Community Sponsorship - Major

The Community Grants Program aims to support community initiatives, projects and events that support the local region. They have positive social and economic benefits for the broader community and ensure that community, volunteer, and not-for-profit organisations have additional funds to support their projects.

Better resources and infrastructures

Mayor of Latrobe City, Councillor Darren Howe was very pleased to see what investments had been made into community groups and projects, and how this will contribute to a better future for all those living and visiting the region. "This program is very important to our community and has resulted in the delivery of some truly outstanding projects that have strengthened our assets and infrastructure in the Latrobe city region."

"As a council, we were pleased to see an extensive selection of projects put forward for funding, demonstrating the diversity and creativity that exists in our community and council's commitment to securing a sustainable and successful future," said the Mayor.

Successful grants

The evening was hosted by Councillor Kellie O'Callaghan, who was Mayor of the day. Guest speaker, Nick King, attended the evening to share some inspiring words before the award presentation began. Nick received the Latrobe City Citizen of the Year award this year and is an experienced recreational specialist who delivers priority projects from inception through to completion.

To view a full list of the successful recipients and their projects, plus find out more information about Community Grants and Sponsorship, view our Latrobe City Grants website.

Pictures from Latrobe City Council Facebook page.


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