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More than $136,000 award from Wellington Shire Council funding to support for local events and projects

Local community groups will receive funding to host events and develop projects, following the latest round of Wellington Shire Council's Community Assistance Grants awarded this week.

By news@gippsland - 20th October 2021 - Back to News

Council approved more than $136,000 in funding through the August 2021 Community Assistance Grants scheme, which will be allocated to 28 events, projects and facilities across the Shire.

The level of support provided by council will depend on the event's potential to deliver benefits to the Wellington community, events should also reflect the purpose of Australia Day

The level of support provided by council will depend on the event's potential to deliver benefits to the Wellington community, events should also reflect the purpose of Australia Day

Assessing the applications

Wellington Shire Council Mayor Garry Stephens said a wide range of community groups had applied for grants in the latest round. "The applications the council received were assessed based on their benefit to the wider community. Events, projects and facilities which will receive funding in this latest round reflect the diversity of the Wellington communities." Cr Stephens said. The funding will support some of our:

  • Sports clubs
  • Arts and cultural groups
  • Local suppliers, as well as groups who maintain some of our treasured historical and cultural assets

"It will go a long way towards ensuring people across Wellington have an opportunity to participate and work together on projects which fulfil a community need." Cr Stephens said.

Funding recipients

Community events which have been awarded a total of $62,335 in funding include the:

  • Loch Sport New Year's Eve Fireworks Display
  • City of Sale Eisteddfod, Gippy Gallivant
  • Heyfield Vintage Machinery Rally
  • Marlay Point Family Fair
  • Shakespeare on the River Festival

Other events to be supported are:

  • Maffra Triathlon
  • Avon Anglican Family Fun Fair
  • Tinamba Food and Wine Festival
  • Golden Beach End of Summer Surf Festival
  • Yarram Agricultural Show, Inward Goods Festival
  • GippSport Streetgames SkatePark Competition

Community groups awarded $30,000 in total funding for projects include:

  • Stratford on Avon Shakespeare Association
  • Maffra Dramatic Society
  • Maffra Golf Club, Yarram
  • District Cricket Club
  • Woodside and District Football Netball Club
  • Paradise Golden Beach Senior Citizens Club

Council also awarded $43,869 for community facilities projects to:

  • Stratford Dog Agility
  • Port Albert Mechanics Institute Hall
  • Heyfield and District Vintage Machinery Group
  • Newry Golf Club

Other community facilities that received the award are:

  • Stratford Courthouse
  • Maffra Lawn Tennis Club
  • George Gray Centre
  • Yarram Regent Theatre Committee of Management
  • Munro Public Hall Committee of Management

For information on Wellington Shire Council grants visit the community section of Wellington Shire Council website.

Pictures from Wellington Shire Council website.


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