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Baw Baw Shire Council grants over $140,000 to 34 community groups from 2021/22 grants

Council is set to deliver more than $143,836 in Community Development Grants to 34 non-profit organisations and associations to support the delivery of projects that make a positive impact for the Baw Baw community.

By news@gippsland - 29th October 2021 - Back to News

The 2021/22 Grants were awarded by Council, across three categories: Environment Grants, Equipment Grants and Minor Capital Grants. Each eligible application was assessed against set criteria to determine the funding allocation.

Visit the provided web pages to learn more about the Community Development Grants program, which grant category is best for you and how to apply

Visit the provided web pages to learn more about the Community Development Grants program, which grant category is best for you and how to apply

Successful applications

Buln Buln East Community Association made a successful application for the environment grants, receiving $4,493.50 to go towards weed control on Buln Buln East school block.


Congratulations to the successful applicants of the 2021 Community Development Grants for equipment purchases.

FacilityGrants received
Aberfeldy and District Association Inc$5,000 to go towards ground maintenance equipment for Aberfeldy
Athlone Hall$4,646.40 to go towards new chairs for the hall
Drouin Men's Shed Inc$5,000 to go towards replacing metal lathe and milling machine
Gippsland Umpires Association Inc$2,895 to go towards footballs and iPad equipment
Hill End Community Incorporated$5,000 to go towards a ground maintenance mower
Hill End Junior Football Club$4,959.70 to go towards long sleeve jumpers and footballs
Jindivick Progress Association Inc$3,185 to go towards community newsletter publishing equipment and a lawn mower
Lardner Hall$4,379.10 to go towards chair upgrades
Longwarry Cricket Club$4,961 to go towards new appliances: fridge and freezer
Longwarry Recreation Reserve$4,491.90 to go towards indoor furniture replacement
Mid Gippsland Badminton Association$1,780 to go towards the Flying Back to Badminton project- 50 dozen RSL Classic Shuttles
Mid Gippsland Junior Badminton Association$1,130 to go towards the Mid Gippsland children making birdies fly project
Neerim Cemetery Trust$744 to go towards the Beautiful cemetery project: Brush Cutter
Neerim District Junior Basketball Club$3,299.98 to go towards canteen upgrades
Neerim and District Soldiers Memorial Hospital$4,180 to go towards outdoor furniture
The Scout Association of Australia, Warragul Branch$4,932 to go towards tents, hiking tents and trestle table replacement
Trafalgar Bowls Club$2,795 to go towards Know the Score: Scoreboards
Walhalla Goldfields Railway$3,774.36 to go towards office computing refresh
Warragul & District Kennel & Obedience Club Inc$3,247 to go towards Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Warragul Business Group Inc$5,000 to go towards fencing for events and community activities
Warragul Harness Racing Club Inc$3,319 to go towards hi pressure washer cleaner and hand lawnmower
Warragul Little Athletics Club$3,637.40 to go towards high jump mat-scissor mat
Warragul Municipal Band Inc$4,890.70 to go towards Yamaha NEO custom Bb Cornet, snare drum harness and percussion accessories
Warragul Playgroup Inc$5,000 to go towards revitalising the Warragul Playgroup with indoor & outdoor play equipment
Warragul Youth Theatre$2,480 to go towards Warragul Youth Theatre workshop: theatre masks
West Gippsland Bush Walkers Inc$1,400 to go towards an active community and healthy environment
Western Park Cricket Club$5,000 to go towards improvements to Western Park Cricket Club

Minor capital works

The 2021 Community Development Grants also awarded the successful applications from facilities for their minor capital works.

FacilityGrants received
Baw Baw Radiomodellers Association Gippsland Inc$10,000 to go towards the Baw Baw RC Club shelter
Neerim District Bowling Club Inc$3,189.98 to go towards outdoor seating and tables
Neerim Neerim South Football Netball Club$3,790 to go towards cool room upgrade in Phoenix rooms
Neerim South Recreation Reserve Committee of Management$10,000 to go towards the timekeeper's box, seats and stairs
Rokeby Public Hall and Recreation Reserve$10,000 to go towards Rokeby Reserve day visitor facility landscaping
Seaview Public Hall Reserve Committee$1,635 to go towards the refurbishment of the toilet block

Support to local community members and groups

Mayor Cr Danny Goss said, "Council is pleased to award the Community Development Grants to all successful applicants. These grants provide crucial support to local community members and groups so they can deliver projects that have a huge benefit for the community. All projects in the 2021/22 program are so diverse: from new outdoor furniture and new appliances to building refurbishments and landscaping. We congratulate all the successful applicants and look forward to seeing the project outcomes."

Provide a positive contribution to our communities

Deputy Mayor Cr Michael Leaney said, "Council is proud to award grant funding to the 34 successful applications. They each have one thing in common, their projects will provide a positive contribution to our communities across the Shire. $140,000 is a substantial amount to award in grants and this funding will support things like minor equipment, infrastructure improvements and environmental works."

"I highly encourage all of our community groups who are considering undertaking new projects, looking to upgrade equipment or do improvements to investigate this grant opportunity. Please keep an eye on Council's website for the upcoming 2022 dates".

Council is set to host the annual presentation event in November to acknowledge and celebrate the recipients. For further information please visit Council's Community Development Grants program.

Pictures from Baw Baw Shire Council website.


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