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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.
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
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.
|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.
|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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