Community shares $230,000 in grants

Published on 02 August 2021

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More than 100 community groups and individuals will share over $230,000 from Corangamite Shire Council’s 2021-2022 grants program.

Funding from the Community Grants, Facility Grants, Events and Festivals Grants and Environment Grants programs was allocated at the July Council meeting.

Mayor Ruth Gstrein said Council was pleased to inject funding into the community when it was greatly needed.

“Every year it’s a great pleasure to allocate funding to community through these grant programs,” Cr Gstrein said.

“With the challenges of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it is even more gratifying to be able to help community groups and individuals work towards their aspirations.

“The money will then give another benefit as it circulates back into the local economy via the businesses, services tradespeople and suppliers who bring each project to fruition.”

Cr Gstrein said it would be great to have events and festivals back after a hiatus last year due to the pandemic, subject to health advice and directions.

“It was terrific to see so many applications from event promoters who have remained positive and are planning for when we can gather together again.

“That will be a powerful part of our communities healing from the isolation and disconnection over past months.”

Cr Gstrein congratulated the individuals and groups who have applied for grants through each program.

“You’ve got to respect the passion they have for their communities, their clubs and the environment.

“Council commends them on the fantastic work they do.”

The Events and Festivals Grants Program offers up to $15,000, made up of a maximum of $10,000 grant funding and a maximum of $5000 of in-kind support. It is intended for bigger events that increase visitation and stimulate economic activity in the Shire. Support was allocated to 15 individuals and groups, adding up to $70,500 in grants, $12,800 in-kind support for the use of Council services, and a further $10,410 in fee waivers.

The Community Grants Program offers up to $1,000 (on a dollar-for-dollar basis) towards local community events, workshops and equipment purchases, planning activities and the development of new community, leisure, cultural or recreational programs. Twenty groups shared $17,077.

The Facility Grants Program offers up to $2,000 (on a dollar-for-dollar basis)  to Committees of Management and clubs or organisations whose primary function in the Shire is to help with facility improvements or equipment. Forty one applicants were granted a combined total of $63,048, which included $13,048 in surplus funds from the Community Grants Program.

The Environment Support Grants Program offers up to $2,500 (on a dollar-for-dollar basis) for environment and sustainability projects, including installation of energy and water saving items at community facilities. Funding was allocated to 17 groups and 13 individuals, adding up to $65,755. This included $15,755 in surplus Community Grants program funds.

Applications were assessed against the relevant program guidelines to determine eligibility and ranked accordingly.

Community Grants $17,077

COMMUNITY GRANTS

ORGANISATION

AMOUNT

Camperdown & District Historical Society Inc

$695

Camperdown Bowling Club Inc

$1,000

Camperdown Pre School Association

$1,000

Camperdown Theatre Company Inc

$863

Camperdown Timboon Rail Trail Committee of Management

$494

Camperdown Toy Library Inc

$501

Camperdown Uniting Church

$1,000

Cobden Auskick

$1,000

Cobden Riding Club Inc

$1,000

Courthouse Camperdown Inc

$1,000

Derrinallum Progress Association

$1,000

Derrinallum Yacht and Power Boat Club

$1,000

Ecklin Public Hall

$725

Lions Club of Camperdown Inc

$249

Simpson and District Community Centre Inc

$1,000

Terang Adult Riding Club

$1,000

Terang and District Lions Club

$1,000

Terang and District Lions Club

$1,000

Terang and District Netball Association

$1,000

Terang Bowling Club

$550


Facility Grants $63,048 (including surplus funds from the Community Grants Program)

FACILITY GRANTS

ORGANISATION

AMOUNT

Boorcan Recreation Reserve Inc

$851.25

Camperdown Cricket Club

$2,000

Camperdown Pastoral and Agricultural Society

$1,407

Camperdown Timboon Rail Trail

$2,000

Carpendeit Public Hall

$402.50

Cobden Bowling Club

$1,520

Cobden Civic Hall

$1,462

Cobden Recreation Reserve

$2,000

Cobrico Public Hall

$190

Cobrico Recreation Reserve

$2,000

Darlington Recreation Reserve

$450

Darlington Recreation Reserve

$475

Derrinallum Bowling Club

$1,743

Derrinallum Progress Association

$2,000

Ecklin Cricket Club

$2,000

Ecklin Hall

$1,155

Ecklin Hall

$979

Glenormiston South Hall

$2,000

Kennedys Creek Public Hall

$2,000

Lismore Golf Club Inc

$2,000

Lismore Land Protection Group Building

$1,196.50

Lismore Pool Committee

$785.26

Lismore Recreation Reserve Committee

$2,000

Mt Leura Reserve

$1,720

Pomborneit Recreation Reserve

$1,614.10

Rotary Club of Camperdown Inc

$1,420

Scotts Creek Cowleys Creek Hall

$2,000

Skipton Golf and Bowls Club

$1,900

Skipton Golf Club Inc

$1,739

Skipton Mountain Trail Group

$2,000

Skipton Mountain Trail Group

$2,000

Skipton Recreation Reserve

$2,000

South Purrumbete Recreation Reserve

$2,000

Terang Cricket Club

$1,250

Terang Golf Club Inc

$993

Terang Golf Club Inc

$2,000

Terang Public Park Reserve

$2,000

Terang Recreation Reserve

$2,000

Terang Swimming Pool Committee

$558

Timboon Bowling Club

$2,000

Timboon Recreation Reserve Committee of Management

$1,237.50

 

Environment Support Grants $65,755 (including surplus funds of $15,755 from the Community Grants program)

ENVIRONMENT SUPPORT GRANTS

ORGANISATION

AMOUNT

12 Apostles Farmstay

$2,500

Anna Carrucan (Individual)

$2,000

Babche Wines

$2,500

Camperdown Golf Club

$1,800

Chris Darcy (Individual)

$2,500

Chris Worrall (Individual)

$560

Cindy Goulet (Individual)

$1,025

Curdies Valley Landcare Group Inc

$959

Ecklin Cricket Club

$1,595

Friends of Mt Leura Inc.

$2,305

Greg Darcy (Individual)

$2,500

Heytesbury District Landcare Network

$2,500

Heytesbury District Landcare Network

$2,500

John Woodward (Individual)

$2,500

Leena Pradhan (Individual)

$2,500

Lismore Land Protection Group

$2,048

Lismore Primary School

$1,560

Matt Grant (Individual)

$2,500

Mount Elephant Community Management

$2,500

Nicky Schonkala (Individual)

$2,500

Philip Russell (Individual)

$2,500

Port Campbell Biolinks

$2,491

Port Campbell Community Group Inc.

$2,500

Port Campbell Recreation Reserve

$2,500

Richard Chin (Individual)

$2,500

Shaun Mahony (Individual)

$2,412

Steve & Dianne Wright (Individual)

$2,000

Terang and District Indoor Sports and Recreation Centre

$2,500

Terang College

$2,500

Timboon P12 School

$2,500

 


 

Events and Festivals Grants: $70,500 and a further $23,210 of in-kind service costs fee waivers.

EVENTS AND FESTIVALS GRANT PROGRAM

ORGANISATION

FUNDING

IN-KIND (Service cost & fee waiver)

12 Apostles Food Artisan's festival

$3,500

-

2021 Noorat Show

$7,500

-

2022 Camperdown Cup

$5,000

 

Camperdown Pastoral & Ag Show 150th Year

Celebration

$7,500

$1,500

Cobden Spring Festival

$2,500

$613

CrayFest

$7,000

$2,173

Dining Room Tales Phoenix with Wang Zheng-Ting

$5,000

$765

Inner Varnika

-

$1,166

Lakes & Craters International Horse Trials

$5,000

$4,060

Loch Hart Music Festival

-

$646

Robert Burns Scottish Festival Camperdown

$10,000

$5,211

Rock the Clock Festival

-

$5,876

Terang Kids Day Out Races

$5,000

-

The Terang Colour Festival

$7,500

$700

Yachting Western Victoria Easter Regatta

$5,000

$500