Council kicks the can for community

December 02, 2017

THE Campaspe Shire is always buzzing with community events and those events have been given a leg up by council with more than $46,000 in grants awarded on Tuesday night last week.

The money was allocated to 27 different events across the shire in round two of the 2017/18 Community Grants Program – Events.

Councillor Vicki Neele said this round of grants were going to a wide range of events across the shire.

“It is great to see so many different events happening right across our shire and these grants are a way of helping those groups to put on the best event possible,” she said.

“These groups do all the hard work but to raise the total funds needed to put on the event is usually the hardest part.

“So these grants are really giving those groups the confidence to put on a great event.”

The successful groups were:

$1000 Embrace Church, Tongala’s Carols by Candlelight

$1000 Kyabram Chamber of Commerce, Christmas gala night

$750 Corop Community Action Group, Junk Art Exhibition

$750 Lockington Youth Action Group (Lockington District Business Centre), Lockington Scarecrow Festival

$750 Rochester Football Netball Club, Community Bank Rochester Netball Invitational

$500 Rochester Sub Branch RSL (RSL Victorian Branch Headquarters), ANZAC Day Commemorations

$250 Rochester Cemetery Trust, Rochester Dawn Service

$750 Echuca Group Country CWA, Craft Weekend

$200 Koyuga Kanyapella Landcare, Koyuga Christmas Function

$1400 Tongala Lions Club, Classics under the Stars

$400 Kyabram Garden Club, Everything Apple

$500 Kyvalley Swimming Club, An evening of entertainment

$500 Girgarre Community Group, Girgarre Quilters 30 year Celebrations

$3000 Rushworth Easter Heritage, Rushworth Easter Heritage Festival

$3000 Kyabram Netball Association, Kyabram Netball Association Annual Tournament

$3000 Rochester Development Group, Rochester Fine Art Exhibition

$3000 Rushworth Spring Garden Festival Committee (Rushworth Events), Rushworth Spring Garden Festival

$3000 Kyabram Vintage Engine and Machinery Restoration Group, Kyabram Vintage Engine and Machinery Rally including the Australian Mack Truck Muster

$1870 Njernda Aboriginal Corporation, Koori Arts and Craft Market

$2250 Epicentre Church, Christmas Spectacular

$1050 Kyabram Lawn Tennis Club, Kyabram Lawn Tennis Easter Tournament

$2250 Legends of the Mountain (Kyabram Chamber of Commerce), Weekend of the Legends of the Mountain

$1500 Girgarre Development Group, Jigarre Jammin

$1500 Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation, Revving the River Festival

$5000 Echuca Moama Triathlon Club, Multisports Weekend

$3750 Rich River Rod and Custom Club Inc, Rich River Rod Run 2018

$3750 Echuca Racing Club, Echuca Cup Day

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