Campaspe community groups get funding

By Lachlan Durling

CAMPASPE Shire Council has distributed funding to groups around in the district to support community services and events.

An amount of $113,130 has been approved in round two of council’s 2019/20 Community Grants program to support community services, programs and events.

Mayor Adrian Weston said the grant program offers financial support to not-for-profit community groups, clubs and associations to deliver a broad range of projects for the benefit of the wider Campaspe community.

“The grants program helps our valued volunteers within the community in bringing their ideas and initiatives to life,” Cr Weston said.

Grants were allocated under two categories, community support and events.

In the community support category $64,140 was allocated to 24 groups.

Strathallan Family Landcare received $600, each receiving $1000 were Tongala Cricket Club, Echuca Specialist School, Echuca Moama Theatre Company, Echuca Historical Society, $1313 to the Inland Outrigger Canoe Club, $2000 each to the River Voices and Echuca Moama Apex Club, $2100 to Echuca Moama Little Athletics, $2381 to the Echuca United Football Netball Club and $4000 each to Echuca Neighbourhood House, Crossenvale Community House, Colbinabbin and District Historical Society, Vivid, Little Paws and Big Paws Animal Rescue Wharparilla Recreation Reserve Committee of Management and One & All Inclusion Project.

In the event category $48,990 was allocated to 22 groups, to support community, minor and major events including $500 to Echuca Moama Uniting Church, $940 for Special Olympics Echuca, $1000 each to Gunbower and District Development Committee and the Embrace Church, $2500 to Goulburn Valley Leather Craft Association, $3000 to the Rich River Rod and Custom Club, $3500 for the Echuca Moama Wedding Expo, $4000 to Echuca Moama Triathlon Club and $5000 to the Campaspe Valley Bowls Division

The next grants program will open in March 2020.