$30,000 awarded to MRC community grants

By Charmayne Allison

MURRAY River Council has awarded $30,000 in community grants to help support a wide range of community projects.

Community groups and not-for-profit organisations were able to apply for up to $3000 for projects or events under the inaugural grant round.

MRC mayor Chris Bilkey said there was a great response to the grant program.

“Council received 29 applications from the community which really does highlight the amazing things going on in our towns,” he said.

“The funded projects are spread throughout the council area, represent the diverse needs of our residents and will greatly promote the well-being of MRC communities.”

The 29 applications represented a total funding request of $76,599.94, well above the $30,000 council had allocated towards the Community Grants Program.

The assessment panel recommended a total of 15 projects be funded.

Council also resolved to allocate an additional $10,590 from general revenue to fund several projects that were related to council-owned assets.

This included small infrastructure upgrades and improvements at Moama Football Netball Club, Caldwell Community Hall and Tooleybuc Football Netball Club.

The next round for the 2019/20 community grant program will open in March 2020.

For a full list of grants recipients, head to