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Council awards funds to 49 community projects

9 August, 2013Posted in: Community
 

Arts, culture, sporting, recreational, disability services and support groups are some of the local community projects set to benefit from Wingecarribee Shire Council’s latest round of community assistance grants.

Forty nine community projects totalling $85,662.30 were allocated funding last week at a function recognising the successful 2013/2014 Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme recipients.

Projects that have been funded include:

  • Scout and Girl Guide Hall maintenance and upgrades,
  • Tools and equipment for Men’s Shed initiatives,
  • New kitchen for the Kangaloon Hall,
  • Equipment for numerous sports clubs,
  • Wheelchairs for the Wingecarribee Adult Day Care Centres,
  • IT equipment to assist children with learning difficulties, and
  • Sound equipment for youth performances.

Of the 49 grants allocated, 18 will receive donations up to $500 whilst the remaining 31will receive grants ranging from $450 to $7,000. Chair of the Community Grants Assistance Working Group, Councillor Duncan Gair said the spread of grants would benefit the entire community.

“The Community Assistance Scheme allows the local community to work with Council by implementing projects that due to limited resources would otherwise not be possible”, he said.

A full list of all recipients is available on Council’s website at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/wingecarribee-community-assistance-scheme.

For further information contact Council’s Community Development Coordinator on 4868 0866.