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Council awards funds to 66 community projects

27 June, 2019Posted in: Community
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Kangaloon Hall

Community groups, schools, sports clubs and volunteer organisations are some of the local community groups set to receive crucial funding as part of Council’s 2019/20 Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme.

A total of sixty six local community projects totalling $127,000 were allocated funding as part of the annual Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme.

Of the 66 grants allocated, 31 will receive cash donations of up to $600 while the remaining recipients will receive grants ranging from $880 to $7,000.

Included within the allocation are eight dedicated environmental themed projects valued at a total of $10,000 which will be funded via Council’s Environment Levy.

The announcement was made at Wednesday evening’s Ordinary Meeting of Council.

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor and Chair of the Community Assistance Scheme Committee, Councillor Duncan Gair said the spread of grants would benefit dozens of Highland community groups.

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

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

A presentation ceremony will take place during Local Government Week in Council’s Civic Centre Theatrette at 5.30pm on Wednesday 31 July.

Mayor Gair said the Community Assistance Scheme allowed Council to recognise and thank the Shire’s community and volunteer groups.

“On behalf of Council I thank all our wonderful community and volunteer groups for the immeasurable contribution they make towards our Shire.”

For further information contact Council’s Community Development Coordinator on 4868 0761.