Council awards funds to 51 community projects

9 July, 2015Posted in: Community
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Community, sporting, cultural and musical groups are some of the local community projects set to benefit from Wingecarribee Shire Council’s latest round of community grants.

Fifty one community projects totalling $115,750 were allocated funding as part of the 2015/16 Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme.

This year, an additional $10,000 from the Environment Levy was added to the Scheme to exclusively support environment projects.

Projects to receive funding include:

  • Equipment for numerous sporting groups
  • Fit out for an amenities block at the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens
  • Domestic violence alert training for Lifeline Macarthur
  • Volunteer equipment for Wingecarribee Food Services
  • Drainage and fencing improvements for Highlands Miniature Railway
  • Printing of materials for the Berrima River Walk
  • Safeguarding Bundanoon historical artefacts by the Bundanoon History Group Inc
  • Assistance with start-up costs for the Southern Highland Off Road Radio Control Car Club Inc
  • Community energy project management tools for Climate Action Now Wingecarribee Inc
  • A sustainable whole life food cycle program for the Burrawang Parents and Citizens Committee

Of the fifty one grants allocated, seventeen will receive donations of $500 whilst the remaining thirty four will receive grants ranging from $500 to $7,000.

Chair of the Community Grants Assistance Committee, Councillor Duncan Gair said he was pleased with the spread of grants applied for.

“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.

“It is without doubt one of Council’s most rewarding community-based schemes.”

A full list of this year’s recipients is available on Council’s website at:

A cheque and certificate presentation will take place at 5.30pm on Wednesday 5 August during Local Government Week.

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