Council awards funds to 55 community projects

19 July, 2016Posted in: Community
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Kangaloon Hall

Community service providers along with sporting, cultural and health support groups are some of the community groups set to benefit from Wingecarribee Shire Council’s latest round of community grants and donations.

Fifty five local community projects totalling $122,776 were allocated funding as part of the 2016/17 Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme.

Projects to receive funding include:

  • Technology training for seniors
  • Equipment for sporting groups
  • Painting, repairs and equipment for community halls and facilities
  • Art and history projects
  • Environment and sustainability projects for schools

Of the 55 grants allocated, 21 will receive donations of up to $600 whilst the remaining 34 will receive grants ranging from $1,000 to $7,000.

Chair of the Community Assistance Scheme Committee, 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 this year’s recipients is available on Council’s website

A presentation ceremony will take place in Council’s Civic Centre Theatrette at 5.30pm on Wednesday 3 August during Local Government Week.

“Council recognises the contributions of our community organisations and groups and is pleased to extend our support through the Community Assistance Scheme,” said Mayor Larry Whipper.

“Congratulations to all who applied and were successful,” added the Mayor.

For further information contact Council’s Acting Community Development Coordinator on 4868 0855.