Council awards funds to 59 community projects

28 June, 2018Posted in: Community
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Kangaloon Hall

Service providers, schools, sports clubs and volunteer organisations are some of the local community groups set to receive crucial funding as part of Council’s 2018/19 Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme.

A total of fifty nine local community projects totalling $129,200 were allocated funding as part of the annual Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme.

Of the 59 grants allocated, 26 will receive cash donations of up to $600 while the remaining recipients will receive grants ranging from $1,250 to $6,900.

Included within the allocation are six dedicated environmental themed projects valued at a total of $9,200 which will be funded via Council’s Environment Levy.

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

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

A presentation ceremony will take place during Local Government Week in Council’s Civic Centre Theatrette at 5.30pm on Wednesday 1 August.

Mayor Halstead commended Councillor Gair for helping to facilitate this year’s program.

“The Community Assistance Scheme is a small way in which Council is able to recognise and thank our wonderful community and volunteer groups for the invaluable role they play across the Highlands,” he said.

“On behalf of Council I thank them all for the contribution they make towards our Shire.”

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