Council to assist 59 community projects

22 July, 2012Posted in: Community

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

Fifty nine community projects totalling $106,401.94 were approved by Council last week as part of the 2012/13 Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme.

Projects that have been funded include:

  • Tools and Equipment – Men’s Sheds
  • Paint the Town Read – Community Literacy Project
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Electronic Timing System – Carriage Club
  • Headsets for Junior Theatre Productions
  • Local History Book – Bundanoon

Of the 59 grants allocated, 26 will receive donations up to $500 whilst the remaining 33 will receive grants ranging from $900 to $5,000.

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.

The majority of applications are now being submitted online which has greatly assisted administration time.

“Many of our applicants this year told us they saved a significant amount of time when processing their applications online,” added Councillor Gair.

All applicants have been notified of the results of their applications with the full list to be published on Council’s website.

Traditionally Council presents the successful applicants with their grants at a ceremony held during Local Government Week in August each year. Successful applicants this year will be invited to attend a presentation ceremony on Wednesday 15 August at the Moss Vale Services Club.

For further information contact Council’s Strategic and Community Development Branch on 4868 0761.