Council to assist 63 community projects

27 July, 2011Posted in: Community

Arts, culture, sporting, disability and children’s services are some of the regional community projects set to benefit from Wingecarribee Shire Council’s latest round of community grants.

Sixty-three community projects totalling $96,878 were approved by Council earlier this month as part of the 2011/12 Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme.

Projects that have been funded include:

  • Pilot Project – Men’s Support group,
  • Cricket Day – which assists primary aged children with disabilities,
  • Equipment for the enhancement of hearing awareness and access,
  • Cultural workshop,
  • Archive preservation and management,
  • Upgrade of children’s play areas,
  • Purchase of learning aids

Of the sixty-three grants allocated, twenty-seven will receive donations up to $500 whilst the remaining thirty-six will receive grants ranging from $500 to $6,250.

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.

For the second year running, the online application system was offered with the majority of applications now received via this method.

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

All submissions 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 in Local Government Week in the first week of August each year. Successful applicants this year have been invited to attend a presentation ceremony on Wednesday 3 August.

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