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Community groups share in $70,000

Community groups share in $70,000

Thirty-three community groups will share in $70,000 to upgrade buildings, buy new equipment and support their volunteers.

Swan Hill Rural City Council last week announced the successful 2017 Community Development Fund recipients.

Mayor Les McPhee said he was impressed with the quality and diversity of projects that were put forward this year.

“The successful recipients come from right across our municipality and the projects vary greatly, from new spouting on Tyntyndyer Homestead to a new cricket pitch roller for Robinvale,” he said.

“These projects are a great reflection of the community and sporting groups who do such great work for the people of our region, offering opportunities to get involved and get active.”

One of the groups to receive funding was the George Lay Park community garden group, which will use a $3000 grant to relocate garden beds and build a fence.

The grant is welcome news for the group following vandalism at the garden earlier this year.

“We just hope that it will enable the garden to grow and will help stop vandalism, help us to better manage the area,” the group’s Brian Butler said.

Another round of Community Development Fund grants applications will open in 2018. In the meantime, groups can apply for small grants of up to $200 from the Community Support Fund. Click here to find out more.

 2017 Community Development Fund recipients

Organisation Project Funding
Alan Garden Netball Committee of Management Court repairs  $1,500
Beverford and District Fire Brigade Defibrillator  $1,920
Chinkapook Reserves Committee Chinkapook Hall renovations  $3,000
Community Garden Group (auspiced by SLIM) Fencing garden area at George Lay Park and relocating garden beds  $3,000
Italian Social Club New fridge/cooler in the bar area  $1,000
Lake Boga Bowls Club Update synthetic turf on A green  $1,500
Lake Boga Football Netball Club Netball court repairs and seating  $2,400
Lakers Cricket Club Cricket training nets  $3,000
Lions Club of Swan Hill Cooking and catering for community functions (barbecue)  $2,500
Manangatang and District Bowling Club Toilet refurbishment  $   780
Manangatang Public Hall Blockout blinds for supper room  $1,850
Manangatang Recreation Reserve Committee of Management Manangatang Recreation Reserve signage and water catchment  $1,500
Mid Murray Pistol Club Disabled toilets  $2,400
Nyah District Christmas Carnival Committee Nyah District Christmas Carnival  $2,000
Nyah District Mens Shed Suspended ceiling and lighting upgrade  $2,200
Nyah Two Bays Swimming Club Dolphin timing system purchase  $3,000
Nyah West Golf Club Office renovation  $1,700
Robinswood Homestead Association Storage shed  $3,000
Robinvale and District Cricket Association Cricket roller  $3,000
Robinvale Euston Football Netball Club Netball court repairs  $3,000
Robinvale Pistol Club Target upgrades  $3,000
Robinvale Storm Rugby League Football Club Incorporated Storage shed  $1,200
Speewa Heritage Collectors Club Refurbish hall floors  $2,150
St Mary’s Tyntynder Cricket Club Cricket net repairs  $2,800
Swan Hill District Health Ladies Auxiliary Volunteer support  $1,000
Swan Hill Farmers Market Christmas Twilight Market  $1,000
Swan Hill Genealogical and Historical Society Digitisation of Swan Hill Guardians 1986  $2,000
Swan Hill Gymnastics Club Equipment upgrade  $3,000
Swan Hill Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club Renovating shelters  $1,500
Swan Hill Motor Racing Club (Speedway) Update disabled facilities  $2,500
Swan Hill Neighbourhood House Mens’ Shed support  $3,000
Tyntyndyer Homestead Upgrade spouting on the homestead  $1,000
Ultima Football Netball Club Stainless steel bench  $1,600
     $70,000