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
|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|