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Community groups share in over $70,000 funding

Community groups share in over $70,000 funding

Twenty Two community groups will share in over $70,000 for building upgrades, new equipment and volunteers support.

Swan Hill Rural City Council has announced the successful 2020/21 Community Grants Program recipients.

Council’s Director Development and Planning, Heather Green said she was impressed with the quality and diversity of projects that were put forward this year.

“Successful recipients came from right across our municipality and the projects vary greatly.

“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.”

Ms Green said council had received 39 applications under the program this year.

“It was great to see so many applications in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Swan Hill Field and Game President Dustin Lovell said his club was thrilled to be receiving funds for a new automatic clay target trap.

“Our club has been doing it tough recently with COVID-19 restrictions and the new trap will give our members a boost, as well as help us to attract them back,” Mr Lovell said.

“Successful applicants will contribute approximately $152,920 in cash, in-kind and sponsorship/other funding to match Council’s funds. Resulting in just over $242,000 worth of community projects being completed by the 14 June 2021,” she said.

“A broad cross-section of projects had been recommended for approval covering a number of townships throughout the municipality,” she added.

For more information on community grants or to receive grants news and updates call 5032 3033.

Organisations Project Name  Value
Lake Boga Bowling Club Plaster  and  Paint  Clubrooms,  including  hall, kitchen and bar $ 5,000
Ultima Football Netball Club Inc. Kitchen repairs and upgrade of equipment $ 4,985
Lake Boga Water Ski Club Lake Boga Water Ski Club Kitchen Upgrade $ 5,000
Swan   Hill and District Camp draft Upgrade / Modification of Campdraft Camp Yard and spectator area $ 5,000
Swan Hill Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club Inc. Bubbler Taps $ 3,146
Swan Hill Field & Game Automatic Trap upgrade $ 3,000
Swan   Hill Neighbourhood New carpet for the many users $ 2,500
Manangatang Public Hall Committee Inc. Shading times Eight $ 2,103.64
Swan  Hill  Riding  for  the Disabled Erection  of  3mt  wall  and  door  at  Sth  &  SW perimeter of existing covered RDA arena $ 5,000
Nyah West Tennis Club Inc Nyah West Tennis Club Court Mower Repair $ 2,162.88
Nyah and District Pony Self Contained Portable 2 Unit Toilet block $ 5,000
Speewa Heritage Collectors Club Grounds Maintenance Mower $ 4,275
Nyah West Golf Club Inc. Toilet Upgrade $ 5,000
Swan Hill Genealogical and Historical Society Inc. Digitisation of historical films $   600
Ultima Golf Club Upgrade Kitchen $ 1,500
1st Lake Boga Sea Scouts Enabling  collaborative  community  fundraising events $ 5,000
Swan Hill Sporting Car Club Shade Areas at SHSCC (Chisholm Reserve) $ 2,500
Swan Hill Theatre Group Insulating Roof $ 3,092
Swan Hill Bowling Club Swan  Hill Bowls Club Access Works $ 2,500
Mid Murray Flying Club Club rooms air-conditioning project $ 3,000
Swan Hill Trotting Club OH&S Improvement project $  2,000
Robinvale Pistol club Solar $  2,500
Total    $74,864.52