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Local events set to share in over $35,000

Local events set to share in over $35,000

Seventeen community groups and event organisers are set to share in over $35,000 to develop new or existing events for the region.

Swan Hill Rural City Council has announced the successful Event Support Fund recipients for 2020/21.

Swan Hill Rural City Council Director Development and Planning, Heather Green said that whilst it was a funding round like never before, Council were still delighted to have a number new events apply for funding.

“It’s great to see groups developing new ideas for local events.

“Undoubtedly it’s been a difficult time for community groups and event organisers and it is hard to be planning ahead for future events during the current pandemic,” she said.

“A number of new events have received funding including a Come and Try Sports Day, Hessian and Lace Long Luncheon, Piangil Xmas Get Together and the Lake Boga Produce and Homemaker Fair.

“Some previous events have also reapplied through this year’s program,” she added.

Ms Green said that it is hoped that with changes to COVID-19 restrictions that additional rounds of funding or an assessment of new applications may be carried out in the new calendar year.

“We are currently in a period of uncertainty so we understand the limitations on event organisers in preparing for events for the coming year,” Ms Green said.

Community groups or event organisers are encouraged to contact Council if they have ideas for future events by calling 5032 3033.

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

Event Name Amount funded
Swan Hill Food Truck Festival 2021 $2,000
Young  Professional Networking Event $500
Annual Rally -Display of historical collections and items $1,000
2021  Australia   Day Breakfast TBA
Visions of Boga $2,500
2020 Robinvale Euston Christmas Promotional Draw $1,500
Swan Hill Region Food and Wine Festival $7,000
Come and Try Sports Day $1,000
Swan   Hill Junior Invitational Basketball Tournament $5,000
Blue Pearl Classic $2,500
Hessian and Lace Long Luncheon $3,000
Autumn Carnival $3,000
Swan Hill Film Festival 2020 $2,000
Nyah District Christmas Carnival $3,000
Lake Boga Yacht Club Easter Regatta 2021 $1,000
Massive Murray Paddle $2,000
Piangil Xmas get together $250
Total $37,250