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MEDIA RELEASE - Council injects $83K to community projects

6 September 2018

Funding support to host the Portland Art Show, seating for the Henty Hall and funds for a new Nelson tourism brochure are among 45 beneficiaries in Glenelg Shire Council’s Community Grants Program 2018/19.

Council last night announced the successful grant applicants who will share in $83,000 of funding for the delivery of recreation projects, upgrades to public halls, tourism marketing initiatives and community support across the shire.

Glenelg Shire Mayor Cr Anita Rank said the popular funding program was instrumental in many community projects being realised.

“For many groups, this funding is a lynchpin in achieving many much-needed projects. It acts as an added stimulus to their hard work fundraising to get many important initiatives across the line,” Cr Rank said.

“An example of this is funding of $1500 to fix a wonky water tank at the Dunrobin Hall and $1000 to renew tennis courts in Winnap. These are small farming communities with limited capacity to fundraise, that’s why support such as this community grants program ensures important community building projects can be realised.”

The Community Grants program, valued at more than $162,000, is delivered in two rounds annually. Grants are available of up to $5000 to not-for-profit community groups in the shire.

“Over the past decade council has injected more than $1.6 million into our community from this instrumental program,” Cr Rank said.

“We value the hard work of our service clubs and community groups. Our local volunteers are the backbone of the community and this program pays tribute to their dedication to growing our community and making it an even better place to live.”

For further information on Council’s Community Grants Program please visit the Community Grants section of the Glenelg Shire website at

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