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MEDIA RELEASE - Community grants assist hard working volunteer groups

30 July 2019

Cash injections of $5000 will assist to build a new toilet at the Mumbannar Hall and replace a roof at the Dunrobin Hall in the latest round of Glenelg Shire Council’s Community Grants program.

A total of 37 shire-wide community not-for-profit groups and organisations shared in the latest funding round valued at $81,000.

Among the beneficiaries were the Portland Golf Club which received $900 to host ladies learn to play golf sessions plus $4000 for drainage works, in addition to $4000 for the Casterton Polocrosse Club for amenity upgrades, plus $5000 for kitchen upgrades and purchase of a new barbecue at the Narrawong Hall.

The Rotary Club of Portland Bay will use $1000 to buy a laptop, the Heywood and District Garden Club will use $1000 for a recycling competition and the Casterton Old Courthouse community centre will use $4000 to undertake maintenance on its multipurpose room.

Glenelg Shire Mayor Cr Anita Rank and fellow councillors awarded cheques to the successful recipient at a community celebration in Heywood at the council offices tonight.

Cr Rank said the council had been proud to award almost $2 million over the past decade in community grants.

“In this latest funding round, we have assisted to reward projects worth more than $300,000 across our shire,” Cr Rank said.

“These grants can be the difference to these hard working volunteers realising their project goals, and importantly all of this money will be injected back into support our local businesses and tradespeople.”

Cr Rank said it was pleasing to see growth in requests from local hall committees in recent years.

“It is wonderful to see that some of our small country halls are regaining new lifeblood with community events and celebrations, as more young families move into the area.

“It is of note, the Mumbannar Hall is using $5000 towards its toilet project. The hall is being rejuvenated with regular events, including a recent Christmas in July plus ongoing exercise classes to support community wellbeing in the close-knit farming township.

“Funding like our community grants go a long way for these rural and isolated committees to realise their goals, which is extremely pleasing for our council chamber and staff.”

Portland Dahlia Society - Portland Dahlia and Rose Show $1,000.00
Stumpy Gully Bush Band - Sandford Bush Festival $4,500.00
Casterton Golf Club - Victorian Veterans State Championships $5,000.00
Henty CWA Country Womens Assn - Creative Arts Exhibition $1,000.00
Casterton Motor Enthusiasts Club - "Southerly Touring" $1,500.00
Casterton P&A Society - 2019 Casterton Show Entertainment $2,000.00
Dartmoor & District P & A Society Inc - Supporting Dartmoor Show $1,000.00
Nelson Tourism Association - 2019 NS Rods Sunline Vic Bream Classic Grand Final $4,500.00
Casterton Business & Development Association - New Residents Welcome Evening $950.00
Merino Digby Lions Club- Refurbish Kitchen $5,000.00
Portland Soccer Club - Increasing healthy canteen options - purchase of air fryer $307.00
Portland Card Making Group - Portland Card Making Group Supplies $840.00
Heywood & District Garden Club - Recycling Competition $1,000.00
Rotary Club of Portland Bay - Secretary Laptop $1,000.00
Portland Women In Business - Committee For Portland Multimedia Unit for Portland Business Hub $1,000.00
Dartmoor & District Progress Association Inc - Promoting Dartmoor $1,000.00
Casterton and District Historical Society - Chats at History House $998.00
Mumbannar Recreation Reserve - Renew the Loo $5,000.00
Portland District U3A Inc and South Portland Recreational Hall COM 40 new stackable chairs $2,470.00
Casterton Old Courthouse Community Centre Multipurpose Room Maintenance Project $4,000.00
Wallacedale Community Hall Painting Restoration of the western Wall $1,000.00
Dunrobin Public Hall COM Supper room roof $5,000.00
Bahgallah Memorial Hall Committee Inc Grounds Storage Shed $1,000.00
Hotspur Management Committee Inc Repair and repaint external windows and doors on northern side of Hotspur Hall $979.00
Wando Vale Memorial Hall Inc. Electric Heaters for Hall Supper room $860.00
Narrawong Hall Committee Narrawong Hall Kitchen upgrade and BBQ $5,000.00
Portland Soccer Club Sheltered Canteen $4,000.00
Portland Little Athletics Centre Long-Jump Facility Construction at Nelson Park Site $3,000.00
Glenelg Pony Club Non-fixed Asset Upgrade - Showjump Wings $1,000.00
Casterton Polocrosse Club Amenities upgrade $4,000.00
Portland & District Kennel Club Inc Bollards for Safety Project $830.00
Fitzroy River Quilters Renovation of Cupboards for Storage $1,245.00
Portland Squash and Racquetball Club Junior Racquetball Packs $1,000.00
Portland Golf Club Stage 3 Drainage Project $4,000.00
Portland Golf Club Ladies Learn to Play Golf Classes $900.00
Heywood Golf Club Inc "Give Golf a Go" $800.00
Casterton Croquet Club Lighting Project $1,300.00
Heywood Pony Club BBQ and equipment $800.00

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