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MEDIA RELEASE - Council delivers $80K to community projects

28 September 2017

More than $80,000 will be delivered back to community organisations across the Glenelg Shire as part of the latest funding round of council community grants for 2017-18.

Among the 49 beneficiaries from round one of the grant program was $1300 to the Portland Coast Guard towards a CG -17 vessel safety light upgrade, $1550 for a community barbecue at the Rotary Club of Casterton and $1000 for new park furniture at the Glenelg Lodge.

The Portland Basketball Association will use its $700 grant to purchase new uniforms whilst the Glenelg District Girl Guides will use $800 for new security lighting at the clubhouse.

Glenelg Shire Mayor Cr Anita Rank congratulated all of the successful applicants, praising the high calibre of applications received for this funding round.

“It is fantastic to see so many great applications continuing to come through each round to help support various projects in our community,” Cr Rank said.

“Council is dedicated to empowering our community and these grants, which are valued at up to $5000, can mean the difference in a project or event succeeding.”

Cr Rank also urged all local not-for-profit groups to apply for the next round of funding when it opens again early next year.

“I encourage all community groups and organisations to apply for the next round of funding in February 2018.

“All projects, great and small, are considered and council is incredibly proud to be able to support these grass-root activities and programs.”

A Presentation Night will be held at Heywood Council Offices on Wednesday 11 October 2017 to present successful applicants with their awarded funding.

For further information on the community grants program please visit:

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