Corangamite Shire boosts funds for community groups

The Noorat show is one of the community groups to receive a grant from Corangamite Shire Council.

The Noorat show is one of the community groups to receive a grant from Corangamite Shire Council.

CORANGAMITE Shire has allocated more than $100,000 to a long list of community groups as part of the 2014-15 community and facilities grants funding program. 

Councillors approved a list of 43 community organisation grants, and 40 facility grants at last week’s council meeting totalling $100,131. 

The program’s purpose is to provide financial assistance to committees of management and community groups located within the shire for facility improvements, workshops equipment purchase or development of new community, leisure or recreational programs. 

In a report presented to councillors last Tuesday night, recreation development officer Lucy Vasey said the community grants category provided funding up to $1000 per project on a dollar-for-dollar basis while the facility grants category provides funding up to and exceeding $2000 per project on a dollar-for-dollar basis. 

“In the community grants category, 51 submissions were received, whilst 58 grant submissions were received under the facilities grant category,” she wrote. 

“Forty-six per cent of applications came from sporting clubs, with 4 per cent coming from scout/guides groups, 18 per cent relating to recreation reserves, 18 per cent relating to halls and 14 per cent relating to other organisations. 

“The total funds requested from eligible applicants was $125,418.” 

Councillors voted to allocate $36,719 to the community grants program and $63,412 to the facilities grant program. 

COMMUNITY GRANTS:

Friends of Mt Leura: $995

Keilambete Music committee: $864

Noorat show: $1000

Terang Athletic Club: $1000

Tuniversal Music Group: $1000

12 Apostles Food Artisans Inc: $1000

Camperdown Pastoral and Agricultural Society: $1000

Terang and District Family History Group: $1000

Quota Club of Cobden: $1000

Corangamite Film Society: $1000

Progressing Cobden: $1000

Facility Grants:

Riding for the Disabled Terang: $2000

Scotts Creek Hall: $331

First Cobden Scout Group: $2000

Cobden Civic Hall committee of management: $2000

Derrinallum Yacht and Power Boat Club: $2000

South Western District Restoration Group: $1635

Timboon Field and Game Club: $2000

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