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.
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
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