Twenty-five community groups have shared almost $123,000 in the first round of Moyne Shire Council’s community assistance fund allocations this financial year.
The balance of $87,000 will be granted later. Moyne’s community fund started in 1995 with $86,000 shortly after council amalgamations and has supported a host of sports and recreation groups, development of new facilities, culture and art development as well as health and well-being programs.
Cr Bernie Harris described it as one of the council’s best programs spread across the shire. The latest grants are:
- $10,000 to Kirkstall Recreation Reserve for new shelter, Minhamite Memorial Hall for roof and flooring, Mortlake Racing Club upgrade, Panmure Cemetery Trust upgrade, Port Fairy Angling Club refurbishment, Port Fairy Basketball Association equipment, Port Fairy-Warrnambool Trail Trail committee for tractor, Woolsthorpe Recreation Reserve for toilets;
- $6164 to Koroit Bowls Club for sun shades;
- $6090 to Friends of Tower Hill for barbecue;
- $4388 to Mortlake Community Development Committee for printer;
- $4378 to Nullawarre and District Kindergarten for kitchen;
- $3900 to Port Fairy Moyneyana Festival for lighting;
- $3540 to Yambuk Cricket Club for reseeding;
- $2800 to Grassmere CFA for tank;
- $2500 to Outside School Hours Care for new program;
- $2039 to Riding for Disabled for equipment;
- $1500 to Koroit Croquet Club for defibrillator and Port Fairy Rotary Club for equipment;
- $1200 to Darlington Recreation Reserve for signs;
- $935 to Koroit Agricultural Society for safety equipment;
- $777 to Illowa Hall Committee for blinds;
- $500 to Peterborough Tennis Club for coaching;
- $321 to Koroit Fire Brigade for torches;
- $350 to Mortlake Lions Club for a gopher.