Port Fairy Folk Festival funding

GIVING: A huge crowd gathered at stage one to watch Marlon Williams play at this year's Port Fairy Folk Festival. Community grants from the festival have been allocated.
GIVING: A huge crowd gathered at stage one to watch Marlon Williams play at this year's Port Fairy Folk Festival. Community grants from the festival have been allocated.

THE generosity of the Port Fairy Folk Festival has again lit up the community with the announcement of its latest funding round.

The committee behind the Port Fairy Winter Weekends program has received a folk festival community grant of $4545 for its Bathed in Light project.

The Port Fairy Film Society has also been a big winner through the grants round with $5000 to assist with its sound system upgrade.

St Patrick’s Primary School Port Fairy won $1250 for choir shirts and the Port Fairy Football Netball Club $1650 for its annual fun run. 

The grants also extended outside Port Fairy with the Koroit Irish Festival receiving $2500 for promotion of Irish dance while St Brigid’s in Crossley will get $4100 to install electricity to the choir area. 

Hawkesdale P12 College receives $1000 towards the development of LED lighting technology in its performance arts centre and $1694 goes to St Patrick’s Primary School Koroit for the purchase of drums for its drumming for health program.

Folk festival treasurer Bernie Waixel heads a community grants sub-committee which makes funding allocations two times a year. The first round of the grants this year was in May.