MORE than $41,000 will be injected into the Koroit community with the announcement of a funding allocation to groups in and around the town.
The South West Community Foundation Koroit and District Sub Fund has selected its successful applications for 2019.
The successful groups, the amount of funding they will receive and what they plan to use their funding were:
CFA Belfast Group ($2911 for Kestrel meters), Friends of Pallisters Reserve ($2500 for a defibrillator), Hawkesdale Racecourse and Recreation Reserve ($4464 for a playgroup fence), Koroit and District Primary School ($3258 for Engaging Our School Community program), Koroit Lions Club ($4500 for fitness equipment along the rail trail), Mailors Flat Hall Committee ($4500 for hall upgrade), Port Fairy Warrnambool Rail Trail committee ($4500 for saving the goods shed), St Patrick's Primary School Koroit ($4500 for Hands on Learning program), Woolsthorpe Primary School ($4005 for pizza oven, mosaic and garden), Worn Gundidj ($2500 free Wifi at Tower Hill).
The foundation is also in the midst of multi-year sponsorship agreements with the Koroit Irish Festival and the Commonwealth Sheepdogs Trails.
South West Community Foundation Koroit and District Sub Fund chairman Brian Trotter said he was thrilled with the diversity of the funding allocation.
"There certainly is a wide range of groups who will receive funding and they have a good variety of projects earmarked for that funding," Mr Trotter said.
"The funds will also be spread across Koroit and District which is very pleasing."
The Koroit sub fund first allocated funding in 2013.
The 2019 funding now takes the total amount handed out to the community since the fund's inception to $180,000.
The sub fund was set up with money belonging to the Koroit Services, which closed its aged-care facility in 2011.
Mr Trotter said the annual sub fund allocations were a long-lasting community legacy from the former Koroit Health Services.
"They say opportunity can arise from disadvantage and this is a case of that," Mr Trotter said.
"In the first couple of years of the fund operating we struggled to get enough groups to apply.
"Now, we have more applications than we have funds for.
"Organisations in Koroit and District now fully understand what the fund is about and are putting forward some terrific projects.
"It is all very healthy for our community, the funding is helping to add to so many parts of everyday life in Koroit and District."