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Indigo Shire’s community groups and events to share in $76,000 of funding

Thursday 30 August 2018

 

Indigo Shire Council has announced the successful recipients of $76,000 in funding for community, event and festival grants.

Forty-one organisations will receive funding for a range of projects and events across the shire.

The grants include $50,000 as part of the Community Grants Program and $26,000 as part of the Festival and Events Grants Program.

Indigo Shire Mayor Cr Jenny O'Connor said the grants program supports the fantastic work of a variety of community groups and organisations across the shire.

"Some examples of successful community projects include training for Junior Fire Brigade members; facility and equipment upgrades for a variety of sporting clubs; support for sustainability initiatives like Boomerang Bags and others,” Cr O’Connor said.

“Our Festival and Events program provides support for innovation and growth for existing events and encouraging and supporting new festivals and events in the Shire. Events receiving funding this year span music, arts, food and wine, mountain biking and more,” Cr O’Connor said.

Festivals and events are key tourism drivers in Indigo Shire, with conservative economic modelling demonstrating the Shire’s festivals contribute turnover of approximately $17 million to Indigo Shire’s economy each year. In addition to grant funding, Council also provides logistics support with road management and waste collection and other support.

“We wish all our grant recipients every success and we look forward to seeing the projects come to fruition," Cr O’Connor said.

A full list of successful grant recipients is included below.

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Media Contact:

Cr Jenny O'Connor
mayor@indigoshire.vic.gov.au
0417 126 409   


2018-2019 Community Grants recipients

Beechworth Boomerang Bags

$1,000.00

Chiltern Junior Fire Brigade

$2,000.00

Stanley Cemetery Trust

$220.00

Yackandandah Sports Park Committee of Management

$2,000.00

Beechworth RSL Sub Branch

$1,000.00

Rutherglen Agriculture Society

$3,000.00

Yackandandah Garden Club

$1,000.00

Chiltern Racecourse 

$2,508.83

Beechworth Toy Library

$600.00

Chiltern & District Mens Shed Inc

$3,200.00

Chiltern Tennis Club

$2,000.00

Indigo FM Incorporated

$1,100.00

Chiltern Memorial Hall Committee of Management

$3,000.00

Yackandandah Football & Netball Club Community Christmas Lunch

$1,000.00

Chiltern Netball & Football Club

$1,000.00

Chiltern Playgroup

$2,374.05

Rutherglen Boomerang Bags

$2,000.00

Beechworth Community Child Care Centre

$2,500.00

Sandy Creek Memorial Hall Committee 

$2,597.12

Rotary Club of Beechworth

$2,000.00

Wahgunyah Senior Citizens Club Inc.

$400.00

Apex Club of Rutherglen

$500.00    

Rutherglen Christmas Decoration Project

$3,000.00

Barnawartha Soldiers Memorial Hall

$2,000.00

Indigo North Health Friends of Glenview Auxiliary

$2,000.00

Yackandandah Health

$2,000.00

Mayday Hills Art Society

$1,500.00   

FC Yackandandah

$1,250.00

Katalyst Lifestyle & Fitness

$500.00

Wahgunyah Tennis Club Inc.

$750.00

TOTAL

$50,000


2018-2019 Festival and Event grants

A weekend with …  Rutherglen

$2,000

Beechworth Celtic Festival

$4,000

Beechworth Music Festival

$2,500

Beechworth Spring Arts Festival

$2,000

Beechworth Vignerons Spring Tasting

$1,000

Chiltern Art Prize

$3,000

High Country Hops Festival Beechworth

$2,000

Kiewa Valley Camp Oven Cook Off

$2,000

Love & Light Wedding Festival Rutherglen

$4,000

Beechworth Asian Food Festival

$2,000

Victorian Mountain Bike Championship Series Beechworth

$1,500

TOTAL

$26,000