Council awards $50,000 through Community Grants Program

Published on 26 October 2022

Four children standing and holding a sign for Beechworth Toy Library

Indigo Shire Council has awarded a total of $50,000 to various community organisations across the Shire through its Community Grants Program.

The program provides an opportunity for community groups and organisations to seek funds for projects and initiatives that benefit the community at large.

Mayor, Bernard Gaffney says the program supports the wonderful work of a variety of organisations from across the Shire and encourages volunteer participation.

“We’re thrilled to award this funding to the very-deserving community groups that call Indigo Shire home.” Cr Gaffney said.

“The diversity of this year’s applicants really show how our Shire is evolving and growing and we’re so pleased to be able to support them through this program.”

From a total 19 applicants, 18 were successful, with a significant number receiving the full amount requested in their applications. The one application not supported, was from a corporate entity residing outside Indigo Shire.


Organisation  Project  Funding amount 
Rutherglen Historical Society Inc Digitisation Project of collection $790 
Beechworth Urban Landcare and Sustainability Chainsaw  $831 
Wahgunyah Racecourse and Recreation Reserve Amplifiers, speaks and electric blower  $2,400
Arts Rutherglen First Nations art sculpture project $4,000
Beechworth Toy Library New toy stock $1,000
Wooragee Tennis Club Inc. Storage shed  $3,000 
Kergunyah Hall Committee of Management Refrigerator  $1,500 
Wahgunyah Tennis Club Inc. Youth coaching program  $1,500 
Beechworth Wanderers Cricket Club Refurbishment of the Mayday oval practice nets $1,000 
Kiewa Memorial Park Reserve Committee Incorporated Public toilet renewal $4,000 
Stanley Landcare Native plants and weeding equipment  $3,500 
Rotary Club of Rutherglen Vintage ride weekend  $4,000 
Kiewa Cricket Club Inc.  Tables and chairs $4,000 
Stanley Spring Ditch & Wetlands Reserve Committee Retractable hose reel  $3,479 
Yack Tracks Inc.   Concept designs for pump track  $3,000 
Yackandandah Riding Club  Safety fencing $4,000 
Yackandandah Health Intergenerational digital story telling  $4,000 
Willows Recreation & Camping Reserve Mower $4,000


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