Community groups and events to share in $76,000 of funding

Published on 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.


Media Contact:

Cr Jenny O'Connor
0417 126 409   

2018-2019 Community Grants recipients

Beechworth Boomerang Bags


Chiltern Junior Fire Brigade


Stanley Cemetery Trust


Yackandandah Sports Park Committee of Management


Beechworth RSL Sub Branch


Rutherglen Agriculture Society


Yackandandah Garden Club


Chiltern Racecourse


Beechworth Toy Library


Chiltern & District Mens Shed Inc


Chiltern Tennis Club


Indigo FM Incorporated


Chiltern Memorial Hall Committee of Management


Yackandandah Football & Netball Club Community Christmas Lunch


Chiltern Netball & Football Club


Chiltern Playgroup


Rutherglen Boomerang Bags


Beechworth Community Child Care Centre


Sandy Creek Memorial Hall Committee


Rotary Club of Beechworth


Wahgunyah Senior Citizens Club Inc.


Apex Club of Rutherglen


Rutherglen Christmas Decoration Project


Barnawartha Soldiers Memorial Hall


Indigo North Health Friends of Glenview Auxiliary


Yackandandah Health


Mayday Hills Art Society


FC Yackandandah


Katalyst Lifestyle & Fitness


Wahgunyah Tennis Club Inc.




2018-2019 Festival and Event grants

A weekend with … Rutherglen


Beechworth Celtic Festival


Beechworth Music Festival


Beechworth Spring Arts Festival


Beechworth Vignerons Spring Tasting


Chiltern Art Prize


High Country Hops Festival Beechworth


Kiewa Valley Camp Oven Cook Off


Love & Light Wedding Festival Rutherglen


Beechworth Asian Food Festival


Victorian Mountain Bike Championship Series Beechworth





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