$20,000 in AusNet grants helps to light up community projects around Alpine Shire
AUSNET Services has provided 13 local community groups with a total of $20,000 in grants as part of a program to support projects delivering long-term benefits across the Alpine Shire.
The Victorian energy provider’s Energising Your Community Development gave community organisations the chance to apply for grants of up to $3,000.
AusNet Services regional customer and community manager Craig Velt, who presented the groups with the grants in Myrtleford last week, said the response from groups had exceeded expectations.
“Our program aims to build lasting relationships within the local area by empowering notfor-profits that share AusNet Services’ desire to contribute to the community,” Mr Velt said.
“We had a fantastic response to the program, which is a testament to the many local people in this area who dedicate time to volunteer in the community.”
Boomerang Bags Bright, Myrtleford Landcare and Sustainability Group and the Upper Valley Kiewa Lions Club were among those who secured funds through the grant program which was also supported by Alpine Shire Council.
Alpine mayor Ron Janasm said the successful groups would now be able to deliver projects with ongoing benefits across the Ovens and Kiewa valleys.
“These grants will support the groups that make the Alpine Shire such a unique, connected and attractive place to live,” he said.
Each year AusNet Services contributes up to $100,000 through its sponsorship program.
Successful grant recipients: Alpine Cycling Club Boomerang Bags Bright Harrietville Hall Committee Kiewa Valley Historical Society Mt Beauty Cricket Club Mt Beauty Men’s Shed Mudgegonga Hall Myrtleford Landcare and Sustainability Group Myrtleford Lawn Tennis Club Myrtleford Recreation Reserve RC McNamara Reserve Committee Tawonga Bowls Club Upper Valley Kiewa Lions Club