Rods, Spar­tans big win­ners in com­mu­nity grants

Myrtleford Times - - News - By JUSTIN JEN­VEY

ALPINE Shire Coun­cil will al­lo­cate $265,810 for events and $66,116 to com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions for projects which foster com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment, re­silience and so­cial in­clu­sion.

Coun­cil was last night ex­pected to en­dorse its rec­om­men­da­tions for its Event Fund­ing and Com­mu­nity Grants pro­grams at Au­gust’s monthly meet­ing in Bright.

Bright’s Iconic Rod Run re­ceived the largest event al­lo­ca­tion with $51,500 while the Spar­tan Tri­fecta again re­ceived $40,000 as part of a three-year agree­ment with coun­cil.

Much of the Rod Run’s sup­port is in the way of the pro­vi­sion of light­ing and the erect­ing, dis­man­tling and clean­ing of coun­cil’s mar­quee - a cost of $17,500 which in pre­vi­ous years has been spread across mul­ti­ple events.

The Myrtleford Fes­ti­val se­cured $10,000, Brighter Days $15,000, Bright Au­tumn Fes­ti­val $12,380 Alpine Cy­cling Club’s Tour of Bright $12,000 and La Fiera $10,500.

Three new events were also funded Bright Brew­ery’s 5 Zero cy­cling chal­lenge with $2000, Get a Grip of the Grind lead­er­ship sem­i­nar $2000 and Bright Run­ning Fes­ti­val $1000.

All 47 ap­pli­ca­tions re­ceived sup­port through the Event Fund­ing Pro­gram with a to­tal of $187,430 given for spon­sor­ship and $78,300 for lo­gis­tics sup­port which is pro­vided by coun­cil.

Coun­cil has this year im­ple­mented changes in the traf­fic man­age­ment sup­port which will be pro­vided due to the in­creas­ing chal­lenges of ef­fec­tively sup­port­ing a large port­fo­lio of events.

“To as­sist in the tran­si­tion to this new model for traf­fic man­age­ment dur­ing events, ad­di­tional fi­nan­cial sup­port has been con­sid­ered by the as­sess­ment panel when mak­ing spon­sor­ship rec­om­men­da­tions,” di­rec­tor as­sets Will Jeremy said.

In the com­mu­nity grants round, coun­cil re­ceived 37 ap­pli­ca­tions and awarded fund­ing to 23 groups.

Among the suc­cess­ful ap- pli­cants were Mount Beauty Men’s Shed with $5000 for an ex­ten­sion and Mount Beauty Car Club - $5000 for a grader. Alpine Com­mu­nity Plan­ta­tion se­cured $8150 for Mys­tic Park cross­ing im­prove­ments and Bright Com­mu­nity Gar­den - $4000 for a glass house.

Sev­eral hall com­mit­tees were suc­cess­ful with Pore­punkah Pub­lic Hall and Pore­punkah Pub­lic Re­serve Com­mit­tee of Man­age­ment get­ting $7500 for a pump track, Mudge­gonga Hall Com­mit­tee - $6000 for ex­ter­nal stairs and emer­gency ex­its and Happy Val­ley Hall - $4700 for a sup­port­ing vol­un­teer and build­ing com­mu­nity project.

“The rec­om­men­da­tion to fund 23 projects to the value of $66,116 will en­sure that all highly val­ued projects are funded for 2018-19,” Mr Jeremy said.

“The rec­om­men­da­tions put for­ward by the as­sess­ment panel sup­port com­mu­nity par­tic­i­pa­tion, con­trib­ute to the build­ing of healthy and strong com­mu­ni­ties and rep­re­sent a di­ver­sity of projects from across the Shire.”

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