Two Jer­ilderie grants

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Two Jer­ilderie com­mu­nity groups have re­ceived grant fund­ing from Mur­rumbidgee Coun­cil.

As part of coun­cil’s 2017/18 Com­mu­nity Grants pro­gram, Jer­ilderie Tidy Towns and Jer­ilderie Play Group were two of six ap­proved grants from 14 ap­pli­cants.

Coun­cil agreed to spilt the al­lo­cated $16,000 be­tween its three towns.

Tidy Towns will spend the $1092 on new no­tice­boards and the play group will use its $2600 to go to­wards a play struc­ture teepee and mud cubby.

Mayor Ruth McRae said coun­cil thor­oughly looked over the ap­pli­ca­tions to reach a de­ci­sion on which groups would be funded.

‘‘We worked through the whole list and we pri­ori­tised in or­der each com­mu­nity group. The play group has not re­ceived any fund­ing from coun­cil in the re­cent past so we took that on board.

‘‘Tidy Towns’ re­quest was small but very im­por­tant be­cause it pro­vides the com­mu­nity with a point of in­ter­est and in­for­ma­tion shar­ing.

‘‘Coun­cil aims to be fair and eq­ui­table across the com­mu­nity. Those who weren’t suc­cess­ful won’t drop off the ta­ble be­cause when we come back next year those projects might still be con­sid­ered,’’ Cr McRae said.

The Coleam­bally and Dar­ling­ton Point ap­proved grants were as fol­lows: Coleam­bally Swim­ming Club ($3000), Coleam­bally Men’s Shed ($3000), Dar­ling­ton Point Public School P&C As­so­ci­a­tion ($3000), Dar­ling­ton Point Men’s Shed ($2995).

Jer­ilderie com­mu­nity groups will be able to ap­ply for the first round of 2018/19 Com­mu­nity Grants in Septem­ber.

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