The Free Press (Corowa)

Grants for 11 organisati­ons


Eleven local organisati­ons will share $23,364 from the second round of Community Grants Program 2020/2021 with four groups each receiving $3,000.

Corowa Play Group will receive $3,000 towards their estimated $6,600 shade sail over the playground at John Foord Oval.

Rotary Club of Corowa will have $3,000 towards their safety fencing project at Bangerang Park.

Event costs for a youth outdoor movie screening as part of Intereach’s 2021 Youth Week celebratio­ns will be $3,000 lighter in the estimated $5,000 project.

Mulwala Progress Associatio­n’s $7,000 rebranding project at Tunzafun is to receive a $3,000 boost.

Computer upgrade to trace history and record keeping at Federation Museum Corowa will be assisted with a grant of $1,918 towards its $2,389 project.

Corowa Swimming Club’s aim of receiving $1,728 towards $2,880 for subsidised costs of swim instructor­s for a winter swimming program at the Corowa Aquatic Centre was met.

Howlong’s Empower Dance Academy is to host two dance concerts for students in Howlong over the summer school holidays with hiring of stages and lighting, all up costing an estimated $4,000. A grant of $1,500 will help with expenses.

Oaklands & District Lions Club will also receive $1,500 to fund the town’s annual Santa in the Park event.

Our Town Balldale Incorporat­ed will receive $1,388 regarding storage for park maintenanc­e equipment at Bruce Richard Park Balldale; the overall project to cost $1,735.

The project by Corowa Girl Guides will be given a $500 boost towards their estimated $800 cost for new life vests for water activities in line with new legislatio­n.

An amount of $250 to refund developmen­t consent costs to Morundah Bush Entertainm­ent Committee was endorsed.

The grants were announced at Federation Council’s latest monthly meeting on April 20. While welcoming council’s favourable decisions to local organisati­ons, Cr Andrew Kennedy encouraged more requests with justificat­ion to be submitted to council for considerat­ion and wondered if all organisati­ons were aware of grants on offer.

The Community Grants Program is designed to empower communitie­s to develop ideas, projects and events that contribute to the vibrance and wellbeing of their town or village.

Federation Snippets in The Free Press is always a good place to start looking by local groups for informatio­n about grants.

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