AN AP­PLE A DAY:

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The old say­ing ‘an ap­ple a day keeps the doc­tor away’ res­onates with staff and stu­dents at Stawell Pri­mary School, in­clud­ing Ge­or­gia Martin. The school will use a $5000 North­ern Grampians Shire Coun­cil com­mu­nity grant to bolster its healthy eat­ing pro­gram and al­low all stu­dents to par­tic­i­pate in a healthy eat­ing ‘in­cur­sion’. Teacher Bron­wyn Bant said the school recog­nised the im­por­tance of the health and well­be­ing of stu­dents, and the im­pact it placed on their abil­ity to learn, grow and in­ter­act with oth­ers. Other grant re­cip­i­ents,

More than $55,000 in grants has been de­liv­ered to 14 dif­fer­ent com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions across North­ern Grampians Shire.

The coun­cil’s com­mu­nity grants pro­gram was cen­tred around projects with a health and well­be­ing fo­cus, across pur­poses such as en­hanc­ing ac­tive liv­ing, im­prov­ing men­tal well­be­ing, sup­port­ing early years, pre­vent­ing vi­o­lence and phys­i­cal in­jury, and healthy eat­ing.

Com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions were able to ap­ply for a max­i­mum of $5000 in fund­ing to help sup­port projects that cov­ered the health and well­be­ing theme.

North­ern Grampians Shire Coun­cil mayor Kevin Erwin said grant re­cip­i­ents in round one and two cov­ered a wide range of peo­ple, or­gan­i­sa­tions and ar­eas within the shire.

“I con­grat­u­late all re­cip­i­ents and look for­ward to see­ing the out­comes of th­ese projects,” he said.

“Look­ing for­ward, I en­cour­age all com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions who have a project that fits the cri­te­ria to ap­ply for the next round of fund­ing when the next win­dow opens.”

Stawell Pri­mary School teacher Bron­wyn Bant said the school recog­nised the im­por­tance of the health and well­be­ing of stu­dents, and the im­pact this places on their abil­ity to learn, grow and in­ter­act with oth­ers.

“The health and well­be­ing grant will al­low us to bolster our healthy eat­ing pro­gram and al­low all stu­dents to par­tic­i­pate in a healthy eat­ing in­cur­sion in term three,” she said.

The list of com­mu­nity grant re­cip­i­ents are:

• $5000, Stu­art Mill Progress – to in­stall dis­abil­ity play­ground equip­ment at Stu­art Mill Recre­ation Re­serve.

• $5000, Stawell Gym­nas­tics Club – to pur­chase equip­ment to en­hance its Kin­der­gym pro­gram.

• $5000, St Arnaud Pri­mary School – to ex­pand its veg­etable gar­den and con­tinue with the build­ing of its gar­den stor­age and learn­ing space.

• $5000, Par­adise Hall Com­mit­tee – to re­fur­bish the floor of Par­adise Hall.

• $5000, Stawell Pri­mary School – to de­liver en­gag­ing healthy eat­ing ‘in­cur­sions’ across the school via com­mu­nity health team, Da­ley Nu­tri­tion.

• $5000, Stawell Soc­cer Club – to pur­chase equip­ment and help set up foun­da­tions of a new club to pro­vide fur­ther op­por­tu­ni­ties for peo­ple to par­tic­i­pate.

• $4694.50, Stawell Stingrays Swim­ming Club – to pur­chase swim train­ing equip­ment to en­cour­age par­tic­i­pa­tion, such as kick­boards, pull buoys, fins and net bags.

• $4578, Stawell Neigh­bour­hood House – to pur­chase equip­ment to sup­port its play­group, rel­e­vant to the needs of chil­dren in the 21st cen­tury.

• $4000, St Arnaud Cit­i­zens Band – to re­fur­bish St Arnaud Band Hall, in­clud­ing in­ter­nal paint­ing of Main Hall.

• $2638, St Arnaud and Dis­trict Lawn Ten­nis Club – heat­ing and cool­ing for the club­house.

• $2560, St Arnaud Bowls Club – to pur­chase new bowls for users.

• $2500, St Patrick’s Pri­mary School Stawell – to pur­chase mar­quees to pro­vide shel­ter at school com­mu­nity events.

• $2500, St Peter’s Lutheran Church, Stawell – to go to­wards the restora­tion of its Hill and Son Cham­ber Or­gan.

• $2433.40, Stawell Com­mu­nity Gar­den – to pur­chase ad­di­tional equip­ment to sup­port the grow­ing and pro­vi­sion of fresh food to the peo­ple of Stawell.

Round one of the 2019-20 com­mu­nity grants pro­gram will open in Au­gust.

Pic­ture: PAUL CAR­RACHER

HEALTHY PLAN: Stawell Pri­mary School stu­dents, from left, Tay­lah Charty, Ge­or­gia Martin, Colten Kenny and Macken­zie Perry. The school re­ceived a grant from North­ern Grampians Shire Coun­cil to sup­port its healthy eat­ing pro­gram.

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