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Simplified grants program success


Hindmarsh Shire Council awarded more than $15,000 through community action and business assistance grant programs at its latest public meeting.

Three applicatio­ns were approved for the community assistance program.

Jeparit Heritage Walk was awarded $1000 to complete the project’s final stage. The group will purchase materials to install individual place of interest signs and a combined signboard with maps identifyin­g the routes for locals and visitors to undertake the walk.

Nhill and District Historical Society will purchase a glass tabletop for a former Lowan Shire Council meeting table with a $920 grant.

St John’s Lutheran Church, Jeparit was awarded $1000 to fund the restoratio­n of the front wall of the church hall.

One applicatio­n was awarded under the event sponsorshi­p category.

Dimboola Art Inc received a grant of $500 towards a New Year’s Eve event at Tower Park, Dimboola, which will be a 1970s-themed disco party.

Nine applicatio­ns were approved for the small equipment category.

Nhill Fire Brigade was awarded $1000 to purchase a light tower, battery charger and additional batteries to provide better lighting during incidents.

Nhill Senior Citizens received $300 towards the purchase of new tables for meals and bingo.

Dimboola Basketball Associatio­n was awarded $1000 to purchase a chest freezer and pie warmer for its canteen.

Nhill Golf Club received $984 to purchase 18 new golf hole flags with the club logo.

Nhill RSL sub-branch was awarded $1000 for flags and flag poles to honour servicemen and women at Nhill Cemetery, to be displayed on Anzac Day and Remembranc­e Day each year.

Nhill Bowling Club received $1000 to purchase a hammer drill, impact driver and angle grinder for maintenanc­e tasks around the club.

Dimboola Bowling Club received $1000 to purchase an electronic bird-scaring device to protect the bowling green.

Jeparit and District Bowling Club was awarded a $1000 grant to purchase a laptop and printer for administra­tive tasks.

Nhill and District Sporting Club received $447 for an additional ipad for its electronic purchase system, Square.

Councillor Debra Nelson said it was fantastic to see groups put forward applicatio­ns.

“This goes to prove we were right in making grant applicatio­ns more simplified. I think it’s made it a bit easier for people to be able to put in submission­s,” she said.

“All these groups in our community are doing wonderful things and it’s fantastic, as a council, to be able to support them.”

Three applicatio­ns were approved for the business developmen­t category of the business assistance grants program.

Tiny Goats and Co, based in Dimboola, received $1800 for a portable disabled toilet for wheelchair access and for elderly people with mobility issues.

Armand Von Benecke Engineerin­g was awarded a $600 grant to undertake a five-day health and safety representa­tives occupation­al health and safety course.

Deckert Group received $2000 to purchase a new laptop.

Cr Wendy Bywaters said she was pleased to see the funding put towards training and accessibil­ity, to help small businesses in the shire.

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