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Boosting Community Projects with Council Grants

13 October 2022

Southern Grampians Shire Council has allocated approximately $71,000 to community projects in the first round of the 2022/2023 Greater Grants program.

Each year, Council aims to support the delivery of community led projects via two rounds of funding opportunities spread across community strengthening, arts and culture, infrastructure, events and tourism, sustainability, and heritage.

Southern Grampians Shire Council Mayor Bruach Colliton said the Greater Grants program offers much needed financial assistance to community groups and individuals to develop important community projects.

“We are continually impressed with the ideas and quality of projects coming from the grassroots of our community with this round being no exception,” said Cr Colliton.

“Council has allocated $70,833.97 for this round which will enable $120,000 worth of community driven and innovative projects to get off the ground, a great partnership with local organisations.

“After a long two years for the events industry, it has been especially pleasing to see some great events being added back into the calendar including a Family Fun Day in Coleraine, Country Music Festival in Hamilton and the Fleece and Flower Show in Cavendish.

“We have also been really excited by some of the larger funding applications received including the Branxholme Recreation Reserve which have been successful in securing a grant for a fit out of the Women’s Netball Changeroom which will support future netballers.”

Successful applications for Round One include (but are not limited to):

• Cavendish Townscape Association – Fleece and Flower Show
• Australian Pedal Car Grand Prix – Coleraine Family Fun Day
• Hamilton Country Music Club – Mini Country Music Festival
• Hamilton Coleraine Landcare Group
• Balmoral Post Office
• Dunkeld Museum – Our Soldier Boys and Girls
• Hamilton Mens Shed – Roof Repairs
• Mulleraterong – Pool Testing Kit
• Tarrington Cricket Club
• Branxholme Recreation Reserve – Women’s Netball Changeroom Fit Out
• Mooralla Golf Club

Round two for the 2022/2023 financial year will open for applications in early 2023.

“Thanks again to everyone who has taken the time to apply. We encourage any community group or individual who would like more information on our Greater Grants process to give Council a call or check out our website for future rounds and eligibility criteria,” concluded Cr Colliton.

For more information on upcoming Greater Grants, visit Council’s website at or by contacting Customer Service on 5573 0444.

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