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Council backs local groups and projects

News Article Date: 
Thursday, 7 September 2017

Thirty-six community organisations have shared in more than $70,000 in funding via the 2017/2018 Warrnambool City Council Community Development Fund.

The fund provides grants of up to $3000 to assist clubs in delivering sporting, recreational, cultural and environmental projects, programs, activities and events.

Warrnambool Mayor Kylie Gaston said that the $70,919 in Council funding would make projects worth $190,242 possible.

“The Community Development Fund certainly provides bang for buck with Council funds pooled with other money raised by groups and often in-kind labour to deliver great outcomes,” she said.

“It is interesting each year to see the range of worthwhile projects and initiatives being undertaken by our city’s community groups.

“With such a diversity of outstanding community organisations in Warrnambool, whatever your hobby or interest, there is probably a group or club you can get involved with.”

Successful projects

Community Radio Endeavour Warrnambool Inc 3WAY-FM - Upgrade of facilities to support volunteers and guests

Friends of Warrnambool Botanic Gardens - Installation of bluestone seating and picnic platform near the 100 year old well

Out There Factory Arts - Implementation of art sessions for artists with disabilities to exhibit completed artwork

South Warrnambool Community Association - Production of a brochure promoting the South Warrnambool Historical Walking trail

South Warrnambool Kindergarten Parent Committee - Explore, Discover and Wonder - Kindergarten Environment and Visual Art Project

The F Project - Fletcher Jones Garden Christmas Party

Warrnambool Branch of Victorian Country Women’s Association of Vic - Installation of reverse cycle air conditioning unit in the CWA Hall to support volunteers

Warrnambool Rock n Rollers - Purchase of essential equipment to support training and improve technique

Warrnambool Triton Woodworkers - Purchase of essential equipment to support volunteers

Fishcare South West - Purchase of fish cut outs for a variety of species to support education program

Friends of Platypus Park - Implementation of community sessions to revegetate and assist maintaining the site

MAD for the Merri Landcare Group - Hydroseeding revegetation trial along various Merri River locations

South West Community Energy - Education sessions to assist in reducing energy usage and encourage sustainable practices

Warrnambool Coastcare Landcare Network - Design and landscape four nature strips with native plants

Warrnambool Community Garden - Facilitate bush food education and conduct cooking workshops

Warrnambool Field Naturalists Club - Purchase of essential equipment to support club volunteers and education programs

Warrnambool Toy Library - Purchase of environmental sustainable toys for the community

Great South Coast Ice Challenge - Warrnambool forum to build awareness, education and prevention

Rotary Club of Warrnambool East - City of Warrnambool Art Show 25th Anniversary

Warrnambool Model Railway Club - Warrnambool Model Railway Exhibition

Warrnambool Gem Club - 50th Anniversary Gem Show

Warrnambool Organ Festival - Warrnambool Organ Festival

Archers of Warrnambool - Purchase of essential equipment to support club activities

City of Warrnambool Rowing Club - Upgrade of kitchen facilities to support club members

Dennington Pony Club - Purchase of additional arena equipment to support an increase in club participation

Nestles Rowing Club - Purchase of new boat trailer to support club activities

Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail Committee - Purchase of essential equipment for encouraging and supporting volunteers

Russells Creek Club Cricket Division - Supply and installation of a Split System at Jetty Flat to support all user groups

The South C Dragons Women’s Dragon Boat Team - The purchase of essential equipment to support training and competition

Warrnambool Basketball - The purchase of additional equipment for the wheelchair basketball program

Warrnambool Masters Swim Club - Purchase of essential training equipment to support the Restart Swim Sessions

Warrnambool Neighbourhood and Community Centre - Implementation of sport and social programs to the East Warrnambool community

Warrnambool Tri Club - Purchase of safety matting to assist participation in the All Abilities Triathlon

Warrnambool Wolves Football Club - Purchase of essential portable safety equipment (boundary fencing and protection netting)

Warrnambool Yacht Club - Purchase of essential safety equipment to support junior development and participation

West Warrnambool Cricket Club - Upgrade of Cricket training facilities at Davidson Oval

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