Loddon Shire Community Grants Scheme now open

LoddonShireLogoMSize30m“Local sporting and community organisations are invited to put up their hands for a share of Loddon Shire’s annual allocation to its Community Grants Scheme, which opens for its latest round early next month.

For the past 14 years, the Shire has given clubs and community groups the opportunity to request Council funds to put towards projects that develop or improve existing community facilities, programs or equipment.

To date, Council has invested around $1.2 million in 603 projects worth, in total, $4.7 million.

The scheme funds projects on a 2:1 basis, with Council giving $2 for every $1 contributed by the applicant.

The maximum amount that can be applied for is $10,000 and this requires a contribution of at least $5000 from the applicant, either cash or in-kind or both.

Last year, 38 grants were made, taking up almost the full allocation of $200,000.

Projects funded included restoration work at Boort Tennis Club, a new defibrillator for the Tarnagulla Rural Fire Brigade, the Nestboxes for Kids program run by the Loddon Plains Landcare Network, new goal posts for the Bears Lagoon Serpentine Football Club, further renovation work at Campbell’s Forest Hall and new solar panels at Wedderburn Golf Club.

To see the full list of conditions, or find an application form, please phone Council on 5494 1200 or go to www.loddon.vic.gov.au after Monday 3 March.

Applications close on 2 May and will be considered by Council at its June meeting”.