Local community groups get funding

Published on 14 October 2019

Edward River Council has resolved to fund 18 community projects through the 2019/20 Community Grants Program.

Projects that would deliver achievable, innovative and beneficial outcomes that align with Council’s Strategic Plan, Edward River 2030, were eligible for grants of up to $5,000. 

Community groups and not-for-profit organisations which involved and benefited the Edward River community were invited to apply for funding through Edward River Council’s 2019/20 Community Grants Program.

This year’s program received 41 applications requesting a total $161,756 in funding.

A total of 18 applications were successful in receiving full or partial funding representing an overall contribution of $49,996 from Edward River Council.

“It’s important for Edward River Council to support projects that have a direct benefit within the community, and we were really pleased to receive a diverse range of applicants this year,” Mayor Norm Brennan said.

“There were some stand out projects submitted this year and it was particularly pleasing to see our regional areas in Booroorban, Mayrung, Blighty and Pretty Pine take advantage of the opportunity.” 

“Other fantastic initiative’s were the Christmas Hamper project which is being delivered by St Vincent De Paul Society and the Deniliquin Aboriginal Land Council who will run educational workshops for local Aboriginal men and women.”

All applicants were reviewed by a grant assessment panel and approved by Council at its meeting on Thursday 19 September.

 “We received a much higher number of applicants than anticipated, however the majority of projects were able to receive partial of full funding,” Cr. Brennan said.

“This is an annual grants program and we encourage all applicants who missed out on this year’s funding to apply again next year.”

All successful and unsuccessful applicants were notified of their outcomes earlier this month.