Community grants support the Borough’s past, present and future

Friday, 11 August 2017

 Council announced the recipients of its 2017-18 Community Development Grants program at a presentation evening held in the Queenscliff Town Hall on Thursday 3 August.

Grants were awarded to 11 local organisations to support community, art and cultural projects and activities that enhance the wellbeing and quality of life of people living in the Borough of Queenscliffe.

Cr Tony Francis, Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor, congratulated the grants recipients.

“Your contribution to the wellbeing of our community is invaluable and speaks volumes for your generosity of spirit,” said Cr Francis. “This year’s list of recipients is a true reflection of your commitment to the Borough’s past, present and future.”

In total, Council awarded $18,357.30 of grant funding this year.

The Grants Program aims to encourage and assist community organisations to take an active involvement in the life of their community for the benefit of the community and its members, empower communities to become stronger and more economically, environmentally and socially sustainable, enhance leadership and develop a sense of pride, ownership and identity within communities.

The recipients of Council’s 2017–18 Community Development Grants are listed below:

Organisation

Grant

Purpose

Monday Mixed Craft Group

$1,000

Knitting for Queenscliff’s needy

Queenscliff Lighthouse Theatre Group

$1,800

Light mixer

Combined Probus Club of Queenscliffe Inc

$   813

Projector and screen

Queenscliff Music Festival

$2,000

Park preliminary power upgrade works

Queenscliff Kindergarten

$2,827.30

Kinder Explorer’s Program equipment

Queenscliffe Historical Museum

$1,610

Upgrade of  basement shelving and seating

Queenscliff / Point Lonsdale RSL

$2,000

ANZAC Day 2018 commemoration

Rip Chamber Incorporated

$2,000

Local shopping bags

Point Lonsdale Board Riders Club Inc

$1,807

Sound system for clubhouse

Point Lonsdale Primary School

$   500

Netball uniforms

Lighthouse Arts Collective

$2,000

Sound and digital  equipment