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Community groups the winner from Council grants program

Wednesday, 07 August 2019

The Borough of Queenscliffe has allocated more than $16,000 to local community groups as part of Council’s 2019-20 Community Grants Program.

Mayor Cr Bob Merriman announced the twelve recipients from across Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale during a presentation at Queenscliff Town Hall on Tuesday 6 August.

“Council appreciates the importance of local groups and organisations within the Borough, and we’re always delighted to have the opportunity to lend a hand where we can,” Cr Merriman said.

The allocations include a $2,814 grant to Queenscliff Kindergarten for the purchase of new outdoor play equipment as part of its ‘Active Healthy Kids’ program.

Two-thousand dollars has also been provided to the Queenscliff Community Sports Club for an on-site defibrillator that could help save lives.

“The link between Council and the community is certainly highlighted and strengthened whenever these grants are provided,” Cr Merriman continued.

“We’re looking forward to continuing our involvement with local clubs and organisations that are the lifeblood of Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale.”

The Borough of Queenscliffe’s grants program aims to assist local community groups and organisations to increase involvement and provide opportunities for Council and the community to work together.

It assists common interest groups to take an active involvement in the life of their community and helps them to become stronger and more economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable.

A full list of grant recipients is provided below:

Organisation Grant Purpose
Queenscliff Kindergarten  $2,814.00  New outdoor play equpment for Active Healthy Kids 
Queenscliff Community Sports Club  $2,000.00  Defibrillator machine 
Point Lonsdale Boardriders Club  $2,000.00  New doors for Engine shed clubroom 
Queenscliff Neighbourhood House  $2,000.00  Shade solutions for the house 
Compassionate Hearts on the Bellarine  $2,000.00  Establish the Heartfelt Bellarine Compassionate Communities Group 
Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Queenscilff  $1,613.00  Two iPads with military-spec water covers 
Victorian State Emergency Service Bellarine  $1,452.00  Pelican light 
1st Queenscliff Sea Scouts $920.00 Replacement camping shelter
Combined Probus Club of Queenscliffe $500.00 Wool for knee rugs
Monday Mixed Craft Group $500.00 Wool to create warm garments for those in need
Queenscliff Ecumenical Choir $270.00 Original sheet music
Rotary Club of Queenscliffe $193.00 Pull-up banner

Community Grants Presentation to Queenscliff Kindergarten 2019 WEB