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Mayor encourages community groups to apply for Council grants funds

14 November 2017

Now is the time for community groups and sporting clubs in the Wattle Range Council region to decide which projects and events they will submit for potential funding in round two of Council’s Financial Assistance Grants program.

Applications for second round funding in Council’s 2017/18 program open on Wednesday, December 13 and will be accepted until 19 January 2018.

Wattle Range Council Mayor Peter Gandolfi urged local groups to consider making application, with funding up to $2,000 available to eligible groups.

“Council’s annual grants program is an important avenue through which Council is able to provide much needed support to these local groups,” Mayor Peter Gandolfi said. “These volunteer organisations play an integral role in strengthening our community, making our region an even better place to live, so we need to encourage them to apply for assistance” he added.

Earlier in the financial year at its September meeting, Council granted more than $28,000 to eighteen (18) separate community and sporting groups in the first round of grants.

Mayor Gandolfi recently met with Mount Burr United Football Club President, Adam Gardiner to present him with a cheque for funds awarded in this first round. The Club received $2,000 in the Sport & Recreation category for maintenance and upgrade works to existing irrigation lines at the Mount Burr sports ground.

Other local sporting clubs successful in securing initial Community Sports & Recreation Grant funding include:
Mount Burr Netball Club - $300 for the purchase of equipment to clean their court facilities;
Millicent United Soccer Club - $2,000 to replace dining room chairs in their clubrooms;
Beachport Pony Club - $980 to replace a hot water system in their kitchen;
Kalangadoo Bowling Club - $2,000 to replace dining room chairs in their clubrooms;
Kalangadoo Netball Club - $1,000 to upgrade and repair court lighting; 
Southend Progress Association - $2,000 for improvements to the community centre, which will include painting and kitchen appliances;
Millicent Football Netball Club - $1,850 for the installation of seating at the netball/tennis courts; and
Millicent Sand Buggy Club - $2,000 for the staging of the 40th Annual Teagle Excavations ARB Pines Enduro.

In addition, these community groups were awarded grants under the Community Financial Assistance Grant Program:
Millicent Community Church - $1,000 for building works to enable access to toilets from the church building;
Beachport Old Wool and Grain Store Museum - $344 for storage of administration resources;
Coonawarra Soldiers Memorial Community Club - $2,000 to refurbish amenities;
National Trust of SA Glencoe Branch - $2,000 to install a bore;
McArthur Park Kindergarten - $2,000 for the upgrade of their sand play area;
McCorquindale Park Management Committee - $1,800 for a new entrance sign, painting of the gates and general beautification of the main entry to McCorquindale Park;
Coonawarra Penola RSL - $1,237 for the purchase of a new television;
Beachport District Development Association - $1,640 for a community graphic design program involving the students from Beachport Primary School and the Rivoli Bay Lions Club in developing signage for the Woakwine Cutting project; and
Millicent AH & P Society - $2,000 for an aerobatics display at the 2017 Millicent Show.

Application guidelines and forms will be available on the Council website from December 13 at www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au/council-fags and enquiries can be made by phone on 8733 0900 or email to council@wattlerange.sa.gov.au.


Gandolfi & Gardiner 

 Photo: Mount Burr United Football Club President, Adam Gardiner receives a cheque from Mayor Peter Gandolfi


For further information please contact:

Ben Gower, Chief Executive Officer
Email:                       bjg@wattlerange.sa.gov.au
Telephone:               (08) 8733 0900 or 0402 177 247



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