Four community groups receive a share in $30,000

Ararat Rural City Council has announced its latest round of community grants, with four local community groups receiving a share in nearly $30,000.

Council CEO Dr Tim Harrison disclosed the groups benefiting from the announcement at last night’s council meeting, admitting it was a tough decision for the application assessment panel which received 15 applications.

The Lake Bolac Memorial Hall. PHOTO: Faithe Jones (Facebook)

The successful community grant applicants are:

  • Wickliffe Lake Bolac Football Club – $10,718 for a kitchen upgrade.
  • The Lake Bolac Memorial Hall – $2,517 for new chairs.
  • Ararat and Stawell District Field and Game – $6,342 for a trap purchase.
  • Streatham Mininera Westmere Rovers Netball / Tennis Club – $10,372 for fence upgrades.

“All the applications were very worthy community projects and it’s a shame we can’t fund them all,” Dr Harrison said.

“The four successful applications will bring a lot of benefits to the communities in which they are located, and we know the groups who applied will be very pleased to be able to complete their projects.”

“The program is a great way for our local not-for-profit groups and organisations to achieve much-needed projects that improve facilities and contribute to community life.”

More information regarding the grants program can be found HERE.