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Community Fund Grants awarded

Published on 15 September 2020

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Nillumbik Shire Council has awarded $125,000 to community groups and organisations through its Nillumbik Community Funds.

The grants, which were announced at a virtual celebration this month, will provide much-needed assistance to the successful community groups to deliver important local projects in these times of uncertainty.

The funding opportunities come under three grant categories:

  • Community Support Grants for amounts up to $3000
  • Arts and Cultural Development Grants for amounts up to $5000
  • Community Event grants for amounts of up to 60% of the total event budget.

Some of the projects that have received funding include:

  • The Paradoxa Collective’s art installation and meditation walk at Bunjil Reserve.
  • The Pat Cronin Foundation’s community art exhibition at Montsalvat to raise awareness of its Be Wise messages.
  • The Lions Club of Diamond Valley Inc’s Keeping Nillumbik Kids in Schools Program.
  • The Rotary Club of Diamond Creek’s Diamond Creek Murals Project.
  • Eltham Little Theatre’s 2021 youth musical production of Peter Pan Jnr.
  • Ness Reserve Preschool’s Bush Tucker Garden Mural.

Mayor Karen Egan said the Nillumbik Community Fund provided Council with the opportunity to support community projects that reflected and promoted objectives of both the Council Plan 2017-21 and Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-21.

“Each of these projects make an extremely valuable contribution to the Nillumbik community and will be particularly appreciated as we come out of COVID and look to engage with community life once again,” Cr Egan said.

All community groups have had to take into consideration the COVID-19 restrictions in delivering their projects.

For a full list of recipients, see Council’s website www.nillumbik.vic.gov.au/ncf

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