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05 May 2021
Community organisations throughout Horsham district will share in $440,527 in municipal grants.
The funding is through Horsham Rural City Council’s annual Community Grants and Donations Program.
This year’s allocation includes an additional $50,000 from the council’s COVID support package from the previous year’s budget.
Each year the council allocates money to support community and sporting groups and the extra money has meant more is available to support clubs, halls and kindergartens to help with maintenance and facility improvements as well as specific projects and events.
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The council received 77 community grant applications for specific projects and funded 77 percent of requests.
Mayor Robyn Gulline said the high percentage indicated the importance of the program in the community.
“The local expenditure resulting from this council support will provide an important economic stimulus for our community as we continue to rebound from COVID-19,” she said.
“The council recognises that these grants are a way of supporting not-for-profit community groups and organisations that are still finding their feet following a really tough 12 months.”
Cr Gulline said it was exciting to have a wide range of projects and events in this year’s applications.
“I look forward to seeing the successful projects coming to fruition over the next 12 months and we plan to share some of these good news stories with our community,” she said.
A full list of grant allocations is available on Horsham Rural City Council’s website, hrcc.vic.gov.au under an ‘our services’ section.
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