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    Picture courtesy The Rupanyup Mosaic Walking Tracks

Money to grow healthy projects

Health leaders in the Wimmera are encouraging  people to take up grant opportunities to help grow happy, healthy communities.

West Wimmera Health Service is offering $5000 grant donations to community-based projects in the western and northern Wimmera regions, supported by the organisation’s health and wellbeing grant program. 

Service health promotion manager Dorothy McLaren said she encouraged people across the community to consider the grant opportunities available. 

“We are delighted to have our grants program back in 2022 and open for more fabulous community projects to be brought to life with both financial and in-person support,” she said. 

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“These grants are a point of passion for our team and we are excited to see the ideas people submit. 

“We hope to see a range of applications from across all of our towns. 

“Together we can grow happy, healthy communities. Get in touch with us and get applying.”

Last year’s grant recipients included Jeparit Movers and Shakers, a project supporting increased use of existing physical activity assets in the town to foster social connection; Kaniva Space for Me, which co-ordinated two key activities, ‘Bubbles and Brushes’ and ‘Qigong’ sessions to encourage social connection and physical activity; Natimuk Unites for Health, an online community to leverage the influence of regional local football and netball clubs; Rainbow Trail Blazers, which engaged the community in the development of bike and walking tracks; and Rupanyup Mosaic Track, which created inclusive workshops and developed mosaic feature artworks to form a mosaic discovery trail.

More information and how to apply for the grants is available on the service’s website, www, Applications close on Friday.  

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