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    HEALTHY PLAN: Stawell Primary School students, from left, Taylah Charty, Georgia Martin, Colten Kenny and Mackenzie Perry. The school received a grant from Northern Grampians Shire Council to support its healthy eating program. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER
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    AN APPLE A DAY: The old saying ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ resonates with staff and students at Stawell Primary School, including Georgia Martin. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Northern Grampians healthy projects receive funding

More than $55,000 in grants has been delivered to 14 different community organisations across Northern Grampians Shire.

The council’s community grants program was centred around projects with a health and wellbeing focus, across purposes such as enhancing active living, improving mental wellbeing, supporting early years, preventing violence and physical injury, and healthy eating.

Community organisations were able to apply for a maximum of $5000 in funding to help support projects that covered the health and wellbeing theme.

Northern Grampians Shire Council mayor Kevin Erwin said grant recipients in round one and two covered a wide range of people, organisations and areas within the shire.

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“I congratulate all recipients and look forward to seeing the outcomes of these projects,” he said.

“Looking forward, I encourage all community organisations who have a project that fits the criteria to apply for the next round of funding when the next window opens.”

Stawell Primary School teacher Bronwyn Bant said the school recognised the importance of the health and wellbeing of students, and the impact this places on their ability to learn, grow and interact with others.

“The health and wellbeing grant will allow us to bolster our healthy eating program and allow all students to participate in a healthy eating incursion in term three,” she said.

The list of community grant recipients are:

• $5000, Stuart Mill Progress – to install disability playground equipment at Stuart Mill Recreation Reserve.

• $5000, Stawell Gymnastics Club – to purchase equipment to enhance its KinderGym program.

• $5000, St Arnaud Primary School – to expand its vegetable garden and continue with the building of its garden storage and learning space.

• $5000, Paradise Hall Committee – to refurbish the floor of Paradise Hall.

• $5000, Stawell Primary School – to deliver engaging healthy eating ‘incursions’ across the school via community health team, Daley Nutrition.

• $5000, Stawell Soccer Club – to purchase equipment and help set up foundations of a new club to provide further opportunities for people to participate.

• $4694.50, Stawell Stingrays Swimming Club – to purchase swim training equipment to encourage participation, such as kickboards, pull buoys, fins and net bags.

• $4578, Stawell Neighbourhood House – to purchase equipment to support its playgroup, relevant to the needs of children in the 21st century.

• $4000, St Arnaud Citizens Band – to refurbish St Arnaud Band Hall, including internal painting of Main Hall.

• $2638, St Arnaud and District Lawn Tennis Club – heating and cooling for the clubhouse.

• $2560, St Arnaud Bowls Club – to purchase new bowls for users.

• $2500, St Patrick’s Primary School Stawell – to purchase marquees to provide shelter at school community events.

• $2500, St Peter’s Lutheran Church, Stawell – to go towards the restoration of its Hill and Son Chamber Organ.

• $2433.40, Stawell Community Garden – to purchase additional equipment to support the growing and provision of fresh food to the people of Stawell.

Round one of the 2019-20 community grants program will open in August.

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