Funding boost fires community projects

The Dardanup Shire Council has approved more than $30,000 in funding for a variety of community groups and projects under its Minor and Community Grants Scheme.

From horse yards and nature playgrounds to community events, mulchers, blower vacs and gazebos – the range of projects to benefit from the funding was vast.

Community Grants Applications received during the 2014/15 Funding Round 1 and approved by the Council at its September 3 meeting were:

  • South West Cycle Club – $3,000
  • Dardanup Seniors Citizens Association -$1,663
  • Dardanup Cricket Club – $2,425
  • Henty Riding Club – $5,000
  • Dardanup Primary School P & C – $5,000
  • Our Lady of Lourdes P & F Association – $5,000
  • Burekup Country Club on behalf of Burekup Community – $2,500

Successful applications for Minor Community Grants were:

  • Bethanie Vegetable Growers – $1,000
  • Eaton/Millbridge Community Project – $960
  • Eaton Australind Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service – $1,000
  • Wellington Mill Bush Fire Brigade –            $448
  • Peel Districts Mountain Bike Association – $840
  • Helpful Hampers – $610
  • Dardanup Sporting & Community Clubs – $1,000

The Minor and Community Grants Scheme is a bi-annual grant program delivered by the Shire of Dardanup.

Shire of Dardanup CEO Mark Chester said the purpose of the grants was to provide positive financial support to not for profit community groups/organisations, educational institutions and individuals to assist with the development of their chosen interest.

“In some cases the organisations to benefit from this funding assistance are very small but as a collective, they have a significant and positive effect on ensuring our Shire is a great place to live,” Mr Chester said.

“The Dardanup Shire Council is very appreciative of the work undertaken by these grass roots projects and organisations and this has been demonstrated with funding support.”

Applications for the funding are invited in 3 categories:

  • Educational
  • Community Groups/Organisations – Shire of Dardanup
  • Personal Development

For more information about the Shire of Dardanup’s Minor and Community Grants Scheme, visit our Grants page.