Groups benefit from $18,000 grants program

29/06/2018 // by admin

FOURTEEN local groups received a share in more than $18,000 on Tuesday as part of the Gunnedah Shire Council’s annual Community and Sports Small Grants program.

Gunnedah Mayor Owen Hasler said the program, which has been in place for more than a decade, was designed to support the work of local community and not-for-profit and charitable organisations.

“The financial assistance provided aids in the continuation of existing local projects or funds new ones that help meet the needs of our growing community,” Cr Hasler said.

“Since the 2005-2006 financial year, the program has provided more than $207,000 to community and sporting groups within the Gunnedah Shire and we are very pleased to be supporting another 14 local groups this year, which are doing remarkable work in our community.”

COMMUNITY small grants recipients: Back from left, Fiona Johnson holding son Angus (Emerald Hill Progress Association), Ian Pine (Emerald Hill Progress Association), Andrew Cherry (Gunnedah Meals on Wheels), Anne Woolaston (Two Rivers Arts Council), Gunnedah Mayor Owen Hasler, Cherie Ison (GFCS – Mary Ranken Childcare Centre), George Truman (Gunnedah Show Society) and Tony Rankmore (Curlewis Progress Association). Front: Lyn Pine and Rebecca Ryan (Gunnedah Ukulele Musical Society), Gwen Griffen (Min Min Aboriginal Corporation), Taya Thomson (GFCS – Mary Ranken Childcare Centre) and Meryl Hennessy (Gunnedah Eisteddfod Society).

Community small grants recipients this year are:

• Gunnedah Eisteddfod Society received $1750 to purchase five banners to aid in promoting the organisation.

• Gunnedah Show Society received $2709 to update entertainment equipment and microphones.

• Gunnedah Meals on Wheels Inc. received $1500 to put towards 500 foil containers and lids.

• Gunnedah Ukulele Musical Society received $878 to purchase performance shirts with logos, and two banners.

• Gunnedah Family and Childrens Services, Mary Ranken Child Care received $2400 towards the fabrication and fitting of an awning at the centre.

• Two Rivers Arts Council – CircusTRAC received $2000 for insurance cover of two circus trainers and the purchase of equipment.

• Min Min Aboriginal Corporation received $2433 to purchase a desktop computer, software and two filing cabinets.

• Curlewis Progress Association received $3000 towards the replacement of the existing fence at Hamilton Park.

• Emerald Hill Progress Association received $1638 to purchase a gas barbecue, two gas bottles and a gazebo shelter.

SPORTS small grants recipients: Gunnedah Mayor Owen Hasler, David Wilson (Gunnedah and District Soccer), Ben Robertson (Gunnedah Tennis Club), Keith Lyne (Boggabri Gunnedah Gun Club), Catherine Murray (Gunnedah Cycling and Triathlon Club) and Graham Sunderland (Gunnedah Motoring Enthusiasts).

Sports small grants recipients this year are:

• Boggabri Gunnedah Gun Club received $3100 to purchase a 25,000 litre poly tank.

• Gunnedah Cycling and Triathlon Club received $2000 towards the costs of holding a triathlon camp weekend targeting women and juniors, plus assisting five participants to undertake a level 0-1 triathlon certificate.

• Gunnedah Motoring Enthusiasts received $4500 towards event timing equipment.

• Gunnedah Tennis Club received $3000 towards the repair of the piers at the clubhouse.

• Gunnedah and District Soccer Inc. received $4070 towards purchasing a Kawasaki 60” cut lawn mower.

“Council recognises the importance of encouraging and supporting local community and sporting groups and volunteers – without them Gunnedah wouldn’t be the community it is today,” Cr Hasler said.

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