Leeton Shire Council approved seven applications as part of Round Two of the Community Strengthening Grant Scheme for the 2017/18 financial year.
Nine applications totalling $18,480 were received for financial support and relief for fee charges with $7,500 awarded to seven applicants.
The community grants budget for the 2017/18 financial year is $15,000 with half ($7,500) awarded in Round 1 and the other half budgeted for Round 2.
“Each applicant is to be commended on the level of detail that they provided with their application in the hope of giving their group the best possible opportunity to capitalise on this funding opportunity offered by Council.”
- Council’s Community Development Coordinator Sarah Collis
“Council is delighted to be able to provide financial assistance incentives such as the Community Strengthening Grant Scheme. These worthy organisations play a major role in the wellbeing of our community bringing people together to enjoy and celebrate what is great about Leeton life. They are integral to the success of Leeton Shire.”
- Deputy Mayor George Weston
The recipients approved for funding were:
- Leeton Aviators Club ($2,000 towards Stage 2 of watering system)
- Brilliant and Resilient ($600 towards running an ‘Art of Grieving’ Workshop)
- Leeton Apex 40 ($1,200 towards assisting with costs associated with coordinating the Leeton Apex 40 2019 Conference)
- Leeton Eisteddfod Society ($810 towards assisting with costs associated with coordinating the annual Eisteddfod)
- Leeton and District Local Aboriginal Lands Council ($890 towards assisting with covering costs to hire the Roxy Theatre to run Red Dust Healing- a men’s program addressing barriers and challenges)
- Rea Dressage Club Inc ($1,000 towards purchasing of a portable arena for future events and training purposes)
- Shorthorn Youth Club of Australia ($1,000 towards assisting with costs associated with running the annual show which will be hosted in Leeton).
Quick Response Youth Development Grants of $250 each were also awarded to Kobe and Brooklyn O’Callaghan to assist with the costs involved in representing Leeton and New South Wales at the 2018 New South Wales Primary Schools Sports Association Swimming Championships.