Funding delivered to community groups.

Published on 25 May 2023


More than $70,000 has been awarded to community groups in the latest round of funding from Council’s Community Assistance Fund.

At Tuesday’s Council Meeting, Councillors endorsed $71,545 in matched funding to groups across the shire for projects over $5,000 ranging from new spectator shelters, footpaths, barbeque facilities and scoreboards.

Mayor Cr Karen Foster said the Community Assistance Fund was an important way of supporting community groups with their projects.

“I always look forward to these rounds because it’s so important to support groups, clubs and organisations make their facilities better and make improvements for the community,” she said.

“This was the final round for this allocation so across the year we have provided $263,993 in funding to groups across the width and breadth of the shire for a huge range of projects and equipment purchases.

“We’ve helped provide post and rail fencing for pony club yards, new seating for the Koroit Theatre, a linemarking machine and Long Jump Pit for the Port Fairy Little Athletics Club, new lawnmowers and even new mats for indoor bowls.

“This is one of my favorite funds, I congratulate our latest recipients and look forward to seeing your projects come to life.”

Cr Foster said a further $37,659 had been awarded in the final round of the Under $5000 category, which were signed off by the Chief Executive Officer.

She said that included support for the Illowa Tennis Club to purchase spectator seating and signage, The Peterborough Residents Group for blinds and an electric whiteboard, and the Mosswood Wildlife Centre for screen doors for animal shelters.

Allocations made to projects $5001 - $30,000



Funding allocated

Friends of St Brigids

New entrance to facility to create safer entry and exit


Garvoc and District Residents Group

Install accessible footpath links to BBQ pad to rear of facility


Mortlake Bowls Club

install new spectator/participant shelter


Mortlake Golf Club

Purchase a new roughs mower


Northern Raiders Cricket Club

Purchase and install electronic scoreboard


Panmure Football Netball Club

Purchase and install BBQ area adjacent to the playground in the reserve



Total allocation



Projects Under $5000



Funding Allocated

Hopkins-Curdies CFA

Purchase Fire Fighting Equipment


Illowa Tennis Club

Purchase spectator seating and signage



Purchase computer software programs for scoring and operations


Macarthur Swimming Pool Committee

Purchase new sun lounges


Mosswood Wildlife

Purchase and install screen doors to animal shelters for rehabilitating koalas and possums


Peterborough Residents Group

Purchase blinds for the windows and an electronic whiteboard


Rotary Club of Port Fairy

Purchase a storage cupboard and compressor fridge/freezer


Toolong Community Centre

Purchase a number of pieces of equipment for storage and to create a user-friendly environment for all ages and abilities


Warrnambool and District Foodshare

Purchase of trolleys for warehouse


Woolsthorpe Cemetery Trust

Purchase install Gazebo and water tank on concrete pad for shelter at the cemetery


Woolsthorpe Mechanics Institute

Purchase hall signage to attract hirers



Total Round CAF funding approved



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