Community groups granted funds

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ISAACS MP Mark Dreyfus has recommended a total of $150,000 in grants for local community groups in the latest round of the Stronger Communities Program.

This small grants program enables local community groups to purchase equipment or build local infrastructure on a matched funding basis.

“I was very pleased to recommend funding for these 20 local organisations. All of these projects will be of high value to our community,” Mr Dreyfus said.

“There is great diversity in the Isaacs community and that has shone through here, with grants recommended for sporting clubs, community centres, men’s sheds and pre-schools, to name just a few. I congratulate these groups and wish them the very best in their projects.”

Mr Dreyfus recommended 20 grants for approval by the Department of Business, including  $18,000 for Mordialloc-Braeside Junior Football Club,  $18,000 for Parkdale Cricket Club the new Gerry Green Reserve pavilion, and  $16,000 for Cheltenham Youth Club for a new IT system.

Aspendale Scout Group, Carrum Downs Football Club, Mordialloc Neighbourhood House, Hawthorn Kingston Cricket Club, and Dingley Men’s Shed, Chelsea Little Athletics, and Chelsea Heights Community Centre were also among those recommended for grants of over $5000.

Keysborough Bowls Club, Aspendale Lifesaving Club, Chelsea Heights Scout Group, Parkmore Junior Football Club, Edithvale Preschool, Chelsea Care Works, U3A Kingston, Carrum Indigenous Nursery, Edithvale Bowls Club, and Aspendale North Kinder were recommended grants of up to $5000.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 26 September 2018

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