Community groups share $75,000 as part of the ClubGrants funding scheme presented on Wednesday night.CASS SAVELLIS March 11, 2014 4:10am
RSL CEO David Hart (left) and chairman Tony Smith (far right) with grants recipients Joan Douglas, Annie Romanin, John Tonkin and Val Hardman.
The Deniliquin RSL Club handed out more than $75,000 to 38 local community groups and organisations at its annual ClubGrants presentation on Wednesday night.
Twenty local groups received category one funding, which is for expenditure on community welfare and social services, community development, community health services and employment assistance activities.
Eighteen groups received category two funding — community development and support services for community groups.
RSL Board of Directors chairman Tony Smith said awarding the grants ‘‘is always a hard decision, due to the number of worthwhile recipients’’.
‘‘We have so many deserving applicants apply,’’ he said.
‘‘If they support us, we are more than happy to support them.’’
All recipients agreed they were grateful to the RSL Club for its generosity, with Deniliquin Amateur Swimming & Lifesaving Club secretary Annie Romanin saying their grant will go towards a new trolley to transport equipment around the pool.
‘‘About 300 kids will benefit from these trolleys which will be used at swimming club training and Learn To Swim programs,’’ she said.
‘‘This will make it much easier for volunteers with all of the gear in one spot.
‘‘The RSL has been very good to the club; with our money received last year we purchased rashies for our Learn To Swim instructors to wear.’’
Deniliquin Racing Club secretary Joan Douglas said their money would assist the club in holding the Anzac Day meet.
‘‘We hope it’s a successful day with lots of patrons and that we can give back to the RSL at the end of the day,’’ she said.
Vice president of the Genealogy Society, Val Hardman, said they would put their funds towards the Genealogy Muster to be held in October, while Menshed vice president John Tonkin said they will buy new tools.
The grant recipients were as follows:
Category 1 (total funding: $28,897): Gulpa Preschool, Deniliquin Amateur Swimming & Lifesaving Club, Blighty Public School, Deniliquin Preschool, Mayrung Public School, Golden Rivers Boxing Club, St Vincent de Paul Society, Clubs NSW Bully Check, St Michael’s School, Deniliquin Council Seniors Week, Deniliquin Menshed, Deniliquin South School, Deniliquin North School, Edward School, Conargo Public School, Yallambee, Deniliquin Community Mental Health, RSL Sunday Bowls, RSL Thursday Bowls Indoor Bowls.
Category 2 (total funding: $46,150):
Deniliquin P&A Ladies Committee, Deniliquin P&A Society, RSL Summer Indoor Bowls, Deniliquin Shop Local Campaign ( Pastoral Times), Deniliquin Cycling Club, Campaspe Valley Bowls Division, Deniliquin Tidy Towns, Deniliquin Racing Club, Deniliquin Genealogy Society, Boobook Country Women’s Association, Deniliquin Apex Club, Deniliquin Bowling Club, Deniliquin Rams Football & Netball Club, RSL West Cricket Club, RSL Fishing Club, Rotary Easter Art Show, Deni & District Historical Society, Deni Business Chamber.
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