Rochester and district community groups have benefitted from Campaspe Shire community grants announced last week.July 18, 2014 3:37am
Campaspe River Reserve Committee’s (from left) Paul Poort and Sharon Hearne have received $800 from Campaspe Shire to plant trees along the walking track and river reserve. They are pictured with Tongala Lions Club’s Noel Lloyd and mayor Ian Maddison. Photo submitted
Ten district organisations have shared in more than $20,000 through the first round of Campaspe Shire’s community grants program.
Rochester Chamber of Commerce and Industry received the most, with $2700 for the KidZcapers Festival and $2000 for the Rochester Town Garage Sale in the events category.
Chamber secretary Alan Darbyshire said both committees welcomed the grants which would make Rochester a hive of activity in November.
‘‘In its third year, KidZcapers is a children’s festival and it has a very enthusiastic committee who are making it bigger and better each year,’’ he said.
‘‘The RCCI auspices and supports KidZcapers and as the objective is to give children and families a wonderful inexpensive experience, costs of running the festival are covered by a hard-working fundraising committee, grants and generous sponsors.’’
This year’s festival is on November 16 and is expected to attract more than 1000 people.
Funding for the garage sale meant the event would be held again on the Saturday before Melbourne Cup, Mr Darbyshire said.
He said the last event was an overwhelming success, but the small committee was hesitant to make the commitment again because of the work involved.
‘‘We applied for a community grant of $2000, so having received that we are full of enthusiasm and it will be held again on Cup Saturday,’’ he said.
Committee 4 Rochester and Rochester Rotary Club received $2800 for the Rochester Mural Festival and Farm and Road Safety Expo respectively.
Rochester Anglican Church (Bendigo Diocesan Trust Corporation) and Stanhope and District Development Committee also received $800 each; the church for the Christmas exhibition community who work with clients/patients in health, aged and disability sectors; the development committee for Stanhope’s carols event.
Bamawm-Lockington United Cricket Club received $2175 in recreation grants to buy new cricket kits, while Campaspe River Reserve Committee received $300 in environment grants to plant trees along the walking track and river reserve.
Organisations which received assistance grants included:
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