$300,000 for small community projects
12th December 2016
Fifteen community organisations in the Lake Macquarie electorate have been awarded grants to improve or construct facilities under the Community Building Partnership Scheme.
Independent MP for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper said today that $300,000 worth of grants will be handed to sporting, cultural, child care, service and community groups which operate within the Lake Macquarie state electorate.
“Community Building Partnership grants allow local organisations to build or improve facilities for their members and the communities they serve,” Mr Piper said.
“More than 100 grants totalling almost $3 million collectively have been handed out in the Lake Macquarie electorate since the program began in 2009.”
“These small community projects deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes.”
Among the sporting groups which made successful bids this year are Wangi RSL Amateur Sailing Club which will receive funds for a new rescue boat, and Westlakes Wildcats Football Club for ground drainage works.
Morisset Showground Trust will receive $40,000 for a much needed upgrade of power, water and drainage systems at the showground. Cardiff Scouts will be able to upgrade their hall while Woodrising Natural Learning Centre will receive funding for the partial refurbishment of their building.
A full list of this year’s grant recipients is included below.
Mr Piper urged any group wanting to know about next year’s round of grants to contact his office.
“I also run workshops each year which deal with fundraising and the writing of grant applications,” he said. “Please contact my office if you or your organisation would be interested in attending.”
FULL LIST OF RECIPIENTS:
The Crusader Union Balcolyn bushwalking trail $20,000
Lions Club of Wangi Outdoor fitness equipment $25,000
Morisset and Toronto Walkway extension and installation $4500
Meals on Wheels of security cameras
Girl Guides Association Covered walkway, disabled $3300
of NSW access, Toronto Girl Guide Hall
Morisset Showground Trust Upgrade of showground $40,000
water, power, drainage services
Southlakes Carers Inc Drainage works and shade sails $6000
1st Teralba Sea Scouts Storage, meeting rooms, workshops $31,092
Southlakes Refuge Repair flooring in refuge $17,620
Woodrising Natural Learning Refurbishment and repairs $24,385
Ulinga Youth Centre Refurb of tennis court surfaces $28,408
Vedic Samiti Newcastle Disability toilets/car parking facilities $19,970
Wangi RSL Sailing Club New rescue boat $14,725
Westlakes Football Club Drainage at Rathmines field $20,000
Lake Macquarie City Council Irrigation system for Finnan $30,000
Oval at Blackalls Park
Scouts Association, NSW Upgrade of Cardiff Scout Hall $15,000