$165,000 in Baw Baw community grants
 Baw Baw News   By // 19:07, Monday 23 November 2015

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YARRAGON Primary School, the Baw Baw Sustainability Network and the Drouin Football Club are among this year’s successful Baw Baw Community Development Grant applicants.

The Baw Baw Shire awarded 34 community groups funding across three categories: environment; youth, community events and programs; and minor capital works. This year’s grants will cost the council over $165,000.


Yarragon Primary will receive $2,000 for the school’s “A Learning Landscape Design” project, the Baw Baw Sustainability Network has been promised $3,000 for its “Greenhouse Growth Centre project, and the Drouin Football Club will get $9,250 to upgrade facilities at the Drouin Recreation Reserve.

$10,000 will see the Drouin Junior Football Club install AFL goal posts at Bellbird Park. The Neerim District Health Service also received funding for interior refurbishments, and the Warragul Winterfest Association secured $3,000 for a lantern parade and festival.

This year the council processed 67 funding applications requesting over $330,000 in grants. Applications were evaluated and scored to determine if they should be funded.

Former mayor Debbie Brown noted the diverse range of projects funded this year.


“It was fantastic to see a broad selection of applications put forward this year across all categories, which shows the diversity and creativity that exists in our community,” Cr Brown said in a media release.

“We have so many hard working and enthusiastic local volunteer groups who work together on these projects and programs, which provide opportunities, entertainment and improved facilities for the community.”

A full list of successful projects is available on the Baw Baw Shire website.

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