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Community Capital Works Grants recipients 2017–18 announced

Published: 10 July 2017

Cardinia Shire Council has presented $275,000 in funding under the Community Capital Works and Major Equipment Grants 2017–18 to 28 successful applicants at a reception at the Cardinia Cultural Centre

The grants will help to support a variety of improvements at community facilities throughout Cardinia Shire, with six projects in Central Ward, 10 projects in Port Ward and 12 projects in Ranges ward.

Cardinia Shire Mayor Cr Brett Owen said the presentation evening gives Council a chance to congratulate and recognise both the efforts of successful grant recipients during the detailed application process and the ongoing work they do for the community.

“The hard work of our community groups has not gone unnoticed, and Council thanks you all for your ongoing contributions. Please do not underestimate the importance of what you do, or how much Council and the people of Cardinia Shire appreciate it,” Cr Brett Owen said.

“These grants are one way for Council to assist groups to plan and develop community facilities that will continue to meet the needs of the community and the groups and organisations that use them.”

This year’s recipients also heard from special guest speaker and previous grant recipient, Margaret Bogart, who shared her grants experience and answered questions about funded projects she has been involved with at the Garfield Recreation Reserve.

The Community Capital Works and Major Equipment Grants are offered annually, with grants of up to:

  • $35,000 for eligible community groups to undertake upgrades to community and recreation facilities within Cardinia Shire, from smaller changes such as installing new air conditioning through to major upgrades such as constructing new club rooms.
  • $20,000 for eligible Recreation Reserve Committees of Management to assist in purchasing equipment to maintain playing surfaces, without the need to engage contractors.

To find out more about these grants programs as well as this year’s successful recipients and projects, visit Council’s website at

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