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Elmore association pockets quick cash

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May 19, 2017

City of Greater Bendigo Council has allocated funding to more than 60 community groups, including Elmore Progress Association.

ELMORE Progress Association is one of the local not-for-profit groups receiving funding through the second round of the 2016/2017 Community Grants.

The City of Greater Bendigo has allocated almost $200,000 to 68 community groups in this round.

Funding has been allocated across seven different categories including active and healthy communities, arts, community development, community events, environmental sustainability, driver education for youth, and print and digital publications.

Community Partnerships manager Steven Abbott said the program was an important way to support community groups.

“The grants help groups that are working hard to make a difference within the community and support new programs, buying essential pieces of equipment and holding special events,” Mr Abbott said.

“[They] are allocated to projects or programs that are likely to be sustainable and will be beneficial to the wider community.

“They need to contribute to the liveability of Greater Bendigo.”

A total of $28,950 in Quick Response Grants funding has already been allocated to various community groups since the last round of grants in September.

The Quick Response Grants are reserved for urgent needs that may arise outside of the Community Grants funding rounds.

For more information about the program, go to www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/grants.

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