SVC Recovery and Resilience Grant Awardees Announced
Published on 16 July 2021
Sixteen local projects have received funding through the 2021 SVC Recovery and Resilience Grants program.
During April and May this year local not-for-profit groups and community organisations from across the Snowy Valleys were invited to apply for the SVC Recovery and Resilience Grants program for projects that would promote and support community well-being, social and broader recovery, and future disaster resilience.
Snowy Valleys Council received a total of sixteen applications all of which were successful in receiving funding support.
Mayor James Hayes congratulated the successful applicants saying the range of projects was acknowledgement of the ongoing work of community groups and organisations towards the region’s recovery and resilience.
A total of $62,500 in grant monies was allocated under the program for projects of between $500 and $5,000.
Successful applications are:
- Tumbarumba Historical Society - Digital storage and high speed processors for historical community archival records $4,470
- Tooma Cricket Club - Resurfacing of synthetic grass practice cricket wicket $5,000
- Tumbarumba Golf Club - Upgrade of cool room refrigeration system $5,000
- Do It For Batlow - Batlow Bites $5,000
- Tumbarumba Rotary Club - Purchase of two tri bike taxis $5,000
- Talbingo Men's Shed - Purchase of printer photocopier $635
- AJ Events - Upper Murray Challenge $3,093
- Welaregang Country Golf Club - Painting the clubhouse $3,140
- Batlow Senior Citizens Village Association - Bush Nurses Home preservation $2,327
- Upper Murray Community Radio - Broadcasting support equipment $3,000
- Tumbarumba and District Garden Club - Art and photography stands $4,800
- Montreal Community Theatre - 2022 Drama Residency $5,000
- Adelong Tennis Club Tennis courts upgrading $3,540
- Tumbarumba Men's Shed Acquisition of large saw $5,000
- Tooma Recreation Reserve Tooma Gymkhana equipment $5,000
- Weleregang Country Golf Club - Defibrillator for clubhouse $2,495
Applications opened on 19 April 2021 and closed on 28 May 2021 and each application was scored by the Community Strengthening Grants Assessment Panel against a set of criteria.
Essential criteria included the ability to contribute to the objectives of the program, demonstrated need for the project, anticipated community or industry benefit, and ability to sustain the project or its outcomes after funding ceased.
The assessment panel members were Mayor James Hayes, Deputy Mayor John Larter and independent member Luke Judd.
The funding for the community grants program was available as part of the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund (BCRRF), through the joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.
BCRRF supports community recovery by funding projects and initiatives that will promote community well-being, social and broader recovery and future disaster resilience following the bushfires.