Fund boost for six of best

DERWENT Valley Council has awarded $20,000 in grant funding to six organisations in the Community Grants program for 2021-2022.

The latest round of grants bring the total to more than $273,000 that has been awarded to community organisations from Council since the Community Small Grants Program started in 1997/98.

The 2021/2022 Community Grant Recipients are:
• New Norfolk Soccer Club – $1000 for women’s playing uniforms;
• Parkrun Australia Ltd – $5,350 to establish a New Norfolk Parkrun;
• Derwent Valley Horse Riders Association – $6000 to upgrade the access track at Kensington Park;
• Derwent Valley Players – $1800 for 12 months’ storage of props and/or costumes;
• St Matthews Church – $5350 for restoration of the 120-year old ‘sanctuary window’; and
• Derwent Valley Online Access Centre – $500 to purchase a 3D printer.

Further funding was also approved to support two local events, the ski spectacular and the New Norfunk Festival.

Derwent Valley Mayor Michelle Dracoulis said allocating the full amount of funds was an indication of the Council’s enthusiasm for supporting the community.

“Council is really pleased to be able to support these organisations with funding for their projects,’’ Mrs Dracoulis said.
“The grants assessment committee saw some really good applications for projects that benefit each of these groups, as well as the wider community.
“It is fabulous that we can offer meaningful help to support these important initiatives.”

Details of the 2022-23 grants round will be announced from July.