$474,000 in grants for local clubs and groups

June 21, 2024 7:29 am in by

Fifty-eight local groups and clubs have shared in more than $474,000 in the latest round of Mildura Rural City Council’s Community Grants program.

The grants, ranging from $205 to $50,000, will support a broad range of projects and events, taking in everything from some of our region’s biggest annual cultural and sporting events through to valuable equipment and facility upgrades.

More than $277,870 was awarded to 34 local event organisers through Council’s Event Funding and Support Grants, while more than $196,000 in Recreation Assistance Grants were awarded to 25 local groups and clubs.

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Full list of grant recipients:

Recreation Assistance Grants

Club Support Grant

Underbool Bowls ClubPurchase sets of bowls and jacks for beginner bowlers who attend the Come and Try/Barefoot Bowls/ Beginner Sessions.$1,139.00
Red Cliffs Bowling Club IncPurchase new mats and jacks.$936.00
The Mildura Life Saving Club IncorporatedSubsidise recruitment and training for new members.$2,000.00
Sacred Heart/St Andrews Tennis Club Inc MilduraA new refrigerator for the club house.$800.00
Imperial Football Netball ClubPurchase training tops for Netballers.$2,000.00
Sacred Heart/St. Andrews Tennis Club Mildura IncPurchase accessible chairs for the clubrooms.$2,000.00
Red Cliffs Croquet ClubDefibrillator Package.$1,130.00
Wanderers Baseball Club Inc.Purchase new player safety equipment.$2,000.00
Mildura Dragon Boat ClubNew Dragon Boat Paddles to go with a donated second boat to cater for growth.$2,000.00
Mildura & District Gem & Mineral ClubNew electrical power points and tag and testing of electrical equipment used by the club.$1,073.65
Red Cliffs Lawn Tennis ClubInstallation of shelving in storage shed.$1,579.20
Irymple Junior Football Club IncPurchase and Installation of Safety/Medical Defibrillator.$1,684.38
Sunraysia Hockey Association IncEducation program to attract, support and retain Volunteers.$1,333.00
Mildura Dragon Boat ClubPurchasing a new Dragon Boat cover for a donated second boat to cater for growth.$988.35
Mildura Dragon Boat ClubPurchasing a trolley for a donated second boat to cater for growth.$2,000.00
Mildura Dragon Boat ClubPurchasing a Block & Tackle and a Strap for a donated second boat to cater for growth.$345.50
Mildura Dragon Boat ClubPurchasing a twin pack of UHF Walkie Talkie radios as safety equipment.$205.00

Recreation Planning Grant

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Mildura Bowls Club Inc.Strategic, organisation and financial plan to guide the growth and development of the club.$3,500.00
Sunraysia Theatre Arts Group Endeavour IncInitial concept drawings for a Community & Performing Arts Building.$10,000.00
Merbein Football Netball ClubDevelopment of plans for the redevelopment of the Kenny Park tennis courts into a multi-use facility.$19,000.00
Football Federation Sunraysia IncDevelop detailed construction plans for a new Soccer Pavilion at Old Aerodrome Ovals.$16,500.00
Ouyen United Football Netball ClubDevelop detailed construction plans for a netball changeroom facility upgrade at Blackburn Park.$19,000.00
Irymple Knights Soccer ClubDevelop detailed construction plans for a shared female friendly changeroom facility at Henshilwood Recreation Reserve.$19,000.00

Minor Facility Upgrade Grant

Mildura Pistol Club IncInstallation of concrete pathway to increase accessibility and a new concrete floor in storeroom.$5,596.00
Mildura West Cricket ClubCommercial kitchen Stage 1 upgrade.$17,578.90
Irymple Football Netball ClubInstallation of safety netting behind goals.$20,000.00
Mildura Squash IncInstallation of a match and pennant digital scoring system.$9,970.00
Imperial Football Netball ClubPurchase of 2 Electronic Netball Scoreboards and two electronic honor boards to support the inclusion of females.$16,890.00
Mildura & District Little Athletics CentreInstallation of a new electronic Timing system for athletics.$10,350.00
Wanderers Baseball Club Inc.Upgrade to back net on Diamond 5.$5,646.00

Event Funding and Support Grants

Multi-year Agreements

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North West Victorian Motorcycle Club2024 Hattah Desert RaceYear 3 of 3$50,000
Mildura District Ski Club2025 Mildura 100 Ski RaceYear 3 of 3$50,000
Mildura City Heart2025 Easter Powersports Show and ShineYear 3 of 3$5,000
The Great Australian Vanilla Slice Triumph Inc2024 The Great Australian Vanilla Slice TriumphYear 3 of 3$5,000

Major Events Tier 2

Sunraysia Drag Racing Association2024 Sunset Nationals$23,750
Mildura BMX Club2024 Victorian State Series Round 8$11,250
Desert City Street Rod & Custom Club2024 Goanna Run$13,750
Mildura Speedway Drivers Club2025 Australian Wingless Sprint Title$8,125
Mildura Speedway Drivers Club2025 Easter Powersports / Australian Modified Sedan Titles$8,125
Mildura Speedway Drivers Club2025 Wingless Sprint Series Nationals$5,625
Mildura BMX Club2025 Victorian State Series$11,250

Community Events

Mildura Writers Festival2024 Mildura Writers Festival$4,625
Ouyen Festivals Committee2024 Mallee Root Festival$3,500
Mildura Bowls Club2025 Mildura May Bowls Carnival$4,625
Mildura Field Days2025 Mildura Field Days$4,250
Patchewollock Music Festival2024 Patchewollock Music Festival$4,625
Love Our City – PMF Sunraysia2024 Mildura Carols By Candlelight$5,000
Cullulleraine Music Festival2025 Cullulleraine Music Festival$3,875
Ladds Boxing Club2024 Hogarth Cup$3,875
Mildura Show Society2024 Mildura Show$3,875
Mildura Racing Club2024 Mildura Cup Carnival$4,250
Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show2024 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show$4,625
Mildura Lawn Tennis Club2025 Mildura Easter Open Tournament$3,875
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Community Events Support Grants

Gem and Mineral Club2024 Mildura Gem & Jewellery Show$2,500
Sunraysia Gang Show2024 Sunraysia Gang Show$2,500
Willys Downunder Club4th Australian Willys National$2,500
Merbein South Community Hall & Recreation Park2024 Merbein South Community Hall Motor Show$2,500
Mildura Murray Masters Swimming Club2024 Mildura Murray Masters Swimming Carnival$2,500
Garden of Hope2025 Easter Egg Hunt$2,500
Mildura Rowing Club2025 Mildura Rowing Club Easter Regatta$2,500
Mallee Sports Assembly2024 All Abilities Cricket Carnival$2,500
Sunraysia Indian Association2024 Diwali – Festival of Lights$2,500
Sunassist Volunteer Helpers2024 Sunassist Motorshow$2,500
Mildura Royals Club2024 Mildura Royals Challender Bash$2,500
Sunraysia Dirt Karters2025 All Power Nationals$2,500
Lifeline Loddon Mallee2025 Sunraysia Lifeline Project Ride$2,500
Merbein Community Rodeo Inc2024 Merbein Community Rodeo$2,500