Community grants given for a pollination garden, rugby training equipment and a vacuum cleaner

The new committee who have launched the Evans Head Bombers Juniors Rugby League Club receives a grant to buy training equipment. Photo: Contributed

This past year, Richmond Valley Council allocated $79,585 for community groups in the Community Financial Assistance Program.

The council received 20 applications in the latest round of funding of $38,830.

All applications received were deemed eligible. 14 projects will be partially or fully funded in this round.

Here are the groups who received money:

Evans Head Bombers Junior Rugby League Club: $5000 to buy training gear.

Broadwater Community Hall: $3998 to install an attic ladder to provide a permanent, safe, flood-free storage area.

Broadwater Koala Reserve Trust: $1610 to make and install replacement picnic tables for visitors to the Koala Reserve, in partnership with the Green Team at Evans Head K-12 School.

Evans Head Recreation Hall Committee: $2017 to buy a defibrillator for the hall.

Stan Payne Memorial Oval: $2140 to replace the barbecue at the oval.

The Scout Association of Australia NSW Branch: $5000 to improve security of the Scout Hall through tiered master-key system and replacing front doors with metal-clad solid doors fitted with panic bars and tamper-proof locking.

Clovass McKees Hill Soldiers Memorial and Community Hall: $5000 to paint the foyer and toilet.

Coraki Rural Transaction Centre: $500 to support the printing and distribution costs of Coraki News, a monthly newsletter to keep the community informed of local news and events.

Rotary Club of Casino: $5000 to buy a modified 6×4 builder’s trailer to store and transport all catering equipment, making it easier to cater for community events and respond to natural disasters.

Coraki Community Gardens: $1000 to introduce a medicinal and pollination garden to the community garden.

Evans River Rugby Union Club: $3000 to buy training equipment such as tackle mats, agility poles, tackle shields and balls to continue educating juniors in how to safely play rugby.

Pacific Coast Railway Society Inc trading as Casino Miniature Railway & Museum: $1918 to buy a laptop and printer to help maintain records, administration requirements and promotion.

Evans Head Living Museum: $1348 to buy a stick vacuum cleaner and convection oven to help clean the museum and cater for the exhibitions, reunions and meetings hosted by the museum.

Evans Head Men’s Shed: $1299 to buy and install a dishwasher to encourage more group cooking activities.

This round of community grants was over-subscribed and following applications have not been allocated funding in this round.

• Backyard Sessions (with Mid Richmond Neighbourhood Centre)

• Casino RSM Youth Club

• Fortem Australia Limited

• Northern Rivers Dirty Wheels Mountain Bike Club Inc

• The Big Scrub Orchestra (with Rappville Public School)

• The New Italy Museum

Richmond Valley Council’s November meeting is on this Tuesday, November 21 at 6pm at council chambers in Casino.

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