Successful Applications for Colac Otway Shire Grants Program 2019-2020

The Colac Otway Shire Grants Program 2019/2020 has awarded $296,706 to 76 applicants 

Council announced the successful applicants for the Colac Otway Shire Grants Program 2019/20 at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 26 June 2019.

Councillors approved 76 grant applications totalling $296,706.  When combined with the community’s cash and in-kind contribution the successful projects total $4.97 million in value.

These grants provide Colac Otway Shire with wonderful opportunities for strong partnerships with community groups, progress associations, arts and cultural groups, environmental groups, committees of management, sporting clubs, schools and now businesses.

Congratulations to the successful recipients of the Colac Otway Shire Grants Program 2019/2020.

List of Successful Applicants - 2019/2020

CATEGORY 1 Community Grants Program

Grant Allocated

2nd Colac Sea Scouts: Kitchen upgrade - 2nd Colac Sea Scout Hall

$9,330

3rd-4th Colac Scouts: Canoes for Scouts

$2,265

Alvie Recreation Reserve Committee of Management: Paint and recarpet Alvie Recreation Centre

$9,840

Apollo Bay Arts Inc. Gallery: Upgrade the gallery

$6,800

Apollo Bay Bowls Club: Steel weather shelters

$6,138

Apollo Bay Radio Inc: Outside live broadcasting equipment

$7,379

Apollo Bay Youth Club: Commercial barbecue and shelter

$5,469

Birregurra Bowling Club Inc: Tables, chairs & polish floor

$5,000

Birregurra Cricket Club: Shipping container storage and landscaping

$4,000

Colac Basketball Association Inc: Flooring, seating & equipment for basketball events

$4,922

Colac City United Cricket Club Inc: Roller covers for the cricket pitch

$2,484

Colac District Historical Society Inc: Controlled temperature unit for historical documents

$5,800

Colac District Pastoral and Agricultural Society: Show jump equipment and trailer

$8,415

Colac Pony Club Inc: Storage shed extension

$10,000

Colac Table Tennis Association: Purchase 2 table tennis tables & accessories

$3,376

Community Hub Inc - Youth Education Engagement Tribe (YEET): Outdoor arts project

$5,000

Coragulac District Kindergarten: Enclose back verandah to create a learning sunroom

$5,000

Forrest District Neighbourhood House: Community gym equipment

$10,000

Forrest Horse Riding Club: Club room improvement - relining walls

$4,000

Foodshare Colac: Purchase 2 freezers

$5,700

Irrewarra Beeac Football Netball Club: Refurbishment of male change room

$2,245

Lavers Hill Public Hall: Solar system

$10,000

Marrar Woorn Neighbourhood House: Multi-media lectern system at senior's hall

$2,200

Pirron Yallock Recreation Reserve Grounds Committee: Display cool room

$4,325

Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery Inc: Modernise live theatre sound system

$3,249

Rotary Club of Colac West: Books for Bubs and Beginners

$5,000

Simpson Car Club Inc: Implement Point of Sale system

$3,149

Southern Otways Sustainable Inc: Renewable Energy Road Map

$10,000

Warrion Cricket Club: Resurface Oval with drought-tolerant turf

*subject to Cricket Vic grant outcome

$5,000*

Yeodene Public Hall & Recreation Reserve: Install 2 split systems for heating/cooling

$3,699

CATEGORY 2 Community Events and Support

Grant Allocated

Apollo Bay Chamber of Commerce Inc: WinterWild DogWatch 2019

$5,000

Apollo Bay P-12 College Production at Mechanics Hall Apollo Bay

$1,000

Apollo Bay Seafood Festival 2020

$5,000

Apollo Bay Writers Festival

$3,000

Bicycle Network’s Great Vic Bike Ride

$5,000

Birregurra Festival and Art Show 2019

$5,000

Colac City Band Inc.: Carols by Candlelight

$5,000

Colac Kana Festival

$5,000

Colac Orchid Club Annual Show

$1,000

Colac RSL Sub Branch Inc: Colac Show ‘n’ Shine

$5,000

Colac West Primary School Production

$1,127

Creative Otways: Colac Otway Arts Trail 2019

$5,000

Forrest Men‘s Shed: The Shed Grand Opening

$2,000

Forrest Soupfest

$5,000

Gellibrand Community House Inc: Gelli Jive – Community dinner & entertainment

$2,000

Great Ocean Road Running Festival

$5,000

Old Beechy Rail Trail Committee of Management‘s Hunt for Golden Gumboot 2019

$3,500

Otway Harvest Trail Twilight Festa 2020

$5,000

Otways and Coast Permaculture Group: Resilient Futures event

$750

Otways Tourist Park: Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival

$5,000

Pink Up Colac: 2 Campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer

$1,380

Rapid Ascent Pty Ltd: Otway Odyssey and Great Otway Gravel Grind

$5,000

Southern Exposure: Run Forrest Trail Run

$5,000

Southern Otway Landcare Network: Corangamite Regenerative Agriculture Conference

$2,000

Warrion Flower Show

$5,000

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative: Pang-ngooteekeeya weeng

$3,999

CATEGORY 3 Small Grants

Grant Allocated

Apollo Bay Preschool Inc.: Preschool maintenance equipment

$700

Beeac Primary School Parents and Friends Association: The Brolga Project & community garden

$1,926

Birregurra Landcare: Tools for volunteers

$2,000

Colac and District Football Umpires Association: Computer and software, office cabinets & benches

$1,814

Colac Little Athletics Club: Line marking equipment

$1,672

Colac Otway Residents Action Group: Defibrillator in Colac West

$1,425

Colac Otway Rovers AFC: Defibrillator and train members

$2,000

Colac Swimming Club Inc: Swim club uniforms

$975

Colac Toy Library: Toys for older children

$1,909

Colac Woodcrafters Guild Inc: Workshop equipment

$1,116

Elliminyt Public Hall Inc: Upgrade switchboard

$935

Elliminyt Tennis Club: Equipment

$882

Johanna Public Purposes Reserve Inc: Fencing

$1,400

Polwarth and District Tennis Association: Tennis balls for Polwarth Tennis

$1,995

Positive Ageing Ambassadors: Wiser Driver Course

$1,455

South Colac Sports Club: Goal post safety padding

$1,223

U3A: Cycle group bike racks

$1,449

CATEGORY 4 Building Façade Improvement Program

Grant Allocated

BlueSky Outdoor & Parkview Games & Toys: Clean and paint façade

$2,000

Cornucopia ‘The Drapery’ Birregurra: Refurbishment of shop front

$2,000

Gellibrand River Store: Façade improvement

$1,289

List of Successful Applicants - Round 1 - 2018/2019

Category 1 Community Grants Program

 

Project Name

Applicant

Grant allocated

Red Rock Reserve improvements

Alvie Tree Planters

$6,263

Security Shutters

Colac Pony Club Inc

$2,765

CWA Recipe Colouring Book

Birregurra CWA

$5,000

Irrewillipe Hall Repair & upgrade of Foyer

Irrewillipe Sports & Entertainment Complex

$5,653

Replace seating around the Arena & public areas

Colac & District Pastoral & Agricultural Society (the Show Society)

$9,023

Purchase an equipment trailer

Colac & District Adult Riding Club Inc

$5,000

Replace storage cupboards & drawers

Birregurra Bowling Club

$5,000

Purchase hurdles & ‘Come & Try Day’

Colac Little Athletics

$4,025

Purchase quilters machine & related equipment

Birregurra Charity Quilters Group

$10,000

Public cycling workstation

Forrest Mountain Bike & Cycling Club

$2,800

Replace football goal posts

Alvie Football Netball Club Inc

$3,022

Winter Woodcraft – sculpture course to create a kinetic sculpture to be performed at Winterwild Festival Apollo Bay in August 2018.

Marrar Woorn Neighbourhood House Apollo Bay

$5,000

Wye River Bushfire – Community Photo & Film narrative

Wye River, Separation Creek & Kennett River Renewal Association

$6,250

Heating/Cooling system for 3rd/4th Scouts Hall

3rd/4th Colac Scouts

$6,490

Kitchen upgrade

Warrowie Recreation Reserve

$5,975

Books for Beginners

(purchase books for Prep students)

Rotary Club of Colac West

$4,000

Re-coat floor surface at Elliminyt Hall

Elliminyt Public Hall Inc

$2,623

Welcome wall - Gellibrand Rex Norman Park

Gellibrand Garden Group

$8,180

 

Total recommended

$97,069

 Category 2 Community Events and Support

 

Project Name

Applicant

Grant allocated

108th Warrion Flower Show

Warrion Flower Show/Hall Committee

$2,400

School Biennial Production at COPACC

Elliminyt Primary School

$1,137

Birregurra Festival & Art Show 2018

Birregurra Festival & Art Show/ Birregurra Community Group

$5,000

Otway Odyssey & Great Otway Gravel Grind

Rapid Ascent

$5,000

Colac Otway Arts Trail

Otway Arts Trail

$5,000

Twilight Christmas Market

Friends of Colac Botanic Gardens

$2,000

Colac Kana Festival

Colac Kana Festival Inc

$5,000

Forrest Soup Fest

Forrest Special Events Club

$5,000

Apollo Bay Edible Garden Trail

Apollo Edible Garden Trail

$1,500

Colac City Band’s 72nd Carols by Candlelight

Colac City Band Inc

$4,510

Specialist providing training

Colac Cake Decorators

$300

25th Warm Winter Words

Apollo Bay Arts Inc

$1,150

Gellibrand river Blues & Blueberry Festival

Gellibrand River Blues & Blueberry Festival

$5,000

Pang - ngooteekeeya weeng malangeepa - ngeeye. Remembering our Future

Event held on 26 January

Caracaramigen: Colac Aboriginal Gathering Place

$4,120

Birregurra School of Rock Choir training & performance

Birregurra Primary School

$2,000

Hunt for the Golden Gumboot

Friends of Old Beechy Rail Trail

$3,500

Otway Food & Fibre Showcase 2019

Barongarook Landcare Group

$5,000

Great Ocean Road Running Festival

IMG

$5,000

School Production at COPACC

Colac West Primary School

$1,410

Run Forrest Trail Run

Southern Exposure

$5,000

Apollo Bay Seafood Festival Harbour Day

Apollo Bay Seafood Festival

$5,000

Winterwild Apollo Bay

Winterwild Apollo Bay

$5,000

Birregurra Drama

Birregurra Community Arts Group

$1,340

Otway Trail Run 2019

Rotary Club of Colac

$2,000

Colac Basketball Tournaments

Colac Basketball Association Inc

$2,000

Amateur theatre production & performance

The Colac Players Inc

$2,230

Otway Harvest Trail Twilight Festa

Otway Harvest Trail

$2,000

Live in the Otways

Otway Country to Coast Tourism Assoc. Inc

$2,000

Colac Show’N’Shine

Colac RSL Sub-Branch Inc

$5,000

Colac Orchid Club Annual Show & Display

Colac Orchid Club

$1,000

Wild Otways

Art & Ecology

$1,000

Apollo Bay & Otway District Agricultural Show 2019

Apollo Bay & Otway District Agricultural Society

$2,000

Total recommended

$99,597

 Category 3 Small Grants 

 

Project Name

Applicant

Grant requested/

 Recommended

Sound Equipment

Colac Comeback Country Music Inc

$1,123

Sailing Club Rescue Boat Fit Out

Apollo Bay Sailing Club Inc

$1,711

Safety enhancing pre-school equipment

Apollo Bay Pre-school

$1,000

In the Back Room V22– Book publication

Colac Writers Guild

$575

Storage Solutions

Birregurra Pre-school

$1,281

Purchase Lawn Mower

Beeac Tennis Club Inc

$250

Split-system air conditioner for Club rooms

Warrion Recreation Reserve Committee of Management

$1,265

Defibrillator

U3A Colac Otway

$1,684

Interior refurbishment of Club Rooms (Stage 2)

Beeac Golf Club

$717

HUB Gaming Technology Upgrade

Community Hub Inc (HUB Gaming)

$583

Security System

Irrewarra Cricket Club

$2,000

Purchase 2 x dust extractors

Colac Woodcrafters Guild

$968

Electronic scoring for Runners

Colac Leisure Runners Inc

$1,000

Ipad for administration & display toy library & purchase small toys

Colac Toy Library

$1,000

Purchase oven, cooktop & small freezer

Colac Football Umpires Association Social Club

$800

Purchase Community Gym Equipment

Wye River CFA

$700

Maintenance equipment for Arena

Apollo Bay & Otway Riding Club

$1,650

Old Beechy Rail Trail – new map

Old Beechy Rail trail Committee of Management

$1,345

Cororooke Hall Replacement/upgrade of Chairs

Cororooke Hall Committee

$2,000

 

Total recommended

$21,652

 Category 4 Building Facade Improvement Program  

Project Name

Applicant

Grant requested/ Recommended

Verandah repairs

Hulms Bakery Colac

$2,000

Repairs & paint shop front

Nireeda Homes/John Bethune

$1,054

Shop front upgrade

Lilly Pilly Gifts

$2,000

Façade Improvement

Ray Croft

$1,810

Façade upgrade

Sportspower Colac

$2,000

Façade refurbishment

Colac Motorcycles

$2,000

Exterior painting

Austral Hotel

$2,000

Painting

Holts Mowers & Saws

$2,000

 

Total recommended

$14,864

List of Successful Applicants - Round 2 - 2018/2019

App

#

Project Name

Applicant

Grant approved

1

Creation of Otways Discovery Centre Exhibition

Forrest and District Historical Society

$10,000

2

Kitchen Refit

Birregurra Golf Club

$8,582

3

Cororooke Open Space – offsite Preliminary Preparation project

Red Rock District Progress Association

$9,164

4

Replace Clubhouse roof

Colac Golf Club

$7,920

5

Meander Project (revegetation adjacent to Barwon River)

Birregurra Landcare Group

$2,860

6

Start up assets for Apollo Bay Scouts

Apollo Bay Scouts

$10,000

7

Colac Otway Pop Up Gallery & Studio Space

Colac Otways Pop-up Arts Space

$7,600

8

Cricket Bowling Machine

Warrion Cricket Club

$3,688

9

Red Rock region Community Website

Cororooke Tennis Club

$2,000

10

Upgrade to Multipurpose Room – carpet & air con unit

Apollo Bay Surf Life Saving Club

$2,750

11

Competition Ready

Apollo Bay Kendo Club

$2,275

12

Purchase IPads for electronic scoring

Colac & District Cricket Association

$2,000

 

 

Total recommended

$68,839