Moree Plains Shire Council has thrown its support behind the community after councillors approved more than $10,000 to support local initiatives.
Councillors made the decision at the fortnightly council meeting on Thursday to allocate money from the Community Funding Budget to local groups.
Eight applications were made to council from as many local groups, requesting funding for their projects. Council revealed it only had $13,900 to spare, a slight dip from the total $15,685 requested from them.
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Council will wave through half of the requested $2,000 for the Garah-Boomi Pony Club’s 50th anniversary.
Moree Secondary College’s Parents and Association will receive the requested $3,000: the sum will be used to implement the school’s Communications Strategy.
Moree Cultural Art Foundation will score $500, a drop from the requested $2,000. The money will be directed into the Moree Portrait Prize.
Mungindi Show Society will welcome their asked-for $2,000 for the 2018 Mungindi Show.
Council will honour Ability Film’s request for $2,105 to purchase film-making equipment. Filmmaker Byron Phillips took to the stage during the public forum to reiterate the importance of the group.
“I wanted to begin a disability film making group since I arrive at Moree one-and-a-half years ago. I wanted it to be inclusive and open more channels for locals to express themselves.”
Moree Physical Culture Club will receive their $1,330 and St Philomena’s Parents and Friends Association will receive $250.
Moree Community Health’s application for $3,000 to support the Moree Muscle Muster was rejected.
The leftover money will be reserved for submissions made in the September quarter.