Four community groups receive financial assistance from Moree Plains Shire Council

Moree and District Band will be one of four community groups to benefit from council funding. Photo: contributed.
Moree and District Band will be one of four community groups to benefit from council funding. Photo: contributed.

Moree Plains Shire Council have granted four community groups with financial assistance for April to June 2020.

Northern Gomeroi Aboriginal Corporation was granted $1,200 to host a community barbecue to celebrate the opening of the Boggabilla Men's Shed.

Moree District Band received $3,000 for music lessons and instruments for their new members, while the Moree Arts Community Theatre was given $3,000 to purchase a shipping container for storage.

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Challenge Community Services were granted $2,875.59 to purchase and construct built up garden beds for the Accessible Community Garden Project.

Consideration of applications for Quarter 4 of the 2019-20 financial year was delayed from April, with restrictions placed on face-to-face meetings of Council due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A number of applications were received in relation to community events that would usually take place during this time including Moree on a Plate Food and Wine Festival and the Moree Picnic Races. With both such events being cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions, applicants were invited to apply for financial assistance in the future.

Funding not allocated in the current financial year will be available for distribution in the forthcoming financial year, in addition to funds already set aside by councillors for this purpose.

The next round of applications for financial assistance will be open from Friday, August 11 for two quarters of funding.

For further information in relation to Council's Public Donations please contact Council's Executive Office on (02) 6757 3236 or via email at council@mpsc.nsw.gov.au.