Local initiatives awarded $1.37 million in ‘Pick My Project’ funding

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Two City of Greater Geelong-partnered projects are among several local initiatives awarded funding as part of this year’s ‘Pick My Project’ grants program.

A total of 13 projects in the Greater Geelong region were successful, and will receive a combined $1.37 million in state government grants.

The City will receive $200,000 for light towers at the Collendina Sports Ground, home of the Ocean Grove Collendina Cobras Junior Football Club.

The City will now work with the club to install the towers, which will help cater to the rapid growth of football in the Ocean Grove/Collendina area, particularly among women and girls.

The Drysdale Clifton Springs Curlewis Association has also been awarded $200,000 for its project, The Springs Dell Boardwalk, which will provide walking access and preservation of the Heritage Springs site in Clifton Springs.

This project will also be managed by the City.

Other successful projects include Humans in Geelong, which has received over $51,000 to publish a book of local residents’ stories, and ‘Healthy Food, Healthy Mood!’ – which has been awarded $82,000 to deliver a free healthy eating program to up to 10,000 local children.

Under the ‘Pick My Project’ initiative, Victorians were invited to vote for their three favourite project ideas in their local community.

During the five-week voting period, 3580 votes were cast in Greater Geelong, with the 13 grant recipients emerging on top from a field of 72 proposed projects.

A full list of successful projects is available here

City of Greater Geelong Mayor Bruce Harwood:

Congratulations to all grant recipients. The projects are very worthy of support and will be welcomed by local communities across Greater Geelong.

There are some truly innovative ideas addressing a range of important issues, which is reflective of our community’s clever and creative mindset, and desire to make a positive difference.

We look forward to working with the Ocean Grove Collendina Cobras and the Drysdale Clifton Springs Curlewis Association to make their projects a reality.

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