City of Victor Harbor supports local clubs with small grants

City of Victor Harbor councillor Carol Schofield moved successfully to support five clubs with grants.
City of Victor Harbor councillor Carol Schofield moved successfully to support five clubs with grants.

Five clubs were the lucky recipients of the City of Victor Harbor council's Recreation and Sport Small Grants Program for 2019/20.

Councillors Carol Schofield and Marilyn Henderson moved that council endorsed grants to the South Coast Darts Association ($500 for the purchase of dart boards), Victor Dragons ($450 for resuscitation and First Aid training for members), Victor Harbor Cricket Club ($900 for kitchen catering equipment), Riding for the Disabled ($1000 for an upgrade of their arena) and Victor Harbor Golf Club ($1000 toward their Junior Golf Development Program).

The City of Victor Harbor Recreation and Sport Small Grants Scheme aims to assist recreation and sport groups and individuals wishing to make a positive contribution to recreation and sport development in the district.

City of Victor Harbor manager for open space and recreation Brian Doman said grants to groups and clubs would not normally be greater than $1000 and individuals $400.

"If more than one round of funding is released in any financial year, grants to one group or individual should not exceed this limit. In order to assist as many groups and individuals as possible, applicants that have received a grant three times may not be eligible for further funding and applications for amounts less than the maximum are encouraged, however one project each funding round may be granted for an amount which exceeds the above limits," Mr Doman said.

Council has budgeted $10,000 for the 2019/20 grants program, of which $5250 has been expended to date, leaving $4750 available.

The applications were assessed by members of the Recreation and Sport Small Grants Working Group and the consensus is provided as the recommendation to council.

"The Grants Working Group unanimously agreed these applications were of merit.

Council has $10,000 in the 2019/20 Recreation and 'Sport Minor Grants' budget line, with $5250 being expended from Round 1 and individual grant recipients, leaving a remaining budget of $4750.

The total of the applications is $3850, with the Grants Working Group recommending grants totaling $3850.

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