Twenty community projects across the Mornington Peninsula will share a total of $150,000 of Federal grant funding thanks to the Morrison Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.
The Programme delivers $150,000 to each of the 151 electorates across Australia to fund projects that will improve local community participation and contribute to more vibrant and viable communities.
Across the Mornington Peninsula the following grants have been awarded:
- $2,500 to Angel Opp Shop for improvements to their shop;
- $5,000 to Balcombe Probus Club to install a hearing loop for the hearing impaired;
- $5,000 to Crib Point Football Club for a netball scoreboard;
- $6,600 to Crib Point Community House to install air-conditioning;
- $4,200 to Clothes4u for shop upgrades;
- $3,000 to Dromana Valley Probus for IT equipment;
- $15,000 to French Island Cricket Club for a community playground;
- $6,500 to Friends of the Hooded Plover for their nest and dunes community awareness project;
- $2,500 to Hastings and District Obedience Dog Club for a defibrillator & first aid equipment;
- $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity Australia for equipment upgrades at ReStore;
- $10,000 to the Main Ridge Pony Club for an all-weather sand arena;
- $15,000 to the Rotary Club of Mornington for the Long Table sun shelter at Mornington Park;
- $9,000 to the Rotary Club of Mt. Martha Inc to improve community amenity along the Harrap Creek Trail, Mount Martha;
- $4,000 to Riding for the Disabled Moorooduc for a riding arena;
- $9,500 to Red Hill Agricultural and Horticultural Society for kitchen upgrades;
- $11,000 to Rosebud Girl Guides for a multi-use disabled toilet at Rosebud Guide Hall;
- $10,000 to Somers Residents Association for the Somers Community Park Project;
- $2,700 to SES Sorrento for rescue training dummies;
- $8,500 to Shoreham Community Association for the Shoreham Common Enhancement Project (Community BBQ); and
- $15,000 to Vinnies Kitchen for a delivery and pick up van.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, welcomed the funding, saying it would provide valuable support to groups across the Mornington Peninsula following the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Mornington Peninsula has so many incredible local community groups that play such a vital role in our lives,” Minister Hunt said.
“This sixth round of the Stronger Communities Programme saw more than double the expressions of interest from our previous round and will see a further 20 projects delivered for our local groups and the Mornington Peninsula community.”
“The Stronger Communities Programme has delivered close to $1,000,000 to support community groups across the Flinders electorate, including inclusive access upgrades for Flinders Golf Club, early childcare centre upgrades for the Sorrento Community House and recreation reserve refurbishment for the Moorooduc Cricket Club.”
“I am proud to be part of a Government that can provide the strong economic management necessary to support our local communities, especially following the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected so many communities.”