Twelve Community Groups Gather for Official Announcement of Stronger Communities Grants

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters will host an official event today for 12 Central Victorian community groups, to formally announce successful Stronger Communities grant applications.

“The Stronger Communities programme is an exciting opportunity for our invaluable community organisations and offers support to regional infrastructure, programs and events.” Chesters said.

The organisations will receive a share in $150 000 of Federal Government funding which will go towards a range of upgrades and additions to vital organisations across Central Victoria, often benefiting the wider community.

“There really is a shortfall in funding available in our communities for small capital works projects, so this funding announcement is particularly exciting for Central Victorians.” Chesters said.

“It's vital that our Government demonstrate strong commitment to supporting regional infrastructure, programs and events.”

List of recipients:




Righteous Pups Australia Inc

Upgrade electrical facilities (computers etc)

$12 990

Bendigo Diocesan Trusts Corporation (Saltworks)

Upgrade toilets to meet needs of those with a disability

$18 181

Kyneton FNC

Upgrade kitchen

$13 636

Heathcote Community Children’s Services Association (Bunbunarik)

Retention/water tank system     

Solar energy system

$3 181

$11 000

Bendigo Discovery Science and Technology Museum

New mathematics exhibition

$9 090

Castlemaine Historical Society

Archival storage facility

$15 000

Eaglehawk Community House

Open café

$20 000

Woodturners Bendigo

Portable sawmill

$5 800

Maldon RSL Sub Branch

Kitchen replacement

$10 504

Cornerstone Community (Church on the Hill

Replace roof space

$18 181

Bendigo Legacy Club

Heating/air con at Legacy House

$6 818

Castlemaine Mens Shed

Building of unisex toilet and welding bay

$2 725