Grants to fuel four community projects

Saskia AdystiGreat Southern Herald

The Shire of Katanning recently announced funding for local organisation, including Katanning Landcare, Palmerston Association, Lions Club of Katanning, and Katanning Historical Society.

Funding was given under the Community Financial Assistance Program to support and enable local organisation to develop projects and engage with the community.

Six organizations applied for the grants, but only four secured funding.

Each applicant requested $5000 grant, which is the maximum amount allowed.

Lions Club of Katanning received a total amount of $4000 to hold a Free Community Concert in town next year.

Secretary Doug Cherry said he was glad with the shire support and hoped to hold another eventful local concert next year.

Palmerston Association received a total amount of $2500 funding to organise the Katanning Moort Ball in September, plus a 50 per cent discount on venue hire.

Palmerston Chairman, Ben Headlam said that Moort means family in Noongar and the ball is organised to celebrate the Noongar community in Katanning.

Other organizations such as Katanning Landcare received a total amount of $4,000 and Katanning Historical Society received a total of $1,401.

Council managed to agreed upon these numbers during the most recent council meeting and will discuss Major Community Grants applications and Triennium Community Grant in the near future.

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