Congratulations to all successful applicants in Round 3. Again some interesting projects which the Kinglake Ranges Foundation are pleased to be able to support.
The ten successful applicants are listed below with an overview of their projects:
- Upper Goulburn Landcare Network’s “Stony Creek Biodiversity Project” will work towards improving the degraded areas of Stony Creek involving Kinglake Landcare and Conservation Volunteers Australia. Kinglake Scouts will have an input into nest box building projects. A community nightwalk at nearby Wallaby Springs Reserve combining with neighbouring Flowerdale Landcare and National Tree Day community planting will also be part of the Project. Granted $4,657
- Toolangi Castella Men’s Shed “Tools for Toolangi Men’s Shed Project” will enable the Shedders to purchase much needed tools and machinery to make their Shed operational. The men and others in Toolangi and surrounds will benefit from the transfer of skills and knowledge and will be a great example “of improving community connectedness and social wellbeing”. Granted $4,000
- Rotary of Kinglake will be busy with their “Kinglake Project” which will see the main street and surrounds given a makeover with the addition of hanging baskets and flower boxes adding a sense of pride and belonging to residents of the township. Granted $11,400
- Foggy Mountain Inc. are supported with their “Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival” Project. This three day Festival gives an opportunity for local talent to shine. The involvement of our local children throughout the schools in the Ranges in song writing workshops culminating in their performance at a community concert is again sure to inspire. Granted $21,450
- Kinglake Primary School’s “Let’s Get Gardening ” Project will create an opportunity for the school community and other community groups to bring about a food production garden with the students. The existing memorial garden will also be re-vitalised. Granted $3,000
- Kinglake Ranges Children’s Centre will also develop the green thumbs and environmental interaction of the little people with the “Let’s Nurture Nature; Embedding Sustainability and Nature Play in the Early Years” Project Granted $9,057
- Toolangi Castella District Community House Inc. will add to their ability to offer fitness and health training with the “Purchase of exercise equipment” Project Granted $762
- Kinglake West Primary School’s “Bus and Bike Trailer Shelter” Project will enable assets donated by Variety and Kinglake Lions to be kept safe and secure and out of the weather for the three schools and local community groups that make use of these assets. Granted $6,313
- Kinglake Ranges Blue Light Vic. will continue to be a leader in youth engagement with the programs they will be able to offer young people in the district. Granted $9,529.50
- Flowerdale Men’s Shed have been supported in the project they are auspicing which will see the “Murrindindi Shire Men’s Shed Choir” take the stage at the Australian Men’s Shed Association National Conference. This project will advocate the value of group singing for social cohesion, anxiety relief and well-being. Granted $4,000
For all the above projects to succeed, an enormous amount of dedication and effort is always put in by those involved. Make the projects fun and lighter by participating. If you are not already involved in community activities, or are new to the region, we encourage you to make contact with the groups listed above.