Due to carry over funding from the 2015 funding year, in 2016 the Community Fund awarded a total of over $33,000 to successful applicants. Details of the successful applicants for the 2016 funding round are as follows:
Grants Only Group Incorporated
Project: Update GOG IT Equipment (update laptop, office software, antivirus and a year of internet fees)
Tarwin Football Club
Project: First Aid Supplies and Sound (purchase strapping tape and bandages)
Tarwin Lower Bowls Club Inc.
Project: Upgrade Water Saving Devices (upgrade outdated taps and toilet cisterns)
Tarwin Lower District Community Health Centre Inc.
Project: Upgrade Maternity and Child Health Room (outdated furniture and layout of room)
Tarwin Lower Primary School
Project: Telephone Upgrade (equipment to transfer incoming calls to a classroom when the office is unattended)
Tarwin Lower Tennis Club
Project: Replace Nets (replace all three nets with a better quality for visitors and local families)
Tarwin Lower Union Church
Project: Tranquillity Garden stages 3 & 4 (garden shed and materials and plants to extend the garden)
Tarwin Lower Development Group
Project: Promoting the Tarwin Valley (marketing material e.g. branded umbrellas, marquees, banners)
Venus Bay & District Community Emergency Response Team Inc.
Project: Recruitment Banner & Lockers (built in lockers and banners to recruit new volunteers)
Venus Bay Community Centre Inc.
Project: Silver Banksia Native Plant Group (establishment of a native plant nursery)
Venus Bay, Tarwin Lower & District Men’s Shed
Project: Hot & Healthy Food Display (purchase a portable stainless steel Hot Food Display with rear sliding doors completely covered in display to prevent food contamination)
Friends of Venus Bay Peninsula Inc.
Project: Re-painting of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Housing (improve the Tarwin Wildlife Rescue and Shelter facilities by adding a basic purpose built housing with a concrete floor, appropriate for a range of wildlife)
Tarwin Lower Mechanics Institute
Project: Painting Tarwin Lower Mechanics Institute Supper Room Housing (gap fill, repair and repaint the supper room to rent it out to artists as a gallery and groups to hold their meetings)
Venus Bay Surf Life Saving Club
Project: Purchase of Two Rescue Boards