Pyrenees Community Grants – Round Three

Published on 28 July 2021

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Pyrenees Shire Council has awarded 18 grants from the Pyrenees' Community Grants Program.

The third and final round of the grant program for 2020/21 attracted the largest number of applications so far, with a wide range of community organisations looking to fund projects. In total, $42,145 in grants given out to the 18 organisations.

Under the Community Grants Program (Events), Pyrenees Petanque Club received $750 for its Pyrenees Open Triples & Doubles Tournament, while the Waubra Community Hub received $750 for Waubra Community Dinners.

Council gave out its first grant under the new Community Grants Program (Inclusion & Diversity), providing $1,000 to Pyrenees Chorale so it can fund printed materials to encourage new members.

Mayor Damian Ferrari said it was great to see so many local community groups working to improve their organisations.

“Under the Community Grants Program (Programs, Projects & Equipment) Carngham Linton Football Netball Club will receive $1,500 for buying new equipment for the club’s new female-friendly change rooms, while the Avoca Community Food Pantry will get $1,339 so it can purchase a purpose-built packing and storage table,” Cr Ferrari said.

“Through the Community Capital Grants Program, the Lexton Cemetery Trust received $5,000 to extend its Niche Wall, while the Avoca Football Netball Club has been given $3,227 to upgrade security cameras for its sporting complex,” Cr Ferrari said.

“It’s exciting to see so many organisations taking advantage of the grants program, and it’s a real pleasure for us to see so many worthy projects being funded,” he said.

Community Grants are available of up to $1500 for programs and equipment, up to $1000 for inclusion and diversity, and up to $750 for community events. Community Capital Grants of up to $5000 are available for capital works or infrastructure improvements.

For more information, please contact Council's Community Wellbeing and Grants Coordinator on 5349 1100 or email to discuss your project.

See the full list of funded projects:

Community Group

Grants Program



Pyrenees Petanque Club


Pyrenees Open triples & Doubles Tournament


Waubra Community Hub


Waubra Community Dinners


Beaufort Progress Association


Beaufort Town Market


Pyrenees Chorale

Inclusion & Diversity

Increase membership


Carngham Linton Football Netball Club

Programs, projects & equipment

Purchase new equipment for the female-friendly changerooms


Avoca Community Food Pantry

Programs, projects & equipment

Purchase new purpose-built packing/storage table


Burnbank CFA

Programs, projects & equipment

Purchase new audio visual equipment for training


UMEC Landcare Network inc

Programs, projects & equipment

Purchase new planting equipment


RSL Avoca Sub-branch

Programs, projects & equipment

Restoration of lettering on the Avoca War Memorial in time for the Centenary in November this year


Beaufort Agricultural Society

Programs, projects & equipment

Purchase speed hump electrical protectors


Landsborough & District Historical Group

Programs, projects & equipment

Purchase computer and printer to aid in the preservation of historical records


Lexton Cemetery Trust

Capital grants

Extend Niche Wall


Avoca Friends of the Pool

Capital grants

Build shade sails over picnic area


Avoca Sporting & Recreation Committee of Management

Capital grants

External building repairs on the Avoca Sports Complex


Avoca Football Netball Club

Capital grants

Upgrade security cameras as the sporting complex


Carngham Recreation Reserve

Capital grants

Painting the exterior of the main building


Raglan Hall & Recreational Reserve Committee

Capital grants

Resurfacing of unsafe horse arena


Trawalla & District Recreation Reserve

Capital grants

Electrical upgrades for the Trawalla Hall