Community Grants Program 2018
The Murrumbidgee Council Community Grants Program gives the community the opportunity to apply for financial assistance to provide services that benefit the residents.
This financial assistance is in the form of one-off annual grants to community organisations to assist them in the provision of services and projects. The maximum grant allocated under the Community Grants Program is $3,000.
Please note that application for a grant does not necessarily result in funding, or may result in only a portion of the amount requested being allocated.
This funding is one-off and non-recurrent. Applications for the same project/program may not be successful in subsequent years.
All grant applications must be completed using the Community Grants Application Form available at link below or from Council Offices.
Calling Passionate Business & Tourism Representatives
Are you currently in business, or have experience and skills in business or professional services? Do you want to see Murrumbidgee Council businesses grow? Your help could assist in attracting new business opportunities, increasing investment, and growing jobs in our local communities.
Murrumbidgee Council is calling for six business and tourism representatives with a passion for economic development to put their hand-up to form an economic development consultative group. The Murrumbidgee Economic and Tourism Advisory Group, or METAG for short, will assist Council deliver economic and tourism development initiatives.
The Group's role and purpose will be to:
· Inform the development and the review of Council’s strategic priorities for sustainable economic and tourism growth;
· Represent the small to medium enterprise sector and the local tourism industry in industry engagement and consultation processes as convened or approved by Council;
· Make recommendations to Council on matters relating to business and tourism development that assist the growth of a stronger, more diverse local economy;
· Promote the direct and indirect value and benefits of economic and tourism development within the local area;
· Be a positive advocate for business development within the Murrumbidgee Council area, Western Riverina sub-region, and on a regional, state and national basis.
Council expects METAG will generally meet twice a year, with other opportunities for informal input on issues as they may arise.
Tell us why you want to help and what background you can bring to the table. Your input could make a positive difference to our community. For more information contact Gerrie Carr-MacFie, Economic, Tourism and Community Development Manager via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 03 5886 1200. Nominations close on Friday 1 June 2018.
Make a difference. Nominate now for Murrumbidgee Economic and Tourism Advisory Group!
YOUTH WEEK SKATE EVENT
Murrumbidgee Council recently held two skate events in partnership with the YMCA and Skate Park League to celebrate Youth Week 2018. Events were held at Darlington Point on 14 April and Coleambally 15 April. In total over 37 youths participated. One young skateboarder travelled all the way from Sydney to attend both events. Various age groups in three competitions (skateboard, scooter and BMX) were held on each day and the crowd saw some amazing performances and skill. The passion and commitment of the participants was inspiring, as was the enthusiasm of the parents and supporters.
Murrumbidgee Council would like to acknowledge and thank the participants, parents and communities and the following supporters who helped make the days a success: Griffith Rotary Club, Peaches, Country Hope, Bridgett McNeilly, Kerri Weymouth, YMCA & Skate Park Leagues and Coleambally RFS volunteers.
Below are the results and some pictures from both events.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS!
Fight Motor Neurone Disease - Screening Program
Earlier this year, FightMND announced its support, together with the Victorian State Government and the Balcon Group Pty Ltd, for a world-first MND Drug Screening Program using MND patients own stem cells and motor neurones grown from a simple skin biopsy. The Program is an initiative of the Motor Neurone Disease Laboratory at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health in Melbourne.
The Florey is now pleased to announce a call for volunteers for the first intake of people with MND to contribute to the FightMND Drug Screening Program.
All Australian residents diagnosed with MND who are willing to donate a skin and blood sample are invited to register.
Partners and family members of MND patients are also welcome to donate samples to this Program as controls.
Follow the link for further details or to Register https://curemnd.org.au/drug-screening-platform/
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