Around $42,000 in funding has been allocated by Council to community groups as part of the second round of its 2017/2018 Community Assistance Grants program.
The biggest beneficiary was Western Landcare NSW, who received $13,200 to train students participating in a joint venture between Council and Landcare to repair and replace fencing around the city's regeneration reserve.
Other large allocations include $11,210 to the Community Restorative Centre to purchase resources to rehabilitate recently released inmates back into society, and $9,750 for the Under The Silver Tree Cooperative Bookshop for the digital cataloguing of books.
Meanwhile the Speedway Club received $7000 for fencing at the Speedway pit area, Little Athletics received $3000 for equipment and coaching course subsidies, Sufi Books of Broken Hill received $3000 to stage a Sufi gathering conference, and the Broken Hill Philharmonic Society received $2,500 toward rental fees for the Aged Person's Rest Centre.
Around $1,660 in fees for the use of Council assets were waived, with the Broken Hill Prostate Cancer Support Group, YMCA and Veteran and Vintage Car Club all benefiting.
A total of $6000 was also set aside for the Patton Village Community and Business Association's plan to turn the South Library into a community hub. The funding is contingent on further details being supplied around the project.
Round One of Council's 2018/2019 Community Assistance Grants are currently open and will close on 30 April, 2018.
Those wishing to apply can do so at https://www.brokenhill.nsw.gov.au/application-community-assistance-grant.
Applicants must be an incorporated association, not for profit group, and/or a registered organisation with an ABN (or ACN).
Applications will not be accepted from individuals, businesses, government agencies, political parties or lobby groups.