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Two Jerilderie grants

By Southern Riverina News

Two Jerilderie community groups have received grant funding from Murrumbidgee Council.

As part of council’s 2017/18 Community Grants program, Jerilderie Tidy Towns and Jerilderie Play Group were two of six approved grants from 14 applicants.

Council agreed to spilt the allocated $16,000 between its three towns.

Tidy Towns will spend the $1092 on new noticeboards and the play group will use its $2600 to go towards a play structure tee-pee and mud cubby.

Mayor Ruth McRae said council thoroughly looked over the applications to reach a decision on which groups would be funded.

‘‘We worked through the whole list and we prioritised in order each community group. The play group has not received any funding from council in the recent past so we took that on board.

‘‘Tidy Towns’ request was small but very important because it provides the community with a point of interest and information sharing.

‘‘Council aims to be fair and equitable across the community. Those who weren’t successful won’t drop off the table because when we come back next year those projects might still be considered,’’ Cr McRae said.

The Coleambally and Darlington Point approved grants were as follows: Coleambally Swimming Club ($3000), Coleambally Men’s Shed ($3000), Darlington Point Public School P&C Association ($3000), Darlington Point Men’s Shed ($2995).

Jerilderie community groups will be able to apply for the first round of 2018/19 Community Grants in September.