Kirkland celebrates 16 years of Fosterville Community Grants Program — Gold Industry Group



The goal of the Program is to assist tasks that present particular sustainable outcomes which have long-lasting advantages to the broader group.

Normal Supervisor Lance Faulkner mentioned the Program has a protracted historical past of supporting group teams to ship tasks and occasions which profit the communities during which they function.

“This yr’s grants had been awarded to a various vary of teams and tasks however had been all underpinned by the tireless work carried out by volunteers who allow these tasks to turn out to be actuality.

“We’re humbled by their work locally, and it’s a privilege to have the ability to assist the nice work that’s being completed on this manner,” mentioned Mr Faulkner.

2021 grant recipient Bendigo Neighborhood Toy Library President Esther Kerr mentioned how grateful she was to obtain funding from the Program, which enabled them to buy a spread of Indigenous toys for the library.

“This funding can be key to making sure we proceed offering the group with culturally inclusive toys that give voice to Indigenous views.

“The grant was offered to me in a ceremony at Fosterville Gold Mine on Monday 15 November. I used to be honoured to be invited to obtain this award at a presentation and morning tea alongside a spread of different recipients and recognize the Fosterville Gold Mine’s generosity in serving to us present this considerate vary of toys for all to get pleasure from,” mentioned Ms Kerr.

Different 2021 recipients included:

  • Bendigo Mountain Bike Membership – set up of Muldoon Reserve Seating

  • Sunshine Bendigo – Institution of Cleansing Bay

  • Rochester and District Horse and Pony Membership – Institution of a Secure Comfortable Fall Sand Space

  • Quarry Hill Junior Soccer Membership – Soccer Shed Reorganisation and new tools  

  • Elmore Bowling Membership – Bowling Inexperienced Improve

  • Lockington District Basketball Affiliation Included – Sizzle and Serve new BBQ

  • Kamarooka Recreation Reserve – Kamarooka Historic Undertaking monument and plaque

Grants of as much as $5,000 can be found to eligible candidates to assist a variety of group teams or actions that profit the communities surrounding the mine at Fosterville. Purposes for the following spherical of the Neighborhood Grants will open at 9:00 am on February twenty fifth, 2022.

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