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Got a worthy project? Get in quick for cash grants

Ocean Grove Connected Communities (OGCC) has injected almost half a million into the local community since it began in 2008.

And local groups have until Friday 24th March to put their hands up for the next round of grants.

Chair Jon Mamonski said groups with small projects were welcome to apply, with requests ranging from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars.

“We’d love to hear from some of the smaller community groups with specific projects in mind. Over the years we’ve helped with all sorts of projects small and large, from the local pigeon club to the Grove Pavilion.”

The November round of community grants saw four projects sharing in $14,150.

Bellarine Secondary College received $5000 to help take a group of 22 music students to Los Angeles for a music immersion program.

Ocean Grove Business Association received $4500 towards the cost of establishing an information caravan.

Bellarine Catchment Network received $2500 to produce a booklet highlighting Ocean Grove’s natural environment.

Ocean Grove Pre-school received $2150 for a climbing net, one of the final elements in its new outdoor play space.

Ocean Grove Connected Communities raises money through a disbursement provided by the Bendigo Bank and its partners. Grants are administered twice a year.