Great news for the community of Diggers Rest.
As part of the Community Grants Program Review, Melton City Councillors unanimously agreed to engage and assist schools that are experiencing difficulties in achieving grant applications to identify appropriate partner organisations.
Each year many grant opportunities are missed and the assistance from Council should help to widen the scope and help to identify possible partners.
Diggers Rest is a small community and the new initiative may work toward delivering some worthwhile projects.
According to Watts Ward Councillor Michelle Mendes, there are many basic programs available like autism programs, school breakfast programs and gardening programs. There are also programs which have helped children reach their social potential and emotional development.
Cr. Mendes said “some of those programs are not funded by the State Government”, “if schools don’t have the assistance to get those grants by the City of Melton, they’re going to become disadvantaged”.