Maryborough Benefits From Grant

Sixteen not-for-profit groups received a share of almost $19,000 from the Avoca District Co-operative Limited’s Community Investment Fund at a special presentation event held in Avoca on July 5th 2016.

As the managing company for the Avoca Community Bank® Branch, the Maryborough Branch & the St Arnaud Agency of the Bendigo Bank, the Co-operative donates a portion of its profits back to the community and since its inception in 1999, it has provided almost $1 million dollars to very worthy groups, events and programs.

Its latest grant round has funded projects to the value of $18,931.00 with the recipients coming from community groups located in Avoca, Maryborough, St Arnaud and surrounds.

Maryborough Blue Light was successful in receiving a grant for $2000 to put towards running the BLAST camp program for at-risk youth at the Victorian Blue Light Youth Camp in Maldon.

Maryborough Rotary Club, Nalderun Upper Loddon, Victoria Police and the Victoria Department of Education and Training have also come together to support this camp.

Member for Ripon the Honourable Louise Staley has also supported this initiative by kindly donating money from her own personal wage.

The camp will be aimed at Indigenous Youth in the Maryborough catchment who Denis believes will benefit greatly from positive engagement with police. The camp will also focus on activities that build leadership skills. 40 young people will be attending the camp and we look forward to hearing their story and seeing plenty of photos. The camp is scheduled to take place in November, 2016.

Congratulations Maryborough Blue Light on receiving this grant!

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