Cheques were presented by Mayor Brian Ingram to each group in the Hilltops Council Young Chambers. This follows Councils endorsement of the recommendations of the sponsorship committee, for the distribution of Council’s sponsorship fund, as per Council’s budget allocation and sponsorship policy.
On presentation of the cheques Mayor Ingram thanked the groups for the tireless work they do within the Hilltops community. “Hilltops Council is committed to providing sponsorship assistance to groups in the area to support and grow local events and activities,” Hilltops Mayor Ingram said. “This not only assists the groups involved, it also helps ensure we maximise the economic and social benefits of such events in a way that benefits the wider community.” He added.
Council received thirty-two applications for sponsorship in the 2018/ 2019 sponsorship program. These came from a wide cross section of community and sporting groups within the Hilltops Local Government Area.
Council staff reviewed the applications and provided recommendations for funding based on previous Council sponsorships and the current sponsorship policy criteria to the Sponsorship Committee at a meeting held on September 17 2018.
A total of $32250 has been allocated amongst the following organisations:
Young Society of Artists $1500
Hilltops Inc. $1000
Young Sports Advisory Committee $1250
Young District Cricket Association $2500
Young PCYC $1000
Young Bowling Club $2000
Jugiong Golf Club $1000
Young Amateur Swimming Club $2500
Jugiong Writers Festival $3000
Young Dressage Association $2500
Harden Camera Club $750
Wombat Parents & Citizens Association $1500
Young Meals on Wheels $1000
Friends of Christ Church, Jugiong (Village Map) $1000
Boorowa Community Landcare Inc. $1500
Hilltops Choir $1000
Harden CWA Branch $1000
Young Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group $ 1000
Young Regional School of Music $1000
Margaret House – Women’s Refuge $2500
Harden Murrumburrah Rugby League Football Club $750
Hilltops Naked Farmers $1000
Any applications found ineligible under the sponsorship program but eligible for the financial assistance program have been transferred to that program for assessment. These will be presented to the October meeting of Council.
Council is committed to providing appropriate and equitable sponsorship assistance to the Hilltops communities. Council’s sponsorship policy was adopted in September 2017 with the criteria within the policy used to assess the applications.
Sarah Karaitiana 0418 755 092