Enterprise celebrates milestone

MILESTONE: Bendigo Northern District Community Enterprise committee members celebrate hitting $100,000 in community grants. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

MILESTONE: Bendigo Northern District Community Enterprise committee members celebrate hitting $100,000 in community grants. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

BENDIGO Northern District Community Enterprise celebrated hitting $100,000 in community grants on Tuesday night. 

Formed in 2006, the enterprise works with communities in the Bendigo Northern corridor, and first started issuing grants in 2008.

Twice a year the enterprise funds small grants of $1000 to a number of different groups across the community and also funds a major project every 12 to 18 months.

3BO 93.5 FM radio host Ewan Grant was MC for the celebration event, which began with an address from chairman Rob McClellan.

"We've given out 83 small grants with a total of $66,501 distributed to the groups,  our two major projects have been the Huntly and White Hills program totalling $24,200," he said.

"We've also funded seven defibrillators, three of which were part funded and had investment of $12,400 and eight other projects with a total of $10,209.

"Our total community investment, which we're celebrating tonight, is $113,310. It's a fantastic achievement."

One of the seven defibrillators funded by the enterprise was presented to the Huntly fire brigade at the event.

The event included a number of small grants presentations, as well as presentations by City of Greater Bendigo strategic planner Andrew Cockerall and Integra Resource's Matt Agterhuis.

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