Helping groups who help others

HELPING HAND: Oberon Council’s Annual Financial Assistance Scheme helped 43 local groups.
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Oberon Council has opened its coffers to local community groups, sports club and schools as part of the 2015/16 Annual Financial Assistance Scheme.

Mayor Kathy Sajowitz said it was council’s pleasure to assist community groups as fundraising can be difficult.

A total of $19,476, was awarded to 43 groups, with a further $61,868 contributed for in-kind donations, at the Robert Hooper Community Centre recently.

Funds will be used for initiatives and events in Oberon.

Jim Hawkes from the Oberon Heritage and Collectors Club said without the council and community support the annual Steam Fair would not be possible.

Julie Melchers from Oberon Junior Rugby League Club said they had 92 children registered for the 2015 season and the donation would ensure all children receive a trophy at their presentation day.

Oberon Men’s Shed received $1000 to assist with the day-to-day expenses incurred in running the facility including insurance and rental fees.

Cheryl Burt from the Oberon Show Society accepted a donation of $1500 towards the annual Oberon Showgirl competition at the 2016 Oberon Show.

Veronika Cvitanovic from Oberon Roller Derby Club said the donation would go towards state registration fees.

Oberon Men’s Bowling Club will use the donations for shade cloth for the greens.

Local schools received $200 towards annual presentation awards.

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