OBERON LiveBetter Community Transport and Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway are two of the big winners from Oberon Council's annual Section 356 Financial Assistance distribution.
Applications approved by council total $80,970, leaving a balance of $4030 for applications that may eventuate during the 2021-22 financial year.
Council has allocated funds to 31 community groups, of which cash and in-kind donations were distributed.
LiveBetter has received $28,080 for rent assistance in-kind for Oberon Community Transport. This money includes the rent of space, all utilities and use of the community centre kitchen and facilities by a staff member.
ALSO MAKING NEWS:
Oberon Tarana Heritage Rialway has received $5000 while Black Springs, O'Connell and Burraga have received $15,000 for community events from the Village Improvement Fund.
Sporting groups that have received donations to go towards ongoing costs include:
- Oberon Junior Hockey, $1000.
- Oberon Junior Rugby League, $1000.
- Oberon Senior Hockey Club, $1000.
- Oberon Tigers Rugby League, $1000.
- Oberon United Football Club, $1000.
- Oberon United Junior Football Club, $1000.
- Western Region Academy of Sports, $350.
Oberon Oberon Show Society has received $1500, the Oberon Showgirl committee $1500 and an in-kind amount of $100, and the Oberon Show Society Ladies Auxiliary received $1000.
Oberon Can Assist has received $3000 to provide ongoing support for cancer patients and their families in the community.
Oberon District Museum Society has received $500 in rates relief, Oberon Masonic Centre received $640 in rates relief and Oberon RSL Sub Branch received $1400 in rates relief.
More winners were the O'Connell Valley Community Group ($700), Skoda and Tatra Museum Inc ($500), St Vincent's de Paul Society ($500) and Tarana Photographic Exhibition ($500).