CVGT Australia supports community groups

CVGT Australia Ararat branch manager Paul Avenell and vice president of the Ararat Musical Comedy Society Jodie Holwell. Picture: PETER PICKERING

CVGT Australia Ararat branch manager Paul Avenell and vice president of the Ararat Musical Comedy Society Jodie Holwell. Picture: PETER PICKERING

ARARAT Musical Comedy Society will share in around $16,000 in community grants offered by CVGT Australia this year.

CVGT Australia has announced the 27 community groups that will receive cash grants to support much needed projects through CVGT Australia's annual Community Grants Program.

CVGT Australia, a not-for-profit employment services company with offices in 40 locations across four states of Australia, has supported community groups across areas that it operates for many years through the grants program.

In addition to Ararat Musical Comedy Society, other recipients this year include Ararat Dirt Riders, Yea Community Services Group Inc, Northern Melbourne Sri Lankan Association Inc, Eaglehawk Community House, Lions Club of Echuca, Star Community Cinema Inc Eaglehawk, Northern Standardbred Riding Group, Bendigo TAFE, Epsom Playgroup, Bendigo Animal Welfare and Community Services, Marong Cricket Club, Bendigo Volunteer Resource Centre, Greta Football and Netball club, Hope it Grows well, Tylden Hall Committee of Management, Sedgwick Hall and Recreation and Conservation Reserve Committee of Management, Kyneton and District Poultry Club, Community Living and Respite Services Inc, Banksia Gardens Community Services, Bendigo Senior Secondary College, 1st Woodend Scout Group, Friends of Bendigo Kilmore Rail Trail, Murchison Primary School, Campaspe Golf Club, Meadow Heights Community Kitchen, The Salvation Army.

Chairperson of the CVGT Australia Board, Rosalie Lake said the company's board takes great pride in its support of community projects through the community grants program.

"CVGT is, at its heart, a community enterprise and we understand the valuable role volunteers and community workers play in improving the places where we live and work," she said.

"This year we have allocated a total of $16,000 to groups around Victoria. We are delighted to support these groups to help make our communities better."

Ararat Musical Comedy Society president Grant Johnson thanked CVGT Australia for its generous support of the Society, which this year staged the musical theatre production 'The Witches of Eastwick'.

"We are very grateful to CVGT Australia for its support of Ararat Musical Comedy Society this year," he said.

"The funding provided to us will help cover the costs of producing The Witches of Eastwick this year and ensure we remain sustainable into the future."

CVGT is a not-for-profit, unlisted public company that provides a full and high quality range of employment and apprenticeship services to employers and job seekers in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.

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