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Cricket Grants Now Open

The Andrews Government in partnership with Cricket Victoria is providing grants of up to $5,000 to assist clubs with minor facility upgrades, for equipment or for programs that build the base of players, coaches, umpires and volunteers. A Sports Vouchers Program will be available through local councils in..

Apply Now for a Community Shade Grant

Local organisations can now apply for a new Community Shade Grant to provide much needed shade in public areas. There are three Community Shade Grants available – up to $5000, $5,000 to $20,000, and $20,000 to $50,000 – which can be used for the construction..

Enter the Vietnam War History Competition

I would like to encourage Year 10 and 11 students to enter the Vietnam War History Competition – this is an opportunity for students to honour and remember the brave men and women who served our nation. Entries close on 27 March 2016. Further information..


Grants of up to $5,000 are available to assist cricket clubs with minor facility upgrades, for equipment or for programs that build the base of players, coaches, umpires and volunteers. A Sports Vouchers Program will be available through local councils in disadvantaged areas, and provide subsidised registrations..


Young people in Essendon will be able to get involved in putting on free local music and cultural events for the community with The Avenue Arts and Events Program receiving a $72,000 grant under the Andrews Labor Government’s 2016-18 FReeZA program.

Meet Victoria’s First Gender and Sexuality Commissioner

Danny Pearson MP will host a Twilight Evening with Rowena Allen, Victoria’s first Gender and Sexuality Commissioner. The event will provide the local community with an opportunity to share their experiences with the Commissioner as she pursues her role as an advocate and agent for change on..

Time to Give Mount Alexander College a Facelift

Danny Pearson MP has called on the State Government to fund the renovation of the main building’s exterior at Mount Alexander College. The building is the first piece of infrastructure the public sees as they enter Mount Alexander College, and its drab exterior detracts from the..

Essendon Buses to Trial Bike Racks

Victoria’s first ever trial of bike racks on buses will see bike racks fitted to the front of Route 510 from Essendon to Ivanhoe via Brunswick, Northcote and Thornbury and the 512 service from Strathmore to East Coburg. The one year trial will begin in March next..

Moonee Valley Legal Service Shares in $200,000 Grant

The Moonee Valley Legal Service will receive a $200,000 Community Legal Centre Assistance Fund grant to continue the Safe from Harm project. The project runs in partnership with the Flemington and Kensington Community Legal Centre and provides family violence support and education to the residents of the housing estates in Ascot..

Essendon Kindergartens Receive Infrastructure and IT Grants

Five kindergartens in the Essendon electorate will share in $30,793 worth of grants to improve services for children and families. Goodstart Early Learning, Wingate Avenue Children’s Cooperative and Ascot Vale Progress Kindergarten will receive grants of up to $10,000 to upgrade their playgrounds and undertake refurbishments. IT grant..