Hepburn Shire Council will support a project to celebrate spring, a display of historic images, information and memorabilia and a performance for young circus performers under the Community Grants Program announced this week.

Successful applicants in the Shire’s Community Grants program were the Daylesford and District Horticultural Society, the Daylesford Lawn Tennis Club, the Creswick and District Senior Citizens and Sprung Circus Incorporated, who will share in $8,500 awarded as the first round of grants for 2021/2022.

“It’s great to see such an interesting and varied range of projects that will benefit community members of all ages,” said Mayor, Cr Lesley Hewitt. “This funding helps to bring colour and fun to our community, which we wholeheartedly support,” she said.

The successful projects and organisations for this round included Sprout: A celebration of Spring, a project proposed by the Daylesford and District Horticultural Society in conjunction with the Friends of Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens. The DDHS received $2,500.

The Daylesford Lawn Tennis Club received a grant of $2,400 to support a photographic exhibition of Past and Present photos of the Club and its members.

Sprung Circus received a grant of $2,400 to support a performance of young circus performers.

Community groups are encouraged to apply for a community grant in the various categories including sustainability, children’s programs and small equipment grants. The next round of grants will open on 1 October. For more information about the Community Grants Program, visit the Council web page.