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Mornington Peninsula quarry engages with community


In a recent annual report on community funding for 2022, Peninsula Quarries Victoria revealed support for the wider community in grants for local sporting clubs, schools and community areas.

The business allocated $7000 in grants through its 2022 community grants program, with the grants program delivered through the Peninsula Quarries Community Engagement Group (PQCEG) with funds available for not-for-profit organisations and groups within the Somerville, Tyabb and Mornington regions.

Peninsula Quarries Victoria has a function in the services it provides to the development and civil infrastructure industry in the southeast region with a wide range of quarry material and products.

The Somerville Eagles Soccer Club received $2400 for the purchase and installation of a defibrillator at its clubrooms while the Somerville Rise Primary School received $1900 towards the installation of flagpoles and the Mornington Community Garden received $1400 for a battery powered wheelbarrow to assist its members.

Smaller grants were provided to the Tyabb Junior Football Netball Club for kitchen equipment and Balnarring Junior Football Club for the purchase of footballs.

Speaking on the ways with which these grants can improve local communities, chair of the PQCEG, Rob Gerrand, said that ‘outstanding’ grant applications were received from a wide variety of organisations in 2022.

“We are pleased to be able to offer local community groups an opportunity to seek funding for projects that directly benefit our communities,” Gerrand said.

“We were particularly impressed with the quality of applications received this year. So much so, that funding was increased from $5000 to $7000 to allow us to allocate grants to more organisations than we would otherwise have been able to.”

Peninsula Quarries Victoria acts as an important supplier for infrastructure projects such as road building, commercial and domestic development and water retention projects.

The PQCEG was established by Peninsula Quarries Victoria in 2018 to engage with the local community, part of the engagement fulfilled through the community grants program.

For more details on the PQCEG and the community grants program, visit the Peninsula Quarries Victoria website.

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