Community Activation Programs and Activities

A range of programs and activities designed to help our community reconnect following the COVID-19 pandemic are currently available across our region.

Funds have been made possible thanks to the Victorian Government’s Community Activation and Social Isolation (CASI) initiative in partnership with Mildura Rural City Council. It will allow 23 local community groups and businesses to host a range of low-cost or free activities designed to help locals reconnect and re-establish social networks.

See below for a list of all the not for profit organisations and businesses that were funded, an overview of their programs and activities and contact details.

Initiatives and programs are expected to be run between now and the end of the year. Please contact individual organisations or businesses directly to find out more, book your spot and get involved!

Recreation grants

Organisation 
& Grant
Description of activity Contact Details
Mildura Golf Club - Golf Come and Try Days Come down and have a golf lesson, play a few holes of golf then enjoy a meal and drink afterwards.

Website
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Email
Phone

Mildura Brazilian Jiu Jistu - Free Women’s only Self Defence workshops.  Learn practical Self Defence for women, gain confidence and self-awareness. Website
Facebook
Email
Phone
Waratahs Hockey Club - Ladies day and luncheon

 

Promote health and wellbeing among female members of the club and women connected to the club through family members who are players. To launch Walking Hockey and invite women to join. 31 July, 2021 

Email
Phone

Riverside Golf Club - Come and Try Days at Riverside Golf Club and subsidising cart hire for the last  9 holes of 18 holes of golf Equipment and lunch provided. Bookings essential as numbers are restricted. Come out, play and have fun. To be eligible for cart hire – conditions apply, contact the club for eligibility.  Website
Email
Phone
Irymple Swimming Club - Give it a Go – Swimming Training To promote and reinvigorate membership base of the Irymple Swimming Club. The focus is on fee subsidisation for the 2021/22 season, marketing materials and “have a go” sessions. Email
Phone
Sunraysia Football Umpires Association - Subsidised memberships

 

Funding to subsidise junior memberships for all Sunraysia Football Umpires for the 2021 season. Email
Phone

 

Arts grants

Organisation
& Grant
Description of activity Phone
Sunraysia Arts and Learning - Mallee Active Arts Roadshow Our team will bring 26 free active art workshops to all areas of the region. Website
Facebook 
Email
Phone
Soebardi Creative - Soebardi Six String Surfing presents “Rock Jam” Guitarist Iwan Soebardi presents a rock guitar and drum workshop for beginner/intermediate school students and adults of any age where they can experience the excitement and energy of playing in a rock band, with special guest appearance by renowned guitarist Sam Vincent. Email
Phone
Mildura Theatre Company
(project complete)
To reactivate the theatre company and rebuild a healthy membership base allowing the company to produce entertainment for local audiences. The grant focuses on subsidising membership fees. Email
With One Voice Choir - With One Voice Membership Drive With One Voice Mildura Choir is a fully inclusive, all-abilities choir that actively brings together diverse community members to sing together each week. Seeks to rebuild and build membership by sharing the work of the choir through open events at key organisations, marketing materials and fee subsidising. Facebook 
Email
Phone
Merbein Art Group - River Runs Through  The project is a community led large scale art installation which will celebrate the rich narrative of the natural beauty found at the Merbein Commons. A contemporary piece of public art combining traditional mural painting, lights and augmentative reality - it will position Merbein as a prominent tourist art destination. Email
Phone
The Christie Centre - "What's Up": Community Art by ArtRageUs As part of the UP Project in Mildura City Heart, ArtRageUs is looking to set up a community arts space offering free use of materials and weekly workshops for the public. Email
Phone
Northern Mallee Leaders - Art therapy sessions Using Art Therapy as a therapeutic way for people to communicate and express themselves using many different art tools such as painting, drawing and clay modelling. Art has numerous health benefits both physical and mentally, Art Therapy can help ease anxiety, depression and boost self-awareness. The program will be aimed at people aged 50+.  Email
Phone
Mildura Art Group - Riverside Art Workshops Three free entry level workshops in Drawing, Watercolour and Acrylic over a period of 6 months. Aim of encourage sketching and painting for both creative and social reasons. Local tutors will be used, and all materials will be provided. Email
Phone
No Borders Creative - Music Production and Songwriting workshops The project is to introduce young people in our region to mobile workshops in music Production and song writing with an established artistic producer. Each workshop will be 1-2 days where there will be a mobile studio on location in Sunraysia. Group numbers will be optimised at around 6 students get maximise outcome. The program involves sharing of ideas, were readily available technologies will be harnessed collaboratively The program is all about creating a musical ignition point. Email
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Gallery F - Creative Art Workshops GalleryF Creative Arts Inc proposes to run four creative art workshops. These workshops will be run by members and local contacts of GalleryF Creative Arts Inc. who will share their expertise and art making skills with people of all ages and abilities from within the wider community. Email
Phone

 

Leisure grants

Organisation Description of activity Phone
Move Dance Theatre – Tai Chi - Come Try Tai Chi An introduction to Tai Chi, a gentle and truly beneficial form of exercise suitable for all ages and fitness levels.  Email
Phone
Antisocial Collective - ASC Skateboard Coaching  Learn to skateboard! Skateboarding lessons ran by accredited coaches, for beginners through to advance. Website
Facebook 
Email
Phone
Be Me Play Therapy -  Be Me Nature Play A 10 week after school program harnessing the therapeutic powers of play and nature, to promote physical, mental, emotional and social growth for children aged 5-12 years. Website
Facebook 
Email
Phone
Sunraysia Dance Academy - FUN & Funky dance classes for mature adults  Sunraysia Dance Academy offers weekly fun dance classes in a variety of styles. Classes are open to all ages from beginners to advance in a safe and friendly environment. These dance classes enhance self-confidence and socialisation. Website
Facebook 
Phone
Croatian Senior Citizens Club - Post COVID-19 Activation and Revitalisation of the Croatian Senior Citizens Irymple INC To encourage Seniors of Croatian background to come out after COVID-19 lockdown and enjoy five different lunches at different local restaurants, in order to avert feelings of loneliness, sharpen memory and cognitive skills, and increase a sense of happiness and well-being while socialising with their peers. Email
Phone
Merbein Senior Citizens Club - Recruitment Drive Merbein Senior Citizens Club is looking to increase members within their group. A great place to connect with others and create supports within the community of Merbein. A recruitment drive and afternoon tea is planned to connect with existing and meet new members. Email
Phone
Lions Club of Red Cliffs Lions Club Membership Drive Our club wish to reach out to all community members welcoming them to come and share fellowship in Lions. This would encourage them to be proactive in our vibrant community and share in community decisions as well as volunteer their time while enjoying the bonds of friendship with members. Email
Phone