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The 8th Knox Scout Group has groups for Joeys, Cubs, Scouts and Rovers. They are led by qualified leaders and enthusiastic volunteers. The Group is located in Norvel Road, Ferntree Gully and operates from a Scout-owned facility on Council land. Each section participates in weekly activities at the hall.

Recently, the Group has been renovating the entrance and kitchen area in the hall utilising donated materials and labour.

The renovated kitchen was in need of a new electric oven, cooktop and fridge/freezer so that the new project Cubs and Cooks in the Kitchen could begin.

A grant of $1500 was awarded to the Group towards the purchase cost of these items.

If you are interested in joining the Group, visit www.8thknoxscoutgroup.org.au for furter information.

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Berrabri Pre school provides educational programs for pre school children in the Scoresby area.

The committee applied for a community grant to improve the outdoor playing experience of the children. A grant of $650 was provided to purchase planks and accessories as part of a larger development of the play area.
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Churchill Park Golf Club, located in Endeavour Hills, applied for grant funding to enable the club to introduce Big Hole Golf to the local community.  The club hopes that this new activity at the golf course will attract new players from the community, especially families, school groups and beginner golfers.  As well as purchasing the nine hole kit and flags, some of the grant money is to be used for additional signage to promote their new activity.
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Coonara Community House in Upper Ferntree Gully is a local hub of learning and community engagement. A community grant was approved for a new project called "Open House". Funding will provide monthly, two hour social events for up to 40 people who are socially isolated and on low incomes on a variety of days over the coming year.

For further information contact Coonara Community House either by phone on (03) 9758 7081 or www.coonarahouse.org.au