Owners of real estate in the city of Knox may be happy to learn that the Community Development Fund (CDF) has issued grants which support vibrancy in the area.
Karin Orpen, the mayor of the city of Knox, said that the CDF facilitated assistance from the council to community groups in the area.
She commented: "There are so many groups in our community helping to make life better for Knox residents, and this is our way of saying 'thank you', while also lending a hand to that great work."
"[The] council is delighted to be able to present grants to a large cross-section of the community – from preschools to elderly citizens associations and RSL clubs, to sporting clubs and cultural groups, just to name a few."
She added that these grants assist Knox residents by providing honour boards and dance shoes to larger things like festivals and public events.
The mayor said that the money – totalling $251,988 – ensured that Knox remained the best place in Melbourne to live and work.
Ms Orpen stressed that the council thought long and hard about the best way to use the money and ensuring that recipients benefited – from a local club level to an entire suburb.