Community Development Grant Winners Announced.
Shoalhaven City Council has provided more than $19,000 in financial assistance to 10 community groups and organisations under this year’s Community Development Grant Program.
Shoalhaven Mayor Amanda Findley said the Community Development Grant Program is a great way for Council to aid help assist these community organisations who play an important role in building resilient communities throughout our region.
“Council’s Community Grants Program aims to encourage projects that build inclusive, safe, active and connected communities, all key themes that have been identified by our community and included in Council’s Community Strategic Plan, ” Clr Findley said.
“From local schools providing breakfast for their students to the purchase of clothing for those in need, there are so many groups doing wonderful work in the Shoalhaven and these small grants are often a much-needed helping hand.”
This year’s Shoalhaven City Council Community Grants recipients are:
· Sanctuary Point Public School P&C Association – Purchase of breakfast food to support the School Breakfast Club $2,000
·Jervis Bay and Districts Meals on Wheels Inc. – Refurbishment and upgrading of kitchen facilities for more space to prepare, cook and pack food $2,000
·Shoalhaven Youth Accommodation - Shoalhaven Homeless Hub – Purchase of clothing and equipment for hairdressing service to help gain housing and employment $2,000
· Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra – Support of cultural music event: A musical Bear Hunt to expose young children who haven’t experienced a live performance to introduce to the sounds and shapes of music, to the basics of musical instruments and how music is played $2,000
· Shoalhaven Mental Health Fellowship – Support of event to create an enriching, inclusive variety style community gathering during Mental Health Month: The Big Crack-Up! $2,000
·Ulladulla Native Flora and Fauna Reserve – Manager for South Pacific Heathland Reserve to promote Native Flora by raising awareness and educate children of local native flora, and encouraging the study and appreciation of local flora by visitors and local community members $1,960
·North Shoalhaven Meals Cooperative – Connecting seniors through social visits through a program that connects isolated seniors with social visits by trained volunteers to improve the health and wellbeing while feeling more connected to the community $1,300
· Shoalhaven Lydian Singers – Purchase of new summer uniforms $2,000
· Callala Community Garden Inc. – Soil for 8 garden beds for a social garden to foster community connections $2,000
· Community Connect Bawley Point/Kioloa– installation of a low maintenance bike rack $2,000