Grants awarded to local community organisations

Grants awarded to local community organisations
Seven community organisations and clubs have shared in up to $27,000 of Community Development and Events Grants thanks to the City of Playford.

Seven community organisations and clubs have shared in up to $27,000 of Community Development and Events Grants thanks to the City of Playford.

City of Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty said these organisations and clubs all make a positive contribution to community and cultural life in the City.

“The grants provide those who have limited capacity to raise funds with the money needed to develop and deliver their locally based projects, community events and activities,” Mayor Docherty said.

“We want to continue to create a place of opportunity, supporting the community’s hopes and vision for a vibrant Playford.”

The Elizabeth South Community Centre was one successful recipient, which received $5,000 in grant funding in the aim to continue strengthening and growing its services, as well as increasing participation of its Kids Club and Women’s Group.

Centre Manager, Michelle Stevens, said this grant would help ensure the sustainable growth of these programs continuing to provide new opportunities to a broader audience.

“We want to continue to grow our capacity,” Michelle said. “The start-up of a junior high space will keep us connected with those young people and the Women’s Group will allow us to expand opportunities to explore and take them on excursions.”

Other successful grant recipients include:

Chinese Music and Arts – $5,000

Chinese Music and Arts promotes multiculturalism and inclusion of all cultures and backgrounds. It delivers and support community wellbeing by reaching out to the local community through programs and performances.

With its $5,000 grant funding, Chinese Music and Arts will deliver a series of multicultural story time sessions at the City of Playford libraries to support and re-engage families in the local council area in a post Covid-19 life.

Elizabeth Life Saving Club – $5,000

Elizabeth Life Saving Club provides low cost water safety and awareness classes to the local community.

The Club received $5,000 to deliver certified training and mentoring to young instructors to encourage the careers in life saving and instructing. The funding will also support the purchase new equipment to support the teaching and mentoring programs for young instructors.

Elizabeth Rugby Union Football Club – $5,000

Elizabeth Rugby Union Football Club will activate their clubroom wall along Peachey Road with a mural that tells the story of the club with its $5,000 grant funding received.

Community members and artists will be engaged in developing and painting the mural.

Streetlight – $4,915

Streetlight is a local community not-for-profit group who engage and interact with young people in and around the Elizabeth Shopping Centre.

Streetlight’s project aims to build their capacity to engage up to 200 young people each week by recruiting, training and supporting an additional 10 volunteers within Streetlight.

The Association of the Burundian Community of SA Inc – $1,025

The Association of the Burundian Community of SA received just over $1,000 ($1,025) to help celebrate the Burundian communities 59th Independence Day on 4 July 2021 at Uley Oval.

As part of this event there will be a soccer match between the African communities and the Association will use this event to showcase their culture to the wider community and encourage volunteering.

Virginia Resident Action Group – $1,000

The Virginia Residents Action Group received $1,000 to help organise a community market at the Virginia Community Centre on 2 May 2021.

The aims of the market will be to promote local business and foster community connectedness in Virginia.

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