Over 30 community groups receive community grants

​Council approved funding of $142,122 across 31 community groups at its Ordinary Meeting on 23 November
2021.

“It’s always rewarding to see the variety of projects that are championed by our passionate locals and to be able to help them achieve their goals,” said Mayor Jan-Claire Wisdom.

“Our district is large in area with diverse communities and through these grants we’re able to support various worthy projects from assisting Koala Rescue in the Hills, controlling feral plants in the Willa Willa and upgrading watering at the Sri Lankan Buddhist Vihara, to over $19,000 of upgrades to the Birdwood Netball Club change rooms.”

The community grants are separated into Community Development Grants,
which aim to help deliver initiatives for building community capacity, and
Community and Recreation Facility Grants, which contribute to improvements and
upgrades to local infrastructure in the area.

Community Development Grants 2021-22

RecipientProject detailsAmount
Adelaide and Hills Koala RescueIncrease capacity for response to increasing demand and improve safety and efficiency for koalas and volunteers through the purchase of poles, pole bags, carry cases and torches for night rescues.$2,450
Adelaide Sri Lankan Buddhist ViharaImprove sustainability through the purchase and installation of an automatic watering system.$1,739
Birdwood Park and Sporting Clubs IncTo improve safety and capacity of volunteers to sustain and manage the park for community and visitors through the purchase of PPE brush cutters, chainsaw and pole saw.$2,500
Bund der Bayern IncGerman Cultural event Huettenzauber. Connect German speaking families and share culture with the broader community through the purchase of a card reader, esky, torches and Bose speaker.$2,268
Fruit Producers SA IncBuild a mobile app to attract local, intrastate and interstate visitors to visit the area’s fruit growers.$2,500
Gumeracha Community AssociationStreet upgrade to include 18 new light poles with planned flagtrax system. Add value and interest to visitor experience through the purchase of street banners depicting seasons and Christmas and Easter.$2,500
Hills ArchersIncrease club’s capacity through the purchase of archery targets.$2,100
Hills Biodiversity IncorporatedSupport volunteers to control feral plants in the Willa Willa (Brownhill Creek) area through the purchase of weeding apparatus, materials and PPE, and the commission of a biodiversity plan.$2,200
Kersbrook Public Hall IncorporatedImprove the capacity of the Kersbrook History Hub and other users of the Hall through the purchase and installation of a motorised projection screen.$1,929
Love WoodsideSupport volunteers to maintain and enhance the Station Road Recreation Precinct and support community events/decorations and installations through the purchase of equipment.$2,500
Mylor Tennis ClubImprove safety and enable evening training through the purchase and installation of top hat covers to protect existing electrical conduits.$1,200
Mylor Valley Pony ClubImprove safety and capacity through the purchase of jumping equipment.$2,500
Oakbank Bowling ClubPurchase a defibrillator for Club premises to improve member safety.$2,465
Oakbank Golf ClubIrrigation System Upgrade to support sustainable watering including the purchase of receiver and solenoids.$2,500
Onkaparinga Swimming Club IncTo increase capacity and enable swimmers to practise and compete locally through the purchase of backstroke wedges.$2,500
The Old School Community GardenResurfacing and extending existing track/driveway to community garden to improve storm water run-off and access by community users.$2,500
The Sustainability FairImprove community safety through the purchase of a defibrillator and first aid kit.$2,435
Torrens Valley KindergymSupport the club to become paperless through the purchase of an iPad, and to upgrade vacuum cleaner.$1,174
Upper Sturt Tennis ClubRe-establish the club and increase capacity and participation through the purchase of court nets and a ball machine.$2,500
$42,460

Community Recreation and Facility Grants 2021-22

RecipientProject detailsAmount
Adelaide Hills Hawks Football ClubRepair and upgrade of staircase to pitch.$5,500
Aldgate Cricket ClubAldgate Oval Facility Planning.$11,000
Ashton Community and Sports AssociationPlumb downpipes into tank, and clubroom toilet upgrade.$9,130
Birdwood Football and Netball ClubNetball change room upgrade.$19,500
Bridgewater HallEnergy efficiency project.$7,000
Cherryville Residents AssociationCommunity Centre kitchen upgrade.$9,499
Lenswood Memorial ParkHall/Clubroom air-conditioning.$9,990
Lobethal Cricket ClubCommunity kitchen and storage shed.$6,500
Oakbank Bowling ClubPartial re-roof of Clubrooms.$8,000
Piccadilly Valley Community Recreation CentreSupply and installation of rainwater tank.$2,543
Stirling Districts Football ClubBoundary netting.$7,000
Woodside Warriors Soccer ClubReplacing an ageing and damaged fence.$4,000
$99,662

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