On Wednesday night (8 June 2022), Council presented 15 community grants to deserving community projects and events, up to $59,000 in total.
A presentation for Round 1 winners could not take place earlier in the year due to COVID-19 restrictions, so instead all winners (from Round 1 and 2) were presented together this time.
The grants, which are for up to $5000 each, are a way of Council helping non-profit and non-government groups, clubs and organisations deliver new projects for the benefit of the local community.
Successful grant winners:
- ANGLE VALE FOOTBALL CLUB - a $2,000 grant to help introduce netball to its facility by hosting a community launch.
- BURUNDIAN WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA - the association’s members will soon have new dance uniforms and other items as a result of the $5,000 grant.
- CITY OF ELIZABETH PIPE BAND - the band will use its $5,000 grant to create a YouTube video to promote participation among young people via primary schools and the broad community.
- COS WE CARE – the $5,000 grant will be used to fit out the truck and add signage
- MIDWAY ROAD COMMUNITY HOUSE - the $4,800 grant will help deliver an anniversary event.
- MUNNO PARA LITTLE ATHLETICS CENTRE – a $2,400 grant to support an end of season event in September, including “come and try” activities.
- NORTHSIDE BOXING CLUB - the $5,000 grant will be used to purchase equipment for the women and kid’s classes.
- ONE TREE HILL SCOUT GROUP - this group has been awarded $5,000 to expand its water-based activities by purchasing four new kayaks.
- PENIEL FREE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH - the church will use it’s grant of $3,331 to purchase furniture and technology such as laptops for its homework club to encourage students to stay in school.
- PLAYFORD AQUATIC CLUB - the club will use its $2,000 grant to help host two swimming carnivals at our Aquadome this year.
- PLAYFORD ATHLETIC CENTRE - Playford Athletic Centre put its $4,000 grant towards hosting a come and try event in September as part of its 50th birthday celebrations.
- PLAYFORD CITY BAND - the band will use its $5,000 towards running a networking program to improve its branding.
- PLAYFORD MEN’S SHED - they will use their $3,375 of funding to buy caps, jackets and shirts embroidered with the Playford Men’s Shed logo.
- PROJECT LADIES’ BUSINESS - the $5,000 grant will be used to stop “period poverty” and create a package of items young women can use.
- SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BANGLADESHI COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION - the association used its $2,000 grant to host an International Mother Language Day last February.
Council currently has a new round of Community Development and Event grants open for local organisations and groups to apply. The grants close on 8 July, 2022.