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Playford's alive with the community grants program

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Playford's alive with the community grants program
Published 7 September 2018
Dalek builders, a talented local musician, the Lolly Jar Circus and an upcoming Virginia event have all benefited from the City of Playford’s community grants program.
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The Australian Dalek Builders Union was among recipients of funding from the City of Playford's community grants program. Photo: Facebook

Dalek builders, a talented local musician, the Lolly Jar Circus and an upcoming Virginia event have all benefited from the City of Playford’s community grants program. The City of Playford recently granted 11 initiatives funding through the community development and events program. The program allows local, not-for-profit organisations to apply for funding to support community initiatives. Among this year’s recipients were:

  • Australian Dalek Builders Union ($2,000);
  • Hannah Yates Music ($1,991);
  • Lolly Jar Circus ($1,000); and
  • Virginia Residents Action Group ($1,000).

The Australian Dalek Builders Union is a group dedicated to educating the public on STEM skills and robotics, according to City of Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty. “They actively promote science fiction and fundraise for charity through local events and conventions,” Mayor Docherty said. The Dalek Union will feature at the upcoming Playford Alive Fun Day and Playford Uniting Care’s Wonderful Christmas events.

Musical youth

Hannah Yates Music has received funding to provide opportunities for local artists to create art/music and have it showcased in the City of Playford.

The funding for this project will be used to help with event staging costs such as stage, microphones and amplification, for a series of performances later this year.

Meanwhile, the Lolly Jar Circus Inc focuses on young people, specifically those with physical and intellectual disabilities.

This grant will help the circus host an outdoor event in the City of Playford, teaching attendees hula-hooping, juggling and other circus-style acts.

“The team at Lolly Jar Circus do a fantastic job promoting inclusion in our community and introducing fun ways to exercise and to break down social isolation,” Mayor Docherty said.

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Hannah Yates has received funding to help promote local musicians. Photo: Eric Algra

Screen dream

At Virginia, the local residents group has planned an outdoor cinema for the community on 2 November.

“This night will foster a healthy community spirit, promoting recreational and social inclusion,” Mayor Docherty said.

Other grant recipients were: Elizabeth South Community Centre ($4,500), Emo’ya’ Bassango of SA ($2,000), Northern Adelaide Outreach Committee ($5,000), Playford Country Music Club ($605.20), Playford Uniting Communities ($1,000), Playford Christmas Pageant ($5,000).

For information about nominating for the next round of City of Playford Community Grants Program funding, visit the link below.