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Youth and Community Grant recipients announced

Thursday 29 Jun 2023
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The City of Marion has announced the successful recipients of its latest rounds of Community Grants and Youth Grants, helping a range of local clubs and organisations.

“These two grant streams support local groups deliver projects and programs that build up our community,” Mayor of Marion Kris Hanna said.

“They help community groups to buy equipment.

“They assist organisations with programs to increase well-being across the community.”

The last round of Community Grants, endorsed by Council this week, provided more than $48,000 to 14 groups including:

  • Marion City Band for Harmonising inclusion project, creating a neurodiverse-friendly Marion City Band Community
  • Oaklands Community Garden to enhance community enjoyment of Oaklands Community Garden
  • Marion Bowling Club to support the All Abilities Bowls program
  • Southern & Western Community Broadcasting Inc (Coast FM) to upgrade broadcasting equipment.
  • Friends of Glenthorne National Park for tools and small equipment
  • Friends of Sturt River Landcare Group for vouchers for volunteers
  • Adelaide Cricket Club for the Junior Buffs – Girls – Cricket Academy
  • Foodbank of South Australia for Food Hub Edwardstown, Keeping Warm this Winter Project
  • Royal Life Saving Society Australia South Australia Branch for their Becoming Swimmers in Australia program
  • Hub Netball Club Incorporated for growing netball participation at a new club in Seaview
  • The Probus Club of Hallett Cove towards a Defibrillator
  • Cove Football Club for Indigenous Guernseys
  • South Coast Cycling for Sunsmart awning for volunteers/riders
  • Dover Gardens Kennel and Obedience Club for a Faeces Mitigation Program.

Grants will be presented to recipients at a ceremony next month.

Council also endorsed five Youth Grants valued at $49,900 under its Youth Grants Program Round 2 for 2022/23 to:

  • Sonder/headspace Marion for a Connecting to Community Through Culture program
  • YMCA of SA Youth and Family Services for Mighty mYnds program
  • Whitelion Youth Agency for First Jobs campaign
  • YMCA Youth and Family Services for the Active Youth program
  • OzHarvest Limited for the NEST Program.

Applications for the next rounds of Youth and Community Grants open on Friday, July 28, and close on Monday, August 28.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the Council website for details, guidelines, and eligibility criteria.

Next financial year Council will distribute $120,000 worth of Youth Grants via two rounds of $60,000 each.

The change in format is expected to assist organisations to identify emerging needs in the community and tailor programs or activities to meet those needs.

Image: The All Abilities Bowls team pictured at the Marion Bowls Club in March 2022. The Marion Bowling Club has received a 2023 Community Grant to support the All Abilities program.

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