• Hannah Phillips

$12,000 for Coorong Community Projects

The Coorong District Council has announced a number of grants for the local community, totalling more than $12,000, to support a range of arts, culture and tourism projects within the council region.

Recipients of the 2017/18 Round Two Community Grants program are:

  • $4,637 to the Coonalpyn Mosaic Group (auspiced by the Border Downs Tintinara Netball Club) to create a mosaic mural celebrating the Coonalpyn Swimming Pool’s 50th birthday;

  • $3,303 to the Culburra Hall Committee for renovations to the historic community hall;

  • $4,250 to the Meningie Community Sports Ground Inc. for signage and solar lighting for their on-site RV park.

8 community applications were submitted as part of round two, and Coorong District Council Mayor Neville Jaensch said it was great to see so many proactive community volunteer groups investing their time and energy into positive local initiatives.

“These grants provide volunteers with a chance to develop small scale initiatives, which when tallied up, amount to big things for the Coorong community," he said.

“As a Council, we’re committed to working with our communities to continue breathing colour and life into our streets, parks and facilities. These grants are one small part of this.”

The next round of grants are set to open in November this year, with all community organisations encouraged to apply. Further details on Council’s community events, grants and donations program can be found on their website coorong.sa.gov.au.

Council is also seeking interest in running a local grants workshop to build skills and knowledge on how to best apply for funding. Locals are asked to provide feedback on this via a short online survey.

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