Partnership grants announced for projects that bring communities together

Transistor Youth Arts, Young Life Australia (Hobart) and Clarendon Vale Neighbourhood Centre have each been awarded a Council partnership grant worth $12,000 each to implement projects that benefit and enhance community life.

The three groups were selected from a strong field with 11 applications received for the 2015/16 community partnership grants.

Transistor Youth Arts, auspiced by the Rokeby High School Association, will use the funding to deliver quality performing arts and media opportunities to young people aged 8-25 in the Clarence Plains region working with Rokeby High School and Rosny College.

The funding will help provide a regular and ongoing after school theatre and film training program based at Rokeby High School, as well as a filmmaking course to create an online dramatic web series for drama students at Rokeby High and the media department at Rosny College. The filmmaking course will help year nine and ten students transition into college life. These projects will give students access to the arts and build skills in theatre and film.

Clarendon Vale Neighbourhood Centre Inc will work with a number of community and government services to address the issue of safety in the Clarence Plains area through its ‘bringing one community together – making opportunities happen’ project. The project provides a whole of community approach by building structures with services, groups and community members by contracting a project coordinator to manage the project and engage facilitators who will  be able to effectively tackle safety issues across the community.

Young Life Australia (Hobart) Young Stars program will run weekly activities and provide a meal for teenagers in the Rokeby and Clarendon Vale areas. The funding will be used to engage adult mentors, buy and equip a custom-made trailer to run weekly activities and a barbecue for youth. The mobile project aims to bring young people together through enjoying a meal and participating in sport, games and activities as well as presentations on key issues affecting young people. The program will be run after school and be free of charge.

Each year Council provides partnership grants of up to $15,000 to groups and not-for-profit organisations for projects that improve health and wellbeing, enhance the natural and built environments, assist groups to work together and engage and encourage participation. More information on Council’s grants program can be obtained by contacting Council’s Grants Officer on 6207 9572 or click here

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