Clarence City Council will provide $14,750 to 10 community groups and organisations to assist with delivering a diverse range of projects in Clarence.

The South Arm Primary School Association (auspiced by the South Arm Peninsula Residents Association) and the Second Bite Partnership will both receive $1,500 towards delivering projects in the community.

South Arm Primary School Association will use the grant for ‘South Arm – A history in the making’ project. The project will help investigate children’s place in the evolving history of the South Arm Peninsula. It will include children working with the wider South Arm community to share and document memories of life on the peninsula, a workshop with a renowned children’s author and illustrator to help the children gather and write stories that will culminate in a book about life in South Arm.

Second Bite Partnership will use the money to help with the purchase of seed, irrigation equipment and hand tools to grow fresh fruit and vegetables for emergency food relief and distribution to community food programs within Clarence. SecondBite will partner with the Tasmania Prison Service who grow and harvest the produce, and the Christian Family Centre who will provide the land to grow the fruit and vegetables at no cost.

Recipients of the March round of community support grants are:

Warrane Mornington Neighbourhood Centre $1,500 Purchase of a defibrillator
Lindisfarne North Primary School Association (auspiced by the Warrane Mornington Neighbourhood Centre) $1,500 Purchase of a commercial toaster for the ‘Breakfast Club’
Clarence Plains Community Shed $1,300 Building Clever Communities
South Arm Board Riders $1,500 South Arm Board Riders Community Surfing project
South Arm Primary School Association (auspiced by the South Arm Peninsula Residents Association) $1,500 South Arm – History in the Making project
Second Bite Partnership $1,500 Fruit and vegetables for emergency relief
Clifton Beach Surf Life Saving Club Inc $1,500 Expansion of Nipper Program
Grace Youth (Grace Christian Church Inc) $1,450 Crash mats for Rokeby Youth Group
Meals on Wheels Association of Tasmania Inc $1,500 Client social program
Montagu Bay Primary School Parents and Friends Committee $1,500 Purchase of four eskis for fundraising and community events

Council’s Community Support Grants are made available to community groups and not-for-profit organisations who can apply for up to $1,500 for one-off activities or projects that benefit the Clarence Community.

The next round of community support grants will be in September. To find out more about Council’s community grants and to apply, click here