Nearly $18,000 has been awarded to 13 community groups in the most recent round of the Clarence City Council grants program.
The Community Support Grants aim to support groups for amounts of up to $1,500 for one-off activities or projects that benefit the Clarence community.
The funding round for the bi-annual Community Support Grants closed in September, with the Community Grants Assessment Panel reviewing all applications and recommending that 13 projects be funded. The grants are:
- Choral Productions Tasmania 2020 will spend $1,500.00 in funding on support for sound and lighting technicians and venue hire for their 2020 ANZAC Day Concert.
- Dominoes Basketball Club was allocated $1,500.00 for custom made feather flags to promote the club at events.
- Clarence Country Music received $1,375.38 for the purchase of amplifiers for country music events held at Almas Community Centre.
- Tasmanian Lindisfarne Scouts will use $1,500.00 to purchase 30 new life jackets which conform to new Australian standards.
- Bellerive Historical Society will spend $1,045.00 on public awareness of railway history.
- Clarendon Vale Neighbourhood Centre will put $1,500.00 towards empowering women through a series of workshops for women on handling power tools and minor handyman tasks.
- Child Health Association Tasmania was allocated $1,500.00 for Stretch and Sing, a series of facilitated sessions for families with children 2 – 5 years old on mindfulness, yoga and incorporating a positive literacy focus.
- Howrah Men’s Shed received $1,000.00 for the purchase of a TV and sound bar to use for training purposes.
- Clarence United Basketball Association was allocated $1,500.00 for custom made feather flags to promote the club at events.
- Richmond Junior Fire Brigade was allocated $589.80 for resources required for junior member training sessions.
- Matthew Millhouse Salute was given $1,500 for marketing and promotions campaign for their outdoor fundraising event.
- Lions Club of Clarence was funded $1,500 to purchase a PA system to use at their Run the Beaches event and other outdoor projects.
- Clarence Plains Child and Family Centre received $1,500 for workshop sessions for six community members on designing and crafting bush furniture.
The funding round for the annual Partnership Grants closed in October and applications are currently being reviewed by the Partnership Grants Assessment Panel.