Three community groups in the Coorong district have received grants to fund arts, culutre and tourism projects

Meningie Community Sports Ground Inc. members scoping out locations for installation of their new signage and solar lighting.

Meningie Community Sports Ground Inc. members scoping out locations for installation of their new signage and solar lighting.

Over twelve-thousand dollars of grant money has been allocated by the Coorong District council last week to ensure a range of community projects can “come to life.”

Recipients

Named as the recipients of the 2017/18 round two community grants program were:

  • The Coonalpyn Mosaic Group received $4637 to create a mosaic mural to celebrate the town pool’s 50th birthday.
  • The Culburra Hall Committee received $3303 to renovate the historic community hall
  • The Meningie Sports Groud Inc. received $4250 for signage and solar lighting for the ground’s on-site RV park

Mayor Neville Jaensch said it was great to continually see so many proactive community volunteer groups work to invest their time and energy into positive local initiatives, with eight applications received in total.

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

Member of the Coonalpyn Mosaic Group Marcia Camac said the grant money would go towards buying materials and tools which will be used to create the mosaic.

“We want to keep going and beautifying the place,” she said.

“The pool is a big part of the town...to put something on the wall will hopefully help depict its history.”

Eligibility to apply

Mayor Jaensch encouraged people and organisation to consider the opportunity to apply for one of these grants, pending eligibility, in the next round which is set to open in November.

Further details in regards to community events hosted by council, as well as grants and donation program can be found on its website: www.coorong.sa.gov.au.

Council seeks parties to run local grants workshops to build skills and knowledge on how to apply for funding. The public are invited to provide feedback via a short survey which can be found online at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/BXYBL9M.