A friend in need is a friend indeed

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A friend in need is a friend indeed

In its aim to continue to encourage and help more people become local philanthropists for the Limestone Coast community, Stand Like Stone established the ‘Friends of Stand Like Stone’ which enables any individual or organisation to support the foundation on a number of levels.

Stand Like Stone chief executive Roger Babolka said a key aspect of this initiative was the ability to not only enable the local community support the ongoing operations of the foundation, but also enable an annual grant to be given out each year, called the Friends Champion Grant.

“We’re pleased to be offering a champion grant of up to $2460, which is open to not for profit groups located in, or providing services to the Limestone Coast,” he said.

Mr Babolka said last year the successful applicant for the Friends Champion grant was FoodbankSA on the Limestone Coast.

“Foodbank were successful in securing a grant of $2990 that assisted with the purchase of a pallet jack with a scissor-lift feature, to improve efficiencies as well as improve the work-health safety conditions for their volunteers,” he said.

“Initiatives such as the Friends of Stand Like Stone enables us to respond to the needs of the people and communities of this region, ensuring local projects receive the support they deserve.”

Applications for the third ‘Friends Champion Grant’ are now open and close on June 26 at 5pm.

Click here for more information.

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