Community project support

A total of $50,000 in project funding is available for local not-for-profit groups with community focussed ideas in need of a budget boost. The OneFortyOne Community Grants Program, through a continuing partnership with Stand Like Stone, is available to support projects that address a range of areas such as environment, mental health, education, and food security, as well as arts and cultural events.

Stand Like Stone CEO Anne Kerr said community organisations were the lifeblood of the Limestone Coast and the grants were designed to give groups the boost they may need to make great things happen. “We are looking forward to receiving grant applications from community groups and not-for-profit organisations to deliver some really meaningful projects,” Ms Kerr said.

“Our region is filled with determined, inspiring and resilient people and we’re excited to be able to support their great ideas.” Now in its eighth year, the grants have supported 24 projects across the region from installing new fire protection equipment at Padthaway Primary School, to supplying waterproof wheelchairs at Boandik Lodge, to helping Robe Men’s Shed build a space to call their own.

OneFortyOne Jubilee Sawmill General Manager Paul Hartung said the grants were designed to give back to the community. “We work and live in the Limestone Coast and it’s important to us that the community is supported and that it’s a thriving place to be,” Mr Hartung said.

“If you have a project that will make a difference, that needs a boost to get started or finished, we encourage you to apply for a grant.” Applications for grants from $5000 – $20,000 close on March 31.

Visit the Stand Like Stone website www.standlikestone.com.au for more information or to apply.

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