$50,000 budget boost available for community projects

15 Feb 21

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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 are the lifeblood of the Limestone Coast and the grants are 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,” Anne said.

“Our region is filled with determined, inspiring and resilient people and we’re excited to be able to support their great ideas.”

Now into 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 are 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,” Paul 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 are open for grants $5,000 – $20,000 from 15th February and close at 5pm on 31st March 2021.

For more information and to apply, see the Stand Like Stone website www.standlikestone.com.au.

Stand Like Stone CEO Anne Kerr, and OneFortyOne Jubilee Sawmill General Manger Paul Hartung

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In Aotearoa New Zealand, Māori communities have a strong spiritual connection between people and the land – the wellbeing of one sustains the wellbeing of the other. We strive to build meaningful relationships with iwi as tangata whenua (people of the land/region), to be responsible intergenerational kaitiaki (stewards/guardians) of the land where our forests grow.