Stand Like Stone and OneFortyOne grant $50,000 to support community projects

Stand Like Stone and OneFortyOne grant $50,000 to support community projects

26 Jun 23


OneFortyOne and Stand Like Stone have granted another $50,000 for five important community projects across the Limestone Coast. Stand Like Stone CEO Roger Babolka said it is the 10th year of Stand Like Stone’s partnership with OneFortyOne.

“Over the past 10 years, we’ve supported local groups with more than $350,000 in grants. There’s no doubt that over the last decade the support that’s been provided to the Limestone Coast community as a result of this partnership has been immense, and contributed to many successful projects across the entire region,” said Mr Babolka.

Jubilee Sawmill General Manager Nigel Boyd, Substance Misuse Limestone Coast (SMLC) Project Manager Sophie Bourchier, SMLC Board Chair Sue Thomson, Stand Like Stone CEO Roger Babolka at the SMLC office in Mount Gambier.

This year’s supported groups are:

  • Naracoorte Men’s Shed Inc.: Awarded $7,280 to enable the construction of a new garage/workshop which will be for historic engine rebuilding and general engine maintenance work. This new facility will accommodate the members that are currently required to undertake these tasks off-site due to the lack of suitable facilities.
  • Tatiara District Council: $6,720 to assist with the establishment of ’The Social Kitchen’ which will provide coordination expertise and ingredients for a monthly meal to be cooked by the Social Group youth team. This meal provides opportunities to build relationships, connections and understanding across the dinner table for the youth of the Tatiara district.
  • Substance Misuse Limestone Coast: $19,000 to support a regional summit investigating the gap in the services provided for alcohol and other drugs users that have a co-occurring mental health condition. The event aims to obtain relevant data about the interface between alcohol and other drug users and mental health services that serve people in the Limestone Coast.
  • #matessavingmates Inc.: $7,000 to assist with the costs of operating a community bus for the Padthaway township community. This program will also include raising awareness of the effects of drink driving in small communities.
  • Open Space Contemporary Arts: $10,000 to support the Kingston Weaving Community Art Project by three Boandik artists. Funding will support the weaving and yarning workshops to be held in Kingston in 2023, and aims to raise awareness of the natural environment by embedding First Nations knowledge back into the local community.

OneFortyOne Jubilee Sawmill General Manager Nigel Boyd said being able to help people through the partnership with Stand Like Stone has been a positive experience.

“Each year we’ve been able to support projects with ongoing positive impact,” Nigel said.

“The application review process ensures that the projects we support have impact that expands well beyond the group applying.”

“This year we’ve supported projects that focus on mental health, community resilience, and First Nations.”

“We are very pleased to be able to contribute to these organisations and be a small part of the work they’re doing to help so many people.”

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