LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS RECEIVE $146,000 IN FUNDING

Sharon Bird today visited Coniston Public School to announce $146,737 in funding under Round 4 of the Stronger Communities Programme.

Coniston Public School will receive $10,000 to help build an outdoor community kitchen. The kitchen will be built within the school’s permaculture garden to enable different cultural groups to share traditions, cook food and teach recipes. The total cost of the kitchen is $30,000.

Sharon Bird said the funding would help local groups to fund the projects they need to continue to deliver services to the community.

“This funding can be used for things like the Helensburgh Tennis Cub’s refurbishments to bring it up to building standards to projects like to the WEA’s funding to help deliver digital training programs.

“Funding for small projects such as refurbishment of facilities or the provision of fans for workers at Greenacres can make a huge difference for community groups and help them to provide better services.

“It is an absolute pleasure to be here with Principal Karen Brown and representatives from the P&C, led by Kate Perini, today to see their innovative plans for a community kitchen to embrace the multicultural community here at Coniston Public School. I know the students will enjoy growing and producing their own food while learning about different cultures and traditions.

More information on the Stronger Communities Programme can be found here.

Attachment A – List of community groups and project details.

Organisation

Project

Project Amount

Grant Amount

Helensburgh & District Citizens Tennis Club Inc

Refurbishment of Club House

$13,420

$6,710

Workers' Educational Association Illawarra

Upgrade of IT training facilities

$30,000

$7,500

Wollongong Emergency Family Housing Inc

Glider Transport Project

$40,000

$20,000

Big Fat Smile Group Ltd

Promoting Exercise and Outdoor Play at Warrawong Community Preschool

$30,000

$8,000

The Disability Trust

Building Experiences Using a VR Sensory Room

$20,000

$10,000

Greenacres Disability Services

Installation of Cooling Fans for Supported Employees

$15,000

$7,500

Towradgi Surf Lifesaving Club Inc

Clubhouse Access Project - Eaves Reduction

$12,000

$6,000

Woonona Shamrocks Rugby Club Inc

Resurfacing of Ocean Park Rugby Field

$25,000

$10,000

ItSoWel - Italian Social Welfare Organisation of Wollongong

Cool room and Community Facility

$14,150

$7,075

Polish Association in Wollongong

Kitchen Renovation and Community Garden

$14,190

$7,095

Woonona East P&C Association

Woonona East Public School Nature Playground

$30,000

$10,000

Coniston Public School P&C Association

Coniston Community Outdoor Kitchen

$30,000

$10,000

The Trustee for The Salvation Army (NSW) Property Trust

Accessible Toilet

$22,250

$11,000

Illawarra United Representative Football Club (Illawarra Stingrays Womens Representative   Football Club)

Portable Aluminium Goals Posts

$14,000

$7,000

Coalcliff Surf Life Saving Club

Coalcliff SLSC Surf Rescue Equipment - All Terrain Vehicle

$19,714

$9,857

Mt Keira Demonstration Primary School P&C Association

Sustainability Resource Management Growing and Recycling

$18,000

$9,000

Total

 

$347,724

$146,737