The Lower Eyre District Council have selected seven local businesses to share $45,000 in funding under the annual Community Grants program.
Just over $16,000 will be divided between three recipients for the 2018/19 Community Capital Support Grants and include: United Yeel-anna Football Club: $5500 to go towards upgrading the lights at Karkoo oval; Cummins Kapinnie Netball Club: $5500 towards resurfacing the Kapinnie netball and tennis courts; and, North Shields Sports Association: $5500 to help construct fencing at Dorward Oval.
The remaining funds will then be presented to four other recipients of the 2018/19 Community Reserves Support Grants who include: The Tulka Progress Association: $10,000 towards building a shed for a community centre; Cummins and District Enterprise Committee: $7,400 for the Friends of Cummins Cemetery group to build shelters and seating at the Cummins Cemetery; the Coffin Bay Progress Association: $5,300 to install playground fencing on the Coffin Bay foreshore; and, Big Swamp Community Centre: $5,800 to install solar panels on the Big Swamp Community Centre.
Acting Chief Executive Officer Sacheen Hopewell said it was exciting to see 12 grant applications from communities right across the district.
“We want to make sure all of our communities know about this opportunity that assists and encourages them to pursue community projects to help improve their patch,” she said.
“Congratulations to all recipients, Council looks forward to seeing all of these projects come to fruition in the next year.”