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Community Grants and Christmas Donations

Community Grants and Christmas Donations

Alexandrina Council Community Grants Program

Each year, Alexandrina Council makes funding available to our community under the Community Grants Program for (but not limited to) not-for-profit sporting, recreational, social, arts and other community groups and, in some instances, local individuals in the support of one-off activities, projects, festivals and events. 

The purpose of the Community Grants Program is to encourage local groups to take a more active and visible role in the community and create opportunities for community participation.

The 2017-18 Community Grants Program will see 50 community groups and organisations receive financial support (totalling $141,918.50) toward a range of projects and activities that will enhance quality of life, and deliver services to the community. 

Successful grant recipients in 2017/18 include;

Community Environment Grant

  • Hindmarsh Island Landcare Group Inc. - $5,000
  • Angas River Catchment Group - $3,600
  • Clayton Bay Nursery and Environment Group - $2,571 + $2,720 in-kind

Community Development Grant

  • Sand Writers Inc. - $2,900
  • Julie-Anne Wagner(Cuppa Friendship) - $3,000
  • Southern Breakers Soccer Club Inc. - $3,000

Rural Initiatives Grant

  • Fleurieu Forward Farming Group - $5,000

Local Heritage Grant

  • Jason Spehr (Commercial Hotel, Strathalbyn) - $3,000
  • Jane Campbell (Strathalbyn Stonework Restoration) - $5,000

Connecting Communities Through The Arts Grant

  • Clayton Bay Community Association - $5,000
  • Sand Writers Inc. - $3,600 + $850 in-kind
  • Strathalbyn and Lakes Tourism Association Inc. - $8,000
  • Middleton Town and Foreshore Improvement Association Inc. - $2,500

Festivals and Events Grant

  • Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club - $3,000 + $500 in-kind
  • Strathalbyn Agricultural Society Incorporated - $3,000 + $2,000 in-kind
  • Compass Cup Committee - $1,500 + $1,090 in-kind
  • Cittaslow Goolwa Inc. - $745 in-kind
  • Speedboat Committee – Goolwa Aquatic Club - $1,000 + $680 in-kind
  • Australian Bodyboarding Association - $820 in-kind
  • Langhorne Creek Grape and Wine Inc. - $1,500
  • Milang Vintage Machinery Club - $2,000 + $1,167.50 in-kind
  • Southern Alexandrina Business Association - $5,000
  • Lower Lakes Stockman’s and Bush Festival - $2,500 + $1,000 in-kind
  • Fleurieu Biennale Inc. - $2,000
  • Strathalbyn and Lakes Tourism Association Inc. - $4,000 + $1,540 in-kind

Recreational Capital Grant

  • Port Elliot Oval Management Committee - $5,000
  • Southern Soaring Inc. - $3,000
  • Port Milang Historic Railway Museum - $10,500

Community Halls

  • Mt compass War Memorial Community Centre Inc. - $5,000
  • Peace Salem Lutheran Church - $1,660
  • Tooperang War Memorial Hall Inc. - $5,000
  • The Scout Association of Australia (SA Branch)  - $5,000
  • Langhorne Creek Soldiers Memorial Hall - $3,000

Small Recreation and Sport

  • International Optimus Dinghy Association of South Australia - $1,500
  • Sailing Committee - Goolwa Aquatic Club - $1,500
  • Port Elliot Cricket Club Inc. - $1,500
  • Ashbourne Cricket Club - $2,000
  • Great Southern Swimming Club - $1,925
  • Strathalbyn Swimming Club Inc. - $1,250
  • Strathalbyn and Districts Camera Club - $800
  • Port Milang Historical Museum - $2,081.50

Council has will also contribute a total of $11,945 to four Christmas events this year.

Over 7,000 people attend these events and celebrations each year in Goolwa, Port Elliot and Strathalbyn, which are organised by community groups and committees.

The events that Council will support financially are;

  • Riverport of Goolwa Christmas Festival Association Inc. (Goolwa Christmas Festival) - $1,000 + $5,789 in-kind
  • Port Elliot Town and Foreshore Improvement Association (Carols in the Park) - $1,000 + $1,652 in-kind
  • Strathalbyn Inter-Church Council Inc. (Christmas Where the Angas Flows) - $1,000 + $4,284 in-kind
  • Lions Club Goolwa (Lions Community Children’s and Families Christmas Eve Party) - $220 in-kind

Council approval has also been granted for Oz Pyrotechnics to conduct a fireworks display for the Goolwa Christmas Festival on Sunday 10 December 2017 between 9pm and 9:30pm at Murray Smith Park; and again on 15 December 2017 between 9pm and 9:30pm in the Strathalbyn Soldiers Memorial Gardens, for Christmas Where the Angas Flows.