Partnership grants support community contributions

MUSIC for the young, mental health training in rural areas, surf lifesaving and an all abilities program are the latest projects to benefit from Clarence City Council’s partnership grants.

The groups and not-for-profit organisations to be allocated funds from the 2016-17 round are the Clarendon Vale Neighbourhood Centre, Young Leaders of Tasmania, Rural Alive and Well Inc. and the Clifton Beach Surf Life Saving Club.

Each financial year a budget of $30,000 is allocated to partnership grants for four major projects in the city, with this round seeing an additional $3,250 available from unspent funds from the previous year.

The grants encourage individuals and groups to make a positive and ongoing contribution to the community

Exciting new cultural events will now be brought to children and families of Clarence with $3000 in funding provided to the Clarendon Vale Neighbourhood Centre to support ‘Mini TSO 18 – Culture in the Vale’.

The events will be presented in 2018 in collaboration with the Clarendon Vale Neighbourhood Centre, the Child and Family Centre, the TSO and the Eastside Activity Centre.

Council supported Mini TSO 18 – Culture in the Vale for its potential to benefit the local and wider community, bringing an opportunity for people to attend a music performance they otherwise wouldn’t have access to.

The Young Leaders of Tasmania received $12,000 for an ‘All Abilities Program’, which will provide leadership skills to local grade six students by buddying them with students from the Southern Support School.

This will allow them to build relationships, set goals, gain confidence and encourage personal growth and development.

Rural Alive and Well will receive $12,000 to train 60 participants, giving them the skills to provide help to someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis.

Funds will be used to deliver ‘Community Capacity Building and Education in Mental Health to Assist with Suicide Prevention’ training sessions in the Lauderdale, Acton and South Arm and Coal River areas.

Council has also allocated $6,250 to Clifton Beach Surf Life Saving Club for volunteers to provide beach patrols and to purchase transport equipment for junior training programs.

The club will use the grant to purchase a custom built trailer, which will also be used to transport equipment to other carnivals.

For more information on Clarence City Council grants, visit www.ccc.tas.gov.au/grants.

Caption: Rural Alive and Well (RAW) outreach team leader Darren Thurlo delivers information about RAWs outreach program at one of the many events the organisation attends around Tasmania throughout the year.