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Clarence approves Community Recovery Grant recipients

CLARENCE City Council endorsed 18 organisations at its recent meeting to receive funding to support its COVID-19 pandemic recovery initiatives and projects.

Support for community groups was approved in June 2020 as part of the council’s budget estimates and its COVID-19 Social Recovery Action Plan.

The COVID-19 Social Recovery Action Plan is aimed at providing support to vulnerable people within Clarence through the Financial Hardship Policy, Community Recovery Grants and homelessness initiatives.

A total of $55,916.59 was approved for Community Recovery Grants and awarded to a number community groups, not-for-profits and sporting teams for projects that continued to build a resilient community.

Clarence City Council Mayor Alderman Doug Chipman said the grant round received strong interest from many local groups across the three tiers of funding available – $1,500, $5000 and $10,000.

“This grant round had a particular focus on initiatives that would benefit the Clarence community and contribute to social recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.

“We are pleased to support applicants for full and partial project costs for their activities that will assist in the ongoing health and wellbeing of the community of Clarence.”

An extensive list of projects will commence shortly with funds being dispersed this month for programs and activities such as purchase of event equipment, upgrades to sporting equipment to increase participation, educational events with emergency services and growth of new sporting teams.

“Applicants were awarded on merit and their ability to address the needs of the Clarence community,” Clarence City Council Deputy Mayor Alderman Heather Chong, chair of the grant assessment panel, said.

Successful recipients of the COVID-19 Community Recovery Grants were:

Clarence Sunrise, Satellite of the Rotary Club of Lindisfarne – community events marquee ($1,500).

Clifton Beach Surf Life Saving Club – Return to Play ($10,000).

Colony 47 – SE@RCH Program – Hire Me ($4,134.20).

Cremorne Community Group – community marquee ($3000).

Grace Church Rokeby – portable sound system ($1,500).

Hobart Bangladesh Community Inc – A Day for Moms ($2,807.90).

Lindisfarne Sailing Club – upgrade of life jackets ($1,500).

Neighbourhood Watch Tasmania – Cuppa with a Cop ($1,500).

One Community Together – Shaping the Plains ($4,800).

Pipe Clay Coast Care – Creative Cremorne ($4,997).

Rosny College School Association – Taiko Primary School performances ($4,050).

St Aidans Cricket Club – new women’s cricket team ($1,500).

Tasmanian Multiple Birth Association – Tasmanian Multiple Birth Association Connection Project ($1,279.49).

Dominoes Basketball Club – growth of junior basketball ($2,500).

Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union Football Club – junior development ($1,142).

Grace Christian Church – equipment bundle ($3000).

Hobart Archers – contactless member registration and user identification ($2,500).

The Parkside Foundation – All Abilities inclusive Community ($4,206).