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Eastside Gymnastics sky high with grant boost

EASTERN Shore based sporting centre Eastside Gymnastics Academy received a positive boost in the form of a RACT Insurance COVID-19 Community Support Fund grant.

Eastside Gymnastics Academy runs a number of programs such as trampolining, gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics for people of all ages.

Academy manager Aaron Harvey said the grant would help update the centre to support more people.

“The grant will be used to develop a new website for promotion and for covering the cost for our new signage on the floor for social distancing so we can operate within this COVID environment,” he said.

“We were pretty stoked and happy to receive financial support.”

RACT Insurance recently announced a second round of COVID-19 Community Support grants worth $100,000 after being overwhelmed by the sheer number of Tasmanian community organistions struggling to stay afloat.

RACT Insurance chief executive officer Trent Sayers said with such a staggering need demonstrated by the response to the initial COVID-19 support fund, the organisation felt very strongly about its role in supporting the community.

“We take our role very seriously in helping Tasmania respond to and rebuild as the immediate impact of COVID-19 continues to ease,” Mr Sayers said.

“As Tasmanians we are all dealing with the far reaching impacts of COVID-19 on our community, our family and our businesses, and we understand that as a local organisation we have an important role to play in supporting our community to do what we can to get through these unprecedented circumstances.

“Local community groups make a big difference to life in Tasmania and as we have already seen, play an important role in rebuilding and bringing our communities back together post COVID-19.”

RACT Insurance has now provided a total of $200,000 in support grants to organisations across Tasmania.