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Local people giving back to their local community

Albury Wodonga Connected Communities has granted over $55,000 to local community groups and organisations since 2017. 

Grant recipients

Our Grant recipients come from a range of community groups and organisations. All the successful grant recipients demonstrated that their projects will enhance the social benefits of both their own members and/or the broader Albury Wodonga Community.

Below are some of our Grant recipients.

 

Recipients May 2019

It’s been seven or eight years since Barnawarth Netball Club have had new uniforms. Their current uniforms were all tatty worn, with everything missing. The club has been just lucky enough to have enough dresses to go around for everyone for the 2019 season. This money is going to be most helpful to go back into the club to have everyone looking more respectful in their dresses to represent their community.

Recipients May 2019

Third Wodonga Scout Group prides itself on providing facilities for lots of different kids. Membership is just over 100 with about 15 leaders. All their time is volunteer time and all the money we get, we actually have to fund raise for. And yes, that’s a lot of sausages. On a normal weekend we only make $100 selling sausages. At the moment we are looking at improving our facilities and giving our kids the opportunity to do things that they haven’t done in the past, providing a lot of kids with the ability to go out and camp and that sort of thing. This grant will make a huge difference to the group.

 

 

Recipients May 2019

Lavington Occasional Child Care Centre is at the back of the Lavington Shopping Centre. They have been there for about 20 to 30 years and are a not for profit organisation. They have children and families from all different cultures, all different communities and a lot of lower socio-economic families. Unfortunately, last year LOCCC lost a lot of government funding, so they’re really struggling at the moment to make ends meet. And the back yard desperately needs renovations, so this money will go towards a lot of planting, trying to make some more natural spaces outside to make the area a lot more inviting for the children and the families that use it.

Recipients May 2019

Hotspurs have a lot of players throughout the age groups who are of varying abilities. They’ve had to get dispensation from the other clubs for them to play down a grade. It came to Hotspurs that maybe these players need a team for themselves.

At the time of applying for the grant there was no dedicated team for people with disability in Albury. Hotspurs decided they would try to set up a team for the season, and since then, Albury United have also put together a team too. There will now be two teams now, which is going to be great. With the NDIS, this grant will go towards making more opportunities for everybody of all abilities to play soccer and get involved.

Recipients May 2019

Albury & Border Rescue Squad – NSW Volunteer Rescue Association Inc purchased a car trailer and safety items with their grant funds. This means that they can easily collect vehicles for their members to use to keep their Road Crash Rescue skills up to date.
Also they now have the ability to take cars to schools to show what happens in a collision and what their members experience.

Recipients May 2019

The Pool Pirates Water Polo Club is growing rapidly and is the largest club playing in the o&m in Albury. They are really trying to foster their junior players.

With water polo, you don’t have huge amount of uniform that you have to wear, but the caps and balls and the equipment they do have are quite costly. Senior heads are a lot larger than junior heads. So, one of the things that the Pool Pirates are trying to do is ensure that everyone has a cap and a number that they can play in for the season. Junior players will take responsibility for their equipment and look after each other, so that they feel really connected and part of the club. The club doesn’t want their juniors swimming around with caps that are twice as big as their heads. So their grant funds will go towards new caps so the juniors can represent their team well.

Recipients May 2019

This money is for a really, highly sexy bit of infrastructure. In partnership with Vision Australia, HotHouse Theatre provides an audio description of at least one of their main stage productions of shows in peak hour seasons.

The audio describers were at the point that the camera wasso revolting, the screen (the equipment) actually couldn’t really see what was happening on stage to describe it to the people who may be blind or have low vision. So grant funds will replace that equipment.

The Hothouse gets about 10-15 people with low or no vision come through for each show, so it will actually make a difference into the community.

 

 

Brave Hearts on the Murray raise money for extra resources and support services for cancer patients in our region. 

They received an Albury Wodonga Connected Community Grant in 2018 that went towards new paddles for the Brave Hearts Dragon Boat Club. 

Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) is a volunteer-based organisation, providing emergency assistance to minimise the impact of emergencies and strengthen the community’s capacity to plan, respond and recover, when emergencies occur. 

They received an Albury Wodonga Connected Community Grant in 2018. 

Meals on Wheels has had a place in the hearts and homes of Australians for more than 50 years. Helping frail older people and younger people with disabilities and their carers stay in their homes where most are happiest is at the heart of what they do.

They received an Albury Wodonga Connected Community Grant in 2018 that will help them purchase special eskies that keep meals hot and/or cold. This means Meals on Wheels can deliver food when someone is not home. 

Gateway Health is a not-for-profit company focusing on the provision of primary health and welfare services to people at highest risk of poor health outcomes. 

They received an Albury Wodonga Connected Community Grant in 2018. 

Boys to the Bush provide camps for disengaged boys to assist them to become better sons, better dads, better mates, better employees and better blokes. 

They received an Albury Wodonga Connected Community Grant in 2017. 

Murray High School P&C is about people and communities. The P&C works very closely with the school to build a stronger school community where all students benefit

They received a grant from Albury Wodonga Connected Communities in 2018 that went towards student sports uniforms. 

Albury Wodonga Table Tennis Association has been in the area since the 1930’s, providing generations of local people the opportunity to be involved in a team sport and develop both sporting and leadership skills.  

They received a grant from Albury Wodonga Connected Communities in 2018.

Wodonga Cricket Club was founded in 1869, providing generations of local people the opportunity to be involved in a team sport and develop both sporting and leadership skills.  

They received an Albury Wodonga Connected Community Grant in 2018 that will go towards building a security fence around their supplies shed. This will secure the ability for all their club members to continue to play cricket, learn team building and leadership skills, and more.

Restart Albury Wodonga’s  primary program is to support other local organisations by providing housing packs to youth, families and individuals experiencing hardship..

They received an Albury Wodonga Connected Community Grant in 2018 that will go towards purchasing items for these household packs.

Albury Wodonga Regional Foodshare rescue food on a mass scale by operating a warehouse in Wodonga that receives, sorts, stores and distributes rescued food with the help of a growing team of volunteers.

They were awarded an Albury Wodonga Connected Community Grant 2018 that will go towards a replacement van to allow them to collect food effectively. 

Based at the Albury Wodonga Equestrian Centre in Thurgoona, New South Wales, the Border Districts Showjumping Club is committed to the continued growth of showjumping in our local area. From beginners through to advanced riders, our club aims to improve the skills of all members and their horses.

BDSJC received $500 from Albury Wodonga Connected Communities in 2017

The Mission of AWFA is to provide our League with a sense of social and community values. Provide an environment that encourages, develops and promotes participation in Football within our community.

AWFA received $500 from Albury Wodonga Connected Communities in 2017

The Albury Wodonga Cancer Foundation is a local community organisation whose goal is to enhance cancer services in the Albury Wodonga region as a means of improving the quality of life for cancer patients and their families.

Albury Wodonga Cancer Foundation received $500 from Albury Wodonga Connected Communities in 2017