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HEADING: Laughter at Lucky Bay. IMAGE: Playground at Lucky Bay.

Laughter at Lucky Bay

Community stories eNews: 31 August 2022

The Lucky Bay Shack Owners Association sought $51,597 through the Tackling Tough Times Together grant program to purchase new playground equipment.

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HEADING: New wheels for Eventide residents. IMAGE: Three Evertide residents sitting on the near gold buggy.

New wheels for Eventide residents

Community stories eNews: 31 August 2022

Thanks to a $10,000 Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) grant supported by Ian Rollo Currie Foundation, Evertide Lutheran Homes was able to purchase a golf buggy that has been assisting with the transport of residents with mobility and sight issues around the facility.

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HEADING: Combatting COVID with Care. IMAGE: Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare Logo.

Combatting COVID with Care

Community stories COVID Recovery eNews: 31 August 2022

Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare received a $13,500 grant from the COVID Regional Community Support program, funded by the New South Wales Government.

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Rathdowney Memorial Grounds

Building back better in Rathdowney

Community stories Disaster recovery stories eNews: 16 August 2022

RMGA received a $15,000 Rebuilding Futures grant funded by Suncorp Group that allowed them to repair the equestrian arena, and to mitigate the impacts of future flood events on the Rathdowney Memorial Grounds.

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HEADING: 3x3 Basketball Brings Community Together. IMAGE: Large group of children listening to speaker

3×3 Basketball Brings Community Together

Community stories eNews: 26 July 2022

The Palm Island Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) was established in 2004, and works closely with the Indigenous Programs Development Unit, government agencies, community organisations and members to provide a range of programs that respond to issues faced by the community. The PCYC is well placed to partner with sporting and other local organisations to provide access to sporting and recreational opportunity for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as they are one of the only positive and neutral organisations where people can safely engage in positive and healthy ways.

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HEADING: Facility Refurb for Currie Park Residents. IMAGE: Building exterior.

Facility Refurb for Currie Park Residents

Community stories eNews: 25 July 2022

Currie Park, Euroa's retirement village, is run by the Old Colonist's Association of Victoria (OCAV), which was established in 1896 to care for older Victorians in need. OCAV provides access to quality accommodation and care for people who could not otherwise afford it. <They received a $40,000 Caring for Ageing Rural Australians grant funded by the Ian Rollo Currie Estate Foundation to renovate and upgrade the facilities in five residential units in Euroa.

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HEADING: Good governance supports great outcomes in Glen Innes. IMAGE: Group of people sitting in on a presentation.

Good governance supports great outcomes in Glen Innes

Community stories eNews: 28 June 2022

In an agricultural community, it is not uncommon to have a male-dominated population. However in and around Glen Innes, NSW this isn’t the case. More than half of the Glen Innes population is female. But local leadership and committee membership didn’t reflect that balance.

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HEADING: Riverland Skillin’ It inspires and empowers young people. IMAGE: Eight people sitting arounda table facing the camera.

Riverland Skillin’ It inspires and empowers young people

Community stories eNews: 28 June 2022

Part of Things is a gathering place and ideas hub for young people in Barmera in the Riverland region of South Australia. They used a $10,000 FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grant to adopt and adapt their own version of the Skillin’ It project idea that was developed at the 2020 Heywire Regional Youth Summit. 

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HEADING: Stawell’s home of strength, balance and bingo. IMAGE: two ladies using the exercise equipment.

Stawell’s home of strength, balance and bingo

Community stories eNews: 28 June 2022

Eventide Homes is a NFP organisation in Stawell, in the Northern Grampians Shire of Victoria. Founded in 1953, the organisation now offers 100 residential aged care places, from units for independent living and to 29 dementia specific beds. The 133 staff and 42 volunteers aspire to provide premium, innovative and stimulating accommodation and care.

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HEADING: Grants for Resilience & Wellness for Kinglake Ranges communities. IMAGE: Flowerdale Playgroup.

Flowerdale’s playgroup flourishes

Community stories eNews: 27 June 2022

A much-loved playgroup is going from strength to strength in the Flowerdale community in Victoria, following the engagement of a qualified facilitator to assist parents to develop their skills and confidence to support their child's wellbeing and development. More than 20 families now participate in the facilitated weekly program, after the Flowerdale Community House received $26,000 from FRRR via the Grants for Resilience & Wellness (GR&W) Kinglake Ranges program in 2020 to engage a qualified Early Childhood Educator to plan and deliver the program. Previously, families who wished to access these services would have had to travel more than 30 km to either Kinglake or Yea. 

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