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Community Grants - 2018 Awards

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We are thrilled to share the names of the organisations who are the latest recipients of the Hampton Rotary Community Grants Program for 2018/2019. It was difficult for the Grants Selection Committee to select from the very many deserving applications, but here are the final winners:  

Congratulations to all the successful applicants! Each of these organisations provided a compelling case for the use of the Grant and we shall look forward to hear from each recipient over the coming months about their specific project and the benefits they have received from the receipt of the Grant funds.

Kids Like Us Australia Limited
Stranded in Space – Board Game by Young Entrepreneurs
Small scale production (60 units) created, managed and taken to market by three Grade 4 boys who learn differently.

Cancer Patients Foundation
Look Good Feel Better: Dedicated to teaching cancer patients how to manage the appearance-related side-effects caused by cancer treatment. Women, men and teens participate in a practical workshop which covers skincare, make-up and headwear demonstrations, leaving them empowered and ready to face their cancer diagnosis with confidence.

Sandringham & District Historical Society Inc.
Launch a Self-Guided History Tour of Hampton at a Sausage Sizzle Scanning Party: They will produce a Self-Guided History Tour of Hampton, which will be part of a proposed set of Self-Guided tours of Sandringham, Hampton, Black Rock, Beaumaris and Highett using the photos that have been scanned from community members at the proposed sausage sizzle and scanning party. The tours will be presented in hard copy and electronic format. The funds are required to pay for a high quality FLAT BED SCANNER that scans hard copies, negative film and slide film as they do not have that equipment as well as funding to print hard copies of the Self-Guided History Tour of Hampton.

Riding for the Disabled Moorabbin
Feed for the horses: The funding will support buying Hay for our horses. This supplementary feed will keep our horse fit and healthy. That way they can continue to carry out our riding program. Feed for the horses is their major cost in maintaining our program.

The Holland Foundation
HRHF Job Success: The core program of the Holland Foundation is a unique retail and office administration training program for unemployed, new arrivals, people with mental health issues/disabilities and those who have little hope of gaining “real world” work experience, let alone paid employment in any sector. This funding will help to open the program up to “hard to reach” unemployed by providing:  

1. A new shared email & internet access at their base training site (job searching, submission of job applications, resumes) > $40 per month x 12 months = $480

2. Trainee Material Aid assistance (until Trainees get a job – public transport fares, work clothing, computer supplies e.g. inks, paper, presentation folders, postage, photocopying etc) > Six trainees per month @ $20 each per month = $120 x 12 months = $1440.

Nagle Pre-School
A community kitchen garden at a community kindergarten: This funding will support a community garden at the entrance to the kindergarten. Nagle want children and families to have a place they can tend to together, and enjoy fresh produce from the garden. They also want the children to gain a sense of pride and responsibility, as well as learn about sustainability, healthy eating, and plant life.

Hampton Life Saving Club
Starfish Nippers Program: The funding will enable the purchase of 4 new specialised surf boards to support the Starfish Nippers Beach and Water Education Program designed for young people with disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Autism Spectrum Disorders. In the 2018/19 season, they have 17 continuing and 6 new Starfish Nippers this year.

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