Thank you to everyone who submitted an application to our Community Chest Grants Program.
We are thrilled to announce the 10 successful applicants – each of the 10 organisations selected will be receiving $2000 to fund / or co-fund an amazing project.
Thank you for voting – Voting has now CLOSED. The Winner of the additional Community Chest Grant will be announced shortly.
|Early Ed Inc
||Early Ed Inc is a registered charity who provide early intervention for children with disabilities. This money will be used to run Rhyme Time at the Ku-ring-gai Library for babies with disability or delays in development and their families.
||Cromehurst School caters for students from the age of 4 to the completion of year 12 in the moderate to severe range of intellectual disability. Their school population has changed over the last few years with many students now requiring additional assistance to enter and exit the pool. This funding will go towards the cost of purchasing a fixed pool hoist for the school pool.
|Fresh Tracks Foundation
||Fresh Tracks is a registered charity who provide activity-based programs aimed at stimulating the brain, improve strength and build social connections in young people who have suffered and acquired a brain injury. With this grant, Fresh Tracks will look to expand its reach by developing a home-based cycle (VRcycle). Once installed at a clients home, the cycle can be used to maximise the benefits of using the bike.
|Hornsby Connect Inc
||Hornsby Connect provides a range of services to our community such as food distribution for people who are suffering financial hardship. They will use this grant to purchase a chest freezer so that they can purchase and store frozen foods when it is on offer from their main supplier Foodbank – allowing them to keep costs down.
|Lindfield Football Club
||Lindfield Football Club will use the grant to purchase a storage shed for the Football 4 All program. The program aims to provide children with a disability the opportunity to participate in short, fun game-based activities that help children learn new skills and improve their hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills. The club would like to buy and instal a storage shed that can be used to house all of the equipment for the program – which up until now has been brought in each week by volunteer parents.
|Rotary Club of St Ives
||The Rotary Club of St Ives will use the community chest grant to cover 20% of the set-up cost and 12 months operations for a 2nd D-Caf on Sydney’s Upper North Shore. D-Caf is a Dementia Cafe where people can meet regularly in a comfortable and safe place within their community. Run entirely by volunteers, D-Caf is the first of its kind in Sydney and supports people living with dementia and their families and caregivers who are still living in the community.
|St Edmund’s College
||St Edmund’s College in Wahroonga is a year 7 – 12 co-educational special high school for teenagers with a wide range of disabilities. They will be using this grant to create a sustainable organic edible garden which will be used for practical application across a number of subjects such as Science, Agriculture and Food Technology.
||Studio ARTES is a unique organisation that provides tailor-made creative activities and life skills programs for adults living with a wide range of disabilities. They will use this grant to create a video that promotes safety from financial scams. The video will be subtitled and will include sign-language to ensure it is useful to as many people with a disability as possible.
|Turramurra United Football Club
||Turramurra United Football Club will use this grant to purchase a defibrillator for the Men’s over 45 and Women’s over 35 teams.
|West Pymble Football Club
||West Pymble Football Club will be using this grant to purchase a defibrillator for one of their senior teams. Last year they had two players whose lives were saved by defibrillators.
It’s now your turn as a member of our community to vote for your favourite organisation to receive an additional $2787 towards their project. Simply choose your favourite grant recipient. The recipient with the most votes by 30th April will win the additional grant funds. Only one entry will be accepted per person.
Terms and Conditions:
Applications meeting the criteria will be considered by our Community Engagement Committee, comprising the staff of Turramurra and Lindfield Community Bank branches and directors of Ku-ring-gai Financial Services Limited.