Unley Publications : Unley Life Summer 2014
UNLEYLIFE 07 in mentoring programs, ‘swimming lessons for all’ programs, ‘Bikes for Kids’ program, a homework program and more,” says Melanie. “Every little bit of suppor t we receive helps us make our services the best they can be, to reach more people and to change more lives.” For more information about Puddle Jumpers go to jumpinallthepuddles.org Unley Council’s Cultural Development Coordinator Mat thew Ives says applications for grant s are called for twice a year in March and September. Advertisements are run in the Eastern Courier Messenger and on the Council’s website. They are also promoted through the Council’s communit y centres and libraries. “On average, 20-22 community grants are approved annually and about 12-15 festivals and events,” s ays Matthew. “ Funding up to $4 000 is available for a community grant and up to $3 000 for a festival/ event , depending on the availability of funding. The event, or organisation, must meet an identified need in the City, be of direct benefit to Unley residents and encourage active citizenship and participation by the wider community.” Examples of groups that received grants or are part of our cultural sponsorship program include the Broughton Art Society, Oz Harvest, St John's Ambulance, Cancer Care, Lightsview Ride Like Crazy and Rosefields Men’s Shed. Paul Evans, Event Director of Lightsview Ride Like Crazy, says the Community Grant helped the event to find a home at Unley and assisted in logistics costs to ensure that the community was well advised of what was occurring and were included in the event. “Unley Council are professional in their service delivery and at all times have been supportive of the event and are intrinsic to its future success,” he says. Since 2010, Lightsview Ride Like Crazy has attracted over 9 500 riders and donated a staggering $836 700 to charity. In addition to supporting worthy charities, the Lightsview Ride Like Crazy cycling event provides an oppor tunit y in par tnership with SAPOL and sponsors to promote wellbeing and road safety. For more information on how to apply for a Community Grant visit the Council website at unley.sa .gov.au Can you help? It’s like a hug in a box! Puddle Jumpers are collecting ‘Shoe Boxes of Essentials’ for children in need, and grandparent s. If you can help, they need boxes made up for either a boy or a girl, or grandmother or grandfather. They rely 100 percent on donations and they are in need of 45 boxes between now and the end of January 2015. For ideas on filling the boxes, visit facebook.com/PuddlejumpersSA or phone Melanie on 0400 999 349. Donations can be dropped off to Puddle Jumpers Inc at 21 Maple Avenue, Forestville.
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