Round Seven

Clifton Beach Surf Lifesaving Club

Huon’s Helping Hand community grants assisted the Clifton Beach Surf Life Saving Club to develop a Community Sports Program. The Community Sports Program seeks to engage club members and the wider Clifton Beach community into positive healthy activities that will encourage community participation and engagement.

Anthony Chapman, Junior Activities Coordinator of the Clifton Beach Surf Life Saving Club said, “the community will benefit by having locally accessible sporting activities that can be enjoyed by both younger and older people. It will benefit the health and wellbeing of community members and allow greater opportunities for social interactions.”

Cygnet Riding Club Inc.

Huon’s Helping Hand community grants enabled the Cygnet Riding Club Inc. to purchase a ride on lawn mower. The addition of the ride on mower means that the Club no longer has to rely on members to transport their private mowers to the grounds, while also ensuring that the Club has the ability to keep the grounds presentable.

Kelli Compagnoni, Vice President of the Cygnet Riding Club Inc. said, “the purchase of a ride on mower will assist our Club to run our regular working bees to ensure our grounds are neat, tidy and safe for our members to use. The addition of the mower to our club means that we can take ownership of our grounds and keep our members safe.”

Dover Boxing, Sport & Recreation Inc.

Huon’s Helping Hand community grants assisted the Dover Boxing, Sport and Recreation Inc. to purchase gym equipment. The Dover Boxing, Sport and Recreation Inc. are a community gym that is run by volunteers and accessible to everyone in the community.

Emma Bannister, Committee Member of the Dover Boxing, Sport and Recreation Inc. said, “our project is being run by a small group of local people that want to be able to offer our community more options when it comes to health and fitness. We aim to get the local kids involved in more sport for fun and fitness, while also building a sense of community togetherness.”

Huon’s Helping Hand community grants assisted the Geeveston Christmas Parade Committee to hold the Geeveston Christmas Parade. The Geeveston Christmas Parade Committee aims to bring the Geeveston community together for the festive season.

Joanne Direen, Organiser of the Geeveston Christmas Parade Committee said, “we want Geeveston to have a Christmas parade so the children can see Santa and tell him what they would like for Christmas. Our aim is to bring the Geeveston community together to celebrate the festive season.”

Geeveston Community Development Association

Huon’s Helping Hand community grants enabled the Geeveston Community Development Association to hold the Wheels in the Park and Family Fun Day. The annual car and bike show enables car and bike enthusiasts to showcase their vintage vehicles.

Marlowe Aster, Secretary of the Geeveston Community Development Association said, “the Wheels in the Park and Family Fun Day is an anticipated annual event that provides a welcome and fun social opportunity to Geeveston. It also showcases our town to visitors which in turn builds pride in the community.”

Glenhaven Family Care

Huon’s Helping Hand community grants assisted Glenhaven Family Care to develop the Kentish Cooking Group. The Kentish Cooking Group is a project to develop skills and knowledge around healthy eating, nutrition, low cost and healthy meals, cooking and budgeting.

Cassandra Speed, Coordinator Kentish Family Support House for Glenhaven Family Care said, “the project will be focused on providing adult participants an opportunity to engage with others while developing their own cooking knowledge and skills. It is a chance for community members to connect with others while also accessing nutrition information and learning a life skill.”

Huon Valley Roamers Landcare Inc.

Huon’s Helping Hand community grants assisted the Huon Valley Roamers Landcare to deliver their Landcare Events Program for 2016-17. The Events Program includes fun and educational activities such as examining seaweed in the Huon estuary and identifying native invertebrates, as well as traditional on-ground activities and working bees such as Clean Up Australia Day.

Nepelle Crane, President of the Huon Valley Roamers Landcare Inc. said, “The Roamers are committed to improving awareness and enjoyment of the Huon Valley coasts, rivers, parks and reserves. The Huon Valley community have really embraced the Roamers’ style of Landcare and our events are always highly popular. We welcome this funding support so we can continue our program this year.”

Southernstorm Environmental Consultants

Huon’s Helping Hand community grants enabled the Southernstorm Environmental Consultants to purchase a 3D printer to assist with their Living with Rope program. The Living with Rope program aims to recycle marine ropes washed ashore to recycle into plastics through the use of a 3D printer.

Marcos Gogolin, Trainer and Designer of Southernstorm Environmental Consultants said, “we aim to develop best practice for rope waste along with ways to capitalise on new products developed from this waste. I aim to prompt all users of the waterways to see potential in waste reduction and value adding to waste.”

Dover Community Workshop Inc.

Huon’s Helping Hand community grants assisted the Dover Community Workshop Inc. to replace a band saw. The band saw is the most used item in the workshop, and the previous saw was very old, unusable and unsafe.

Ron Wells, Secretary Coordinator Public Officer of the Dover Community Workshop Inc. said, “we have increased our membership over the last few years and demand on resources has likewise increased. This vital piece of equipment has allowed our members to continue their good work to service the community.”