$15,000 in funding for local groups

LOCAL community projects are on track to receive a vital funding boost with the Glenorchy Community Fund gearing up to announce this year’s grant round at its 2018 Gala Dinner on 25 August.

The grants will be worth $3,500 each, with around $15,000 in total to give away.

Glenorchy Community Fund chairperson Adriana Taylor said the night was a chance to publicly present the annual grants, as well as give the community a chance to hear from past recipients.

“The night is also our major public fundraiser for the year,” she said.

“Patrons will have the chance to hear from past recipients about what they have been able to do with the grants, as well as learn about new projects and how this will help to develop the group they represent.

“Hearing how these grants impact the community helps to inspire the board, fundraising committee and sponsors to do it all again for another year.

“But it is also fun, with lots of dancing and good food.”

The Glenorchy Community Fund was established to provide financial support to not-for-profit groups and organisations for projects that benefit and strengthen the City of Glenorchy.

Ms Taylor said often a small amount of money kickstarted a small capital project or enabled community events to take place.

“It might be a coffee machine for a neighbourhood house, an eight-ball table for a youth group, or hall hire fee and catering costs to bring together a group of recent arrivals to get to know each other and present their culture to the wider community,” she said.

“We think it is important to take pride in doing it locally, for each other.”

The 2018 Gala Dinner will include a silent auction and raffle.

It will also feature entertainment by Clinton Hutton Music.

Tickets cost $75 per person and include a two-course buffet catered by Waji.

The 2018 Gala Dinner will be held at KGV Community Precinct, located at 1A Anfield Street, Glenorchy.

To book, visit www.trybooking.com/WDGM.

For more information, phone Jan Dunsby on 0419 328 469 or email jandunsby@gmail.com.

Caption: Mud Brick Café baristas Gemma Miller, left, and Donna Cowen.

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