Annual grants a boost for the community

We recognise that community groups are well positioned to identify and address community needs and sometimes need an extra bit of support to get worthy projects off the ground. The annual community development grant program is an ideal way for these groups to get the boost they need.

The 2016/17 Community Development Grants program was hugely successful with 21 recipients sharing more than $34,000 in grant funding. These grants will foster the development of important initiatives across the region and help continue the great work of our highly motivated hills community.

We're thrilled to support a variety of initiatives with social, recreational, cultural, artistic, health and open space outcomes, amongst others.

The community led 'Gumeracha Main Street Project' will use seed funding to initiate a community development project. The Carer Wellness Centre recognises the commitment of young carers in the Adelaide Hills and the support they provide to a family member or friend. Through a program of activities, their Young Carer Program will ensure that the carer's own emotional, physical and social needs aren't ignored.

Cycling is a big part of the Hills community and we're pleased to support the Adelaide Hills Masters Cycling Club to purchase a defibrillator. With Sudden Cardiac Arrest being one of the leading causes of death in Australia, having a defibrillator in a community club cab make the difference between life and death.

Our Aboriginal history is important to us and as we embark on a future guided by a Reconciliation Action Plan, we are proud to support the Aldgate RSL too present the Aldgate Corroboree. The last account of a traditional corroboree being performed in Aldgate was more than 100 years ago and this community event recognises and celebrates a long held tradition.

See the below full list of recipients.

​Recipient​To support​Amount
​Aldgate RSL​Purchase of materials and resources to support the Aldgate Corroboree​$2,000.00
​Balhannah Oakbank Community Carols​Purchase of promotional banners and materials for the annual Christmas Carols


​Adelaide Hills Masters Cycling Club​Purchase of a defibrillator


​Uraidla Bowling Club​Purchase bowls and equipment for the 'Jack Attack' social bowls program​$1,544.80
​Active Fitness and Lifestyle Group​Purchase of fitness equipment​$1,995.88
​Carer Wellness Centre​Young Carers Program​$2,000.00
​Lobethal Community Association​Purchase of a projector and exhibition resources for h-Art​$1,880.00
​Hills Little Athletics​Purchase of first aid kits​$300.00
​Lenswood and Forest Range Community AssociationCreation and installation of sculptures and signage to create a heritage trail celebrating the centenary and naming of Lenswood​​$2,000.00
​Hills Community Toy Library​Purchase special needs sensory toys


​Gumeracha Main Street Project​Seeding grant to initiate a community development project​$1,600.00
​Oakbank Area School​Purchase a vertical toaster and pie warmer for the breakfast program​$959.96
​Mylor Community Arts Society​Purchase signage, gallery fittings and workshop equipment for the Mylor Old Church Art Gallery​$1,994.50
​Piccadilly CFS​Purchase of powered portable lighting​$2,000.00
​Piccadilly Community Hall​Removal of metal cladding and replacement of heritage timberwork ​$2,000.00
​Hills Radio Inc,​Development of a youth training course​$1,500.00
​Uraidla Institute Inc.Support the resurfacing of parquetry floor at the Uraidla Institute​$1,000.00
​The Old School Community Garden​Building of raised garden beds and seating to improve access​$2,000.00
Adelaide Hills Lions​Purchase of equipment to establish the Adelaide Hills Lions Club​$1,530.00
​Friends of Scott Creek Conservation Park​Woody weed control for the Alamanda Project​$2,000.00
​Sixth Creek Catchment Group​Survey and mapping of plant species for the Lower Sixth Creek Riparian Flora Mapping project​$2,000.00