May 29 ‘15

Community Grants - cycle 1, 2015 winners announced

  • Four Carlisle Homes Community Grants winners announced in the first cycle of 2015.
  • Winners ranging from educational and community service backgrounds.
  • Next cycle applications due by June 30, 2015.
  • Winners were presented in early May by Jeremy Hanger, Group Marketing Manager

Carlisle Homes is pleased to announce four Community Grants winners in the first cycle of 2015 which ran from January 1, 2015 – March 31, 2015.

The winning projects cover a range of educational and community initiatives and the judges were overwhelmed with the standard and quantity of applications. The grants give locals a unique opportunity to contribute to the building of strong communities and enrich the lives of those living there.

Below is a summary of the winning projects for Cycle 1, 2015 Community Grants:

Mercy Public Hospitals Incorporated has won a $21,500 grant to be put towards Werribee Mercy Hospital Kid's Waiting Room. This project will deliver a comfortable and reassuring environment for children and their families at Werribee Mercy Hospital.

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Clyde-Cardinia Fire Brigade has been granted $12,000 for their system to motorise their engine bay doors. Currently Clyde-Cardinia Fire Brigade have to unlock and manually lift a heavy engine bay door to remove the vehicles and then lock it again before departure. Motorising this large door will enable the fire brigade to safely and more efficiently respond to protect our community in times of need.

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Upper Plenty Primary School will receive a $6,200 grant to develop their school garden. The project will provide further opportunities to integrate curriculum areas and opportunities for families and community members to combine skills and work collaboratively.

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Eynesbury Fire Brigade has won a $10,000 grant to provide storage of firefighting appliance, operational and training equipment. The installation of a three bay shed will allow secure storage of not only the brigades forward response vehicle, but also an additional fire truck, operational firefighting equipment and training equipment.

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Carlisle Homes is excited to work with all the winners to bring their community initiative to life and will be updating its website and Facebook page with progress via photos and video footage.

Applications are open for Cycle 2, 2015 grants with nominations due by June 30, 2015. Entry is open to community groups and not-for-profit organisations of any size. Charities, educational, health, arts or sporting organisations with a specific and tangible project in mind are all encouraged to apply for a Carlisle Homes Community grant.

About the carlisle homes community grant program

  • Entry is open to Melbourne and Geelong based community groups and not-for-profit organisations of any size, who are seeking funding to help enhance the lives of people in their local community and can be classified into one of the following categories: Sports & Recreation; Health & Caring; Education & Training.
  • Successful grant recipients can receive up to $50,000 per cycle
  • The total grant of $50,000 per cycle may be divided between a number of selected community groups.
  • Visit www.carlislehomes.com.au to apply

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