John Doulgeridis, Director at Carlisle Homes is pleased to announce 6 winners in the first cycle of their Community Grants program which ran from 1st March - 30th June 2014. The winning projects cover a range of educational, sporting 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.
All Community Grants winners were awarded their certificates and cheques by the Carlisle Homes Directors, John Doulgeridis and Dave Taylor, at the award winning SPECTRA Selection Centre.
Below is a summary of the winning projects for Cycle 1 Community Grants;
Brentwood Park Primary School in Berwick has won a $9,660 grant to be put towards their Veggie Patch. Brentwood Park Primary School’s Vicki Kromlidis will be leading the school’s Year Four Learning Team and students will be educated on the importance of sustainability in a cross-curriculum initiative.
Melton Phoenix Football Club will receive a $2500 grant to purchase samba goals for their sporting club. The club have unfortunately had their goals damaged or stolen over the years and this grant will help Melton Phoenix FC have more sturdy goals for their tournaments.
Carrum Downs Secondary College have won $10,000 worth of funding for their project, The Village. The Village is an interactive learning community and the grant will provide funding for an irrigation system, additional material to build extra garden beds, a commercial coffee machine for their hospitality students and outdoor furniture for The Village.
Koo Wee Rup Primary School has been granted $5,246 for a greenhouse. This is an initiative to educate students regarding the benefits of sustainable gardening. They are hoping to use the produce grown in their greenhouse in the school canteen, classrooms and playgroup.
Langwarrin Park Pre School have won an $8,580 grant for a sandpit shelter as learning through play is a crucial element of childhood development. The new sandpit shelter in the Outdoor Learning Environment at Langwarrin Park Pre School will provide children with valuable and exploration opportunities.
Aspendale Gardens Community Centre has received a $10,000 grant to be put towards their Community Kitchen at the Aspendale Gardens Community Centre. With the money won in the Community Grants Program, it will assist in refurbishing the community gathering hall and upgrading their kitchen facilities.
John Doulgeridis and Dave Taylor are 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 grants with nominations due by 30th September, 2014. 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.
Visit carlislehomes.com.au to apply!