07 August 2017   

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Stockland’s successful community grant program continues with Bay Village Retirement Estate presenting four local community grants this year.

Centred around Bay Village’s commitment to being an active part of the Victor Harbor Community this year’s winners were:

  • National Servicemen’s Association, Fleurieu Sub Branch
  • Port Elliot Uniting Church Computing Centre
  • South Coast Christian Community Care
  • Adare Uniting Church Men’s Shed Victor Harbor

The grants will be used for a variety of purposes; The National Servicemen’ s Association will be using their grant to assist with their research and documentation on the history of the Fleurieu Sub Branch. The Port Elliot Uniting Church Computing Centre for a new admin computer to assist with the running of the club. The South Coast Christian Community Care will be using their grant to help with fresh food, and fuel vouchers for those in need; and the Adare Uniting Church Men’s Shed Victor Harbor to purchase new tools and equipment for their new shed.

Residents and grant winners gathered for a cheque giving ceremony and afternoon tea, with cheques presented by Village Manager Terri Winn. “Our residents are very proud to be a part of a Stockland village and knowing that we are actively supporting the local community with much needed funding.  These grants benefit organisations that mean a lot to them, and to their friends and family too” said Terri.

Resident Carol Pearce is involved with one of the winners the South Coast Christian Community Care and was very happy that her village wanted to help the community. “Money for the community is very tight and more and more people are in need, this will help” explains Carol.  

The afternoon was a wonderful event Bay Village resident Bruce Wenham summed it up. “It’s encouraging to enable such worthwhile volunteer community organisation’s such as The Men’s Shed to function within a local community. I’m proud to live in a village that supports our locals.”