Community Grants Program 2022

Feb 25, 2022

Continuing to Support Community Organisations across Tasmania

We are often called on to support community organisations and while we are very happy to provide support, it can be a challenge to assess where donations are best placed.

With our Stornoway representation across many Tasmanian and South East Queensland regional communities, we’ve come to understand that no one knows the specific needs of local communities better than our very own Stornoway team.

We are pleased to provide further grants to the following local community groups, all of whom have been nominated by Stornoway staff members.

Old Launcestonians Football Club

Old Launcestonians was a founder member in 1931 of the Launceston-based Tasmanian Amateur Football League.

Nominated by Adrian, funds will be used to support the growth of the club’s Ladies Team in the NTFA Division1 Competition and provide additional equipment across the club.

Business Northwest

Business Northwest provides Burnie and Wynyard with a voice to promote economic and community development growth and opportunities in the area.

As a not-for-profit organisation, they are focused on reinvigorating the City of Burnie through community arts and events to help the region revive and thrive. They presented a free community event called “Christmas Market and Light the Tree”, to offer the community a chance to celebrate the festive season after a long period of no public events being held in the area.

Stornoway were able to provide traffic management on the day.

Movember Fundraisers

For the past two years the Stornoway South Mowing Crew has participated in Movember to raise funds for Mens Health and Suicide prevention.

Their aim was to raise funds but more importantly raise the awareness.

Stornoway was pleased to contribute to the Movember team and were delighted to lend support to such an important cause.

Epona’s Horse Archers

Established in March 2018, the club meets monthly for training rallies and prior to September 2021 operated from the Kensington Park Equestrian Centre, New Norfolk. Horse archery is a fantastic spectator sport and in its three years of running the Epona’s Horse Archers have been invited to demonstrate at the Bushy Park Show and a horse expo at Campbell Town in 2019 with great success. The club has evolved in that time and as a result EHA have taken the opportunity to move their base to the Bushy Park Show Grounds

The grant allows the organisation to have some safe holding yards built at their new Bushy Park Show Grounds facility. The yards will allow a safe place for members horses to be kept whilst they participate in archery activities. The holding yards will also benefit the local community by making it a more appealing and safe venue for other equine groups who may use the facility.

Palena Netball Club

Palena Netball Club is a part of the Southern Tasmanian Netball Association and was established in 1965. It was formed as a result of several players from the Hobart Teachers College team forming a new club. The positive impact the club provides is the health and wellbeing of its members ranging in age from 8 to 50-plus, both female and male.  Junior members learn teamwork, responsibility, discipline and social skills.  The club also provides assistance to Foodbank Tasmania where players give up their time to assist the packing and delivery of food hampers to people in need.  

In addition, the club organises a crazy sock and pink round during the winter roster to raise funds and awareness for Speak up Stay Chatty and the McGrath Foundation.

The grant will go towards assisting with the purchase of new equipment – netballs, bags, bibs and training equipment.  These things don’t get covered by the membership prices due to more than half going towards Association costs