Community

Organisations hit jackpot as Workers Club dishes out grants

GRANT RECIPIENTS: (Back row, from left) Jenny London and Tim Stein from Realising Every Dream, Sheldon Maher and Murray Cooper from the Far North Coast Vietnam Veterans Association sub-branch, and (front) Sue Edmonds from Friends of the Nimbin Pool at Lismore Workers Club to receive grants totalling $47,100.
GRANT RECIPIENTS: (Back row, from left) Jenny London and Tim Stein from Realising Every Dream, Sheldon Maher and Murray Cooper from the Far North Coast Vietnam Veterans Association sub-branch, and (front) Sue Edmonds from Friends of the Nimbin Pool at Lismore Workers Club to receive grants totalling $47,100. Doug Eaton

FOURTEEN Northern Rivers community organisations have benefited from a share in $47,100 of grants from the Lismore Workers Club under the state ClubGRANTS scheme.

Friends of the Nimbin Pool, which received $2000, will spend its share on exercise equipment under the Fit for Nimbin initiative.

Member Sue Edmonds said the community organisation would work to establish an outdoor exercise equipment area between the pool and the bowling club, near the children's playground.

"It's an acknowledgement that having outdoor exercise equipment is very good for the community, that people can actually exercise at their own level for free in their own time on equipment that's been designed by specialists," she said.

The entire project will cost about $20,000 but Ms Edmonds said it had already received $500 from Rainbow Power and it would apply for additional funding from the Lismore City Council.

For the Far North Coast sub-branch of the Vietnam Veterans Association, its $4000 share will go towards running the welfare office and providing pension advocacy services.

Far North Coast sub-branch secretary Sheldon Maher said the grant would make a big difference to the association's 600 members.

"With the shortage of Commonwealth funding and other resources and increasing costs, it's so important," he said.

"Operating in rural and remote areas is particularly expensive because we have transport costs, with no public transport, and the communication costs are very high as well."

Disability service provider Realising Every Dream managers Jenny London and Tim Stein said its $5000 grant would be spent on upgrading its Magellan St art studio.

"The funding from the club is so we can put in an accessible sink so that the artists can access water and clean up their art supplies," Mr Stein said.

The ClubGRANTS scheme is a state initiative requiring all NSW clubs earning more than $1 million per year in gaming revenue to give a certain amount to community organisations and projects.



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