Last month almost $17,000 was handed out to local Two Wells community groups in the third round of the Two Wells Community Fund.
The fund – a joint initiative between Adelaide Plains Council and the Hickinbotham Group – allocated $16,909 to projects aimed at improving services, community involvement and participation, and small construction in the Two Wells township.
Club representatives received their cheques from MLC John Dawkins on June 10, with Hickinbotham’s Ruth Vagnarelli, and Adelaide Plains Council mayor Mark Wasley also in attendance.
Mr Dawkins said the fund was a great example of business and local government working together in partnership to benefit the community, while APC mayor, Mark Wasley acknowledged the efforts of local community and sporting groups.
“That’s the purpose of this fund, to help those small, grassroots groups in the community,” he said.
The Two Wells Craft Shop received a grant of $2,235 to continue improvements to its community garden project, specifically the improved catchment and retention of rainwater.
St Paul’s Anglican Church received a grant of $4,174 to construct a shelter and upgrade carpet at the church.
St Joseph’s Catholic Church received a grant of $7,500 to complete long-held building projects and enlarge its floor space.
The Two Wells Bowling Club received a grant of $3,000 to purchase 10 sets of bowls for community use.
A fourth round of grants has not been ruled out, so watch this space.