COMMUNITY GRANTS: 2022
The Rotary Club of Encounter Bay has continued to give valuable service to the community of the Southern Fleurieu through a Community Grants Programme. Money raised through our Rotary Markets and other income raised is distributed to applicants who are providing community services deserving of financial support. As a general rule, this program limits each grant to $1000 with the organisation being supported by contributing any additional funds needed to achieve its goals. Applications will be called for in September with funding in October. Larger grants may be issued to significant projects supported by the Rotary Club of Encounter Bay.
Examples of small grants issued in recent years are on this web page.
Grants Distribution 2021
COMMUNITY GRANTS: 2021
The Rotary Club of Encounter Bay has continued to give valuable service to the community of the Southern Fleurieu through the Community Grants Programme. Using funds from our Rotary Market income, we donated almost $10000 to local groups in June.
Community Grants Distribution:
- Victor Harbor Lutheran Church Purchase of a defibrillator for emergency use by the 20 community groups that use the church facilities.
- South Coast Environment Centre To support a young, local resident to publish his book “Birds of the Hindmarsh River Trails”
- Victor Dragons Inc Construction of a storage & maintenance facility at Encounter Bay Sporting Precinct.
- Friends of the Hindmarsh River Estuary Group Purchase 2 ‘tree poppers’ to remove invasive saplings from the estuary area.
- Victor Harbor Regional Art Gallery Upgrade signage in keeping with the historical precinct.
- South Coast Christian Community Care A helping hand to those in need (Various)
- Open Light Community Garden Build an espalier fence for fruit trees.
- Pt Elliot Town & Foreshore Imp Committee Create an artistic defining feature in Contemplation Site (Soldiers Memorial Gardens).
Grants Distribution 2020
COMMUNITY GRANTS: 2020
The Rotary Club of Encounter Bay handed out over $10,000 as follows.
1] RADIO ALEXANDRINA
To provide a facility for presenters to pre-programme their shows remotely to allow more flexibility in programming.
2] ALEXANDRINA WILDLIFE SUPPORT GROUP
Keeping rescued wildlife fed during COVID 19 crisis as Op Shop (main source of funding) is closed.To buy basic food supplies for animals in care
3] VICTOR HARBOR SOCIAL DANCING ASSOC. INC. Grant is to be used to replace the boards with the dance program on, with a projector to show the dance program on the wall saving peoples backs, there are over 100 different dance styles painted on plywood boards that were put in a wooden frame.
John & Ann Fidge
4] PORT ELLIOT TENNIS CLUB
Upgrade toilets at the tennis club
5] ENCOUNTER BAY FAMILY HISTORY GROUP
To provide volunteer researchers and community participants with shelter from the elements when offering free family history help sessions at outdoor venues.
6] VICTOR HARBOR HOCKEY CLUB
Clubroom verandah and disabled access extension.
7] RIDING FOR THE DISABLED
Purchase materials to upgrade arena.
8] SOUTHERN FLEURIEU HISTORICAL MUSEUM
To construct a purpose built admin. office.
9] SOUTHERN FLEURIEU HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL
To purchase a medical emergency trolley to be used by the medical emergency team for the management of medical treatment of acutely deteriorating patients across the South Coast District Hospital site. L-R Jacqueline Nickels
Associate Nurse Unit Manager Bianca McCumisky
Nurse Unit Manager Mike McRa
Grants Distribution 2019
Grants Distribution 2018
COMMUNITY GRANTS: 2019
The Rotary Club of Encounter Bay handed out $19,850 worth of funding to groups around the Fleurieu through its community grants program.
On Thursday, May 2, the club distributed the grants to 16 south coast organisations at a special dinner at McCracken Country Club.
The groups to receive grants were Hindmarsh Valley Progress Association, Radio Alexandrina (Alex FM), Southern Fleurieu Historical Museum, Wildlife Welfare Organisation SA, South Coast Athletic Centre, Encounter Bay Football Club, Whalers Peninsula Community Association, Probus Club of Victor Harbor/Granite Island, Granite Community Band, Harborites Ukulele Group, Open Light Community Garden, Tiny Tails Rescue, Port Elliot Surf Lifesaving Club, Milang and District Historical Society, Fleurieu Hooded Plover Volunteer Program, and Victor Harbor Sea Scouts.
2018 recipients include:
1. Encounter Bay Family History Group: to purchase a laptop and software to facilitate research, community workshops and projects.
2. Encounter Bay Netball Club: to purchase a new PC for the Club.
3. Southern Fleurieu Historical Museum: for professional signage in a larger format as their current small format is no longer adequate.
4. Victor Harbor Dragons: To purchase a gazebo to protect against all weather conditions and a “feather” banner to promote the club when attending race meetings
5. Goolwa Surf Life Saving Club: to purchase a laerdal airway management trainer
6. Pt Elliot Tennis Club: to purchase new net posts and nets to complement recent improvements to provide quality facilities for the community.
7. Victor Harbor Archery Club: to purchase a new Archery Target and frame to use in beginners’ courses and to start “come and try”
8. Alexandrina Connect Inc./The Community Centre, Goolwa: to contribute to the purchase of a small business which provides merchandise embroidery to both Councils and most sporting clubs
9. Fleurieu Male Choir: to purchase a powered speaker, microphone and stands to enable them to provide accompaniment when their accompanist is unavailable and to assist artists so all can hear.
10. Riding for the Disabled: to build a small storage shed and cement floor to store hay for when horses are kept at the centre overnight before a riding day.
11. Harborites Ukulele Group: to purchase 3 instrument microphones and 1 vocal microphone to provide entertainment to senior groups.
2017 recipients include:
1) Park Run Victor Harbor – to purchase a defibrillator
2) Port Elliot Computing Centre –to purchase a data projector
3) Port Elliot Tennis Club – to purchase playground equipment
4) U3A – to purchase a TV and DVD player
5) Victor Harbor City Band – to purchase chairs to be used at performances, in addition to banners & signs
6) Victor Harbor Dragons – for First Aid training
7) Wildcat Celtics – to purchase playing tops
8) Port Elliot Surf Lifesaving Club – to purchase a rescue board and waist bag kits
9) Victor Harbor Croquet Club – to purchase and erect a storage shed
MAJOR PROJECT SUPPORT GRANTS:
THE ROTARY CLUB OF ENCOUNTER BAY helped make possible the development of a Men's Shed in Martha Close Victor Harbor with a grant of $40,000 over two years. From 35 members in 2018, numbers have increased dramatically to approximate 150 in 2022. The shed has evolved proving invaluable assistance to the community, while meeting the men's health needs addressing areas of real concern to those inn their latter years. The shed is valued over $1 m and members are proud of both the facility and the value it holds for all men.
EDUCATION DISADVANTAGE GRANTS TO 'FLO':
The Club has provided support to FLO over many years,including funding for the purchase of new computers. Assistance has also been given to encourage students to attend the very successful local Road-safe Youth Driving Awareness program which is run by the club. Funding enabled students from FLO to take part in the 14-day Wilderness Therapy Expedition which (while similar to South Australia’s long-standing Operation Flinders program), is run on a therapeutic base.
Grants Distribution 2017
Mens Shed March 2018
FLO students - Participants
Club members are actively involved in activities that support our environment. Each June (except during COVID) the club has worked with the Victor Harbor City Council as part of a tree planting exercise. The most recent focus has been on planting coastal shrubs at Kent Reserve.
OTHER SIGNIFICANT RECENT PROGRAMMES.
Wal Bradley Award. Click HERE for details
Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA). Click HERE for details
Leasing a vehicle ($8500 pa) to support the SCOTS scheme from Victor Harbor
Providing $10,000 to support the homeless efforts of the Fleurieu Community Foundation.
Contributions to VH City Council for shelter on Granite island ($20,000) and improvements to Kent reserve ($3000).