Grants to upgrade community facilities

COMMUNITY: Cindy Hannemann, Kathy Quinn, Naomi Carrick-Hobbs, Sarah Meyer, Darryl Petherick, Les Edwards, Don Hauschild and Leanne Jacobs, with mayor Phil Cameron. Photo: Supplied.
COMMUNITY: Cindy Hannemann, Kathy Quinn, Naomi Carrick-Hobbs, Sarah Meyer, Darryl Petherick, Les Edwards, Don Hauschild and Leanne Jacobs, with mayor Phil Cameron. Photo: Supplied.

Community facilities across the Cleve district will be receiving upgrades as the Cleve District Council distributes its most recent round of community grants.

Nine non-for-profit groups were successful in applying for grants of up to $4000.

Receiving the maximum funds was the Arno Bay Community Sporting Association for air conditioning, the Arno Bay District Bowling Club to go towards clubroom roofing, the Darke Peak Community Sporting Complex for a kitchen servery replacement and the Cleve Gym Works for a sound system and gym equipment.

Other successful grants include $3850 for plumbing upgrades at the Mangalo Hall $3600 for a metal lathe for the Cleve and Districts Men's Shed and $3000 to for protection of memorabilia at the Arno Bay War Memorial Hall.

Outside the nine successful applications, two additional projects will be added to the council's budget.

The council will be contributing $2000 towards replacing the Yeldulknie Weir barbecue following a request from the Cleve Lions.

$4000 has also been committed to the inaugural Arno Bay Long Lunch, an event proposed by the Arno Bay Progress Association modelled on the Port Lincoln Long Lunch and the Coffin Bay Day on the Bay.

The proposed event aims to build on the current strong event culture in the town, with events such as the Arno Bay New Year's Day and recent Halloween Night drawing strong crowds to the town.

The event, currently planned for mid-February, invites local community groups to participate in a tour of the town, with each group providing a small tasting menu promoting local produce along the way.