Giving grants for community projects

Pictured from left: Ruth Edwards, Anna Burley, John Williamson, Uniting Church Chairperson, and Trudi Edman.
Pictured from left: Ruth Edwards, Anna Burley, John Williamson, Uniting Church Chairperson, and Trudi Edman.

Gloucester Uniting Church presented funding to three successful community groups from the Community Grants Program.

Awardee, Bucketts Way Neighbourhood Group was represented by chief operating officer, Anna Burley at the presentation.

The group’s project is to build a community kitchen that will have two primary aims

  • Provide a training and skill development facility for Gloucester area in particular for the unemployed or under employed to enable them to gain employment in the hospitality industry.
  • to upgrade the Meals on Wheels service from a frozen meal delivery to a fresh and or hot meal.

The Uniting Church has granted $9,250 toward the total project cost of an estimated $134,000.

Another awardee, Gloucester Public School Parents and Citizens (P&C) Association was represented by vice-president, Ruth Edwards.

The P&C’s project is to build a 17 by 12 metre Covered Outdoor Learning Area (COLA) to provide sun protection for the students.

$9,250 was granted by the church toward the total project cost of $27,000.

The final awardee, Gloucester High School was represented by relieving principal, Trudi Edman.

GHS’s project is to relaunch the breakfast club two days a week, providing a wholesome meal to those students who miss breakfast.

The church has granted $1,500 toward the total project cost of $1,750.