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Source: Stand Like Stone

OneFortyOne Inaugural Grant Round Recipients Announced

Stand Like Stone is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural OneFortyOne Community Capacity Building Grants. Limestone Coast Communities were invited to apply for funding for charitable projects of up to $20,000. Eligible projects were assessed on their ability to grow communities and progress them towards self-sustainability. The grant round was made possible through a funding partnership between the Stand Like Stone Foundation and OneFortyOne Plantations, and provides funding of $20,000 each year for a three-year period, to be granted to charitable projects that build capacity within Limestone Coast communities.

“OneFortyOne Plantations is very pleased with the initial grant round with our partners Stand Like Stone Foundation. The success of the first year of this partnership confirms our belief that, with the Stand Like Stone Foundation, we can make a difference and support the communities in which we operate build for the future,” says Owen Trumper, Chief Operating Officer of OneFortyOne Plantations.

Eight applications were received for the inaugural grant round seeking over $118,000 in total.
From these applications the Stand Like Stone Foundation has allocated $20,000 to two charitable projects in 2014.

The successful projects are Organisation Name of project Grant Amount Millicent High School (Mount Gambier Independent Learning Centre) Mount Schank Hall Development $20,000.00
Naracoorte High School (Naracoorte Independent Learning Centre) Project Abroad HHHH with the ILC $10,000.00
The Mount Gambier Independent Learning Centre has been granted $20,000 for the Mount Schank Hall Development Project. The funding will be phased, with $10,000 paid in 2014 and a further $10,000 to be paid in 2015. The project will see the renovation of the Mount
Schank Hall into a family home. It allows for a real life learning experience for students at the Independent Learning Centre, as they progress towards achieving their SACE. The project builds community capacity through growing the students’ skills via instruction in trades,
literacy, numeracy, as well as cultural, physical and mental development. The project grows the community of Mt Schank, resulting in an additional family home and introduction of people into the community. Monies received from sale of the completed hall will then be
channelled into further projects to benefit students at the Mount Gambier Independent Learning Centre.

The Naracoorte Independent Learning Centre has been granted $10,000 for “Project Abroad”. Fourteen students from the Naracoorte Independent Learning Centre will take part in Project Abroad, which assists students to achieve life-skills, whilst completing SACE credits and culminates in a trip to Cambodia for the participants. The long-term aim of the project is to build leadership capacity and a self-sustainable mentoring group focussing on the wellbeing of youth in the Naracoorte area. Outcomes will include personal growth of participants, including the heightened development of a sense of community spirit and responsibility.
”The Mt Gambier and Naracoorte Independent Learning Centres’ have embarked on meaningful programs which will contribute to preparing the youth of our communities for the future. We are pleased to be supporting them and their endeavours in this regard. While we were unable to meet all application requests, I would like to encourage the unsuccessful proponents to continue on in their efforts and wish them every success in their projects”, says Owen Trumper, Chief Operating Officer of OneFortyOne Plantations.

“The Board of Stand Like Stone is excited to announce the inaugural recipients of the OneFortyOne grants. It was pleasing to see the high standard of applications received and this made the decision of the Board a difficult one.” Stand Like Stone, Chairman, Sue Charlton AM says. “We feel that the Independent Learning Centres are in a unique position to impart life long skills to assist youth in our region and the outcomes of the selected projects will have a significant positive impact on the communities of Naracoorte, Mount Gambier and Mount Schank.”

There will be a presentation of cheques to the successful recipients as follows:
• Naracoorte Independent Learning Centre 9.00 am, Wednesday 14th May, Naracoorte ILC, 6 Ormerod Street, Naracoorte
• Mt Gambier Independent Learning Centre 10.00 am, Wednesday 21st May, Mt Gambier ILC, 5 Percy Street, Mount Gambier
The OneFortyOne Community Capacity Building grants are available for a further 2 years,
with the next round opening in February 2015. Information is available from
http://www.standlikestone.com.au or through contacting Stand Like Stone Executive Officer on 8721 0480.

Source: Stand Like Stone


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