Community Kickstart Grant – The Winner Is…
Thank you to all our local Community Groups / Volunteers who submitted a proposal for this grant. Our judges were blown away by the work that you do for our communities to help those who are less fortunate. Thank you again to everyone who applied!
And the winner is…
The winner of the ISPT Community Kickstart Grant is Coolum HeARTs Inc.
About their submission and how they will use the grant to ‘break the cycle’.
Coolum HeArts Inc provide affordable access to music and the arts to all, including those living with significant challenges in their lives, for example those with mental or physical illness or
disability, domestic violence, effects of drug and alcohol abuse, social isolation,
homelessness or long-term unemployment.
Through seven years of dedication by their volunteers, Coolum HeARTs Inc (CHI) has become a registered not-for-profit organisation cementing this inclusive artistic environment into the heart of Coolum Beach. They purchase as many supplies and services as possible from local retailers to give back to the community. CHI, with the support of local businesses and individuals has been able to provide a free Christmas Day lunch for the past six years held in the Coolum Community Centre. (The only one of its kind on the Sunshine Coast, we think!) This community event was born from their belief that no-one should be alone on Christmas Day.
CHI has asked for the funding to purchase art and craft supplies to be used in their activities
workshops eg paints, canvases, musical equipment, tiles for mosaics, sundry items such as
glues, brushes and also equipment required for new classes planned for 2021 such as
photography, drama and movement and acyrlic pouring.