Canterbury League Club has always been a large community supporter and this year is no different with 17 local organisations sharing a local area ClubGrants funding pool of $208,786.
Local organisations use the funding to run specific health and social welfare programs that assist different groups in need within the local community. Some of this year’s recipients include Canterbury Hospital to purchase a new skin graft tool, Sir Roden & Lady Cutler Foundation to buy a new Pick Me Up vehicle to shuttle clients to their doctor’s appointments, Life Education’s Healthy Harold program visiting kids at local schools, and to purchase a new freezer for Canterbury Meals on Wheels.
In a major milestone, Canterbury’s successful partnership in conjunction with other local clubs to work with Learning Links to tackle literacy and numeracy has been increased for 2018. This additional funding will allow Learning Links to take on additional schools in the area and help even more children with learning difficulties improve their literacy and numeracy.
Other organisations who have benefitted this year from the ClubGrants program include Miracle Babies, Youth Off The Streets, Horizon Theatre, The Northcott Society, and Koorana Child & Family Services.
“Every year Canterbury donates over $1 million to approximately 120 different recipients who use this money to fund vital programs within the local community which tackle a range of issues like children’s obesity, disconnected youth, and caring for seniors and people with disabilities,” said Dr George Peponis OAM, Chairman of Canterbury League Club.