Posted on Tuesday, 13 August 2019

$192,050 worth of community grants from Canterbury League Club’s 2018/2019 ClubGRANTS program was recently shared between nineteen local organisations looking to make a difference.

Recipient organisations will use the funding over the coming months to run programs that target specific issues in the community including family support, aged, disability, early childhood and youth services in the hope of improving outcomes.

Some of the programs that were funded this year include a migrant swim and water safety class, salsa dancing for seniors to encourage exercise and mobility, refurbishment of the local State Emergency Service’s response trailer, wheelchair vehicle conversions, and a program to address numeracy and literacy in primary school students.

Canterbury is a passionate supporter of the local community and every year donates over $1 million to various not-for-profit organisations, charities, schools and sporting groups as well as providing scholarships to young people. In the past year, Canterbury has supported over 120 different groups with vital funding and donations.

“Congratulations to all of our successful partner organisations this year and we look forward to sharing your stories with our Members,” said George Coorey, Chairman of Canterbury League Club.