The Rotary Club of Encounter Bay became managers of the Goolwa Wharf and Port Elliot Rotary Markets in January 2014 and at that stage the Market management committee agreed that a proportion of the funds from the markets should be dispersed to local volunteer and community groups. This has become an annual distribution

Groups seeking funding support can apply at any stage. $15000 is available immediately with grants up to $1500.

Click HERE for a grant application form.



Graham Ackland, Colin Ekers, Laurie Hepworth, President Alan Kluske, Stephen Corbally, Deidre Hughes, Market Director, Amanda Dean (obscured), Brad Butler, Lorraine Pomery, Carole Richardson, Sue Vincent, John Francis, Anthea Sibley

Graham Ackland: Guide Dogs for the Blind Guide Dog Service

John Francis: Southern Fleurieu Cancer Support and Resource Group
Colin Eckers: Southern Fleurieu Historical Museum

Lorraine Pomery: Port Elliot Branch of the National Trust
Anthea Sibley and Mary Crosby: Port Elliot Netball Club
Stephen Corbally: Port Elliot Town and Foreshore Improvement Association - Friends of Waterport Heritage Reserve
Amanda Dean and Simonne Slade: Chiton Rocks Surf Life Saving Club

Brad Butler: Fleurieu Community Foundation
John and Sue Vincent: Riding for the Disabled

Lauri Hepworth and Carole Richardson: Clayton Bay Nursery and Environment Group

The ten organisations who received $1000 for their projects in the first round of funding were:


Port Elliot and Goolwa Surf Life Saving Clubs who were both funded for multi-purpose trailers, Port Elliot Primary School for the renovation of the vegetable garden, the Goolwa campus of Investigator College for grounds work at the Environmental site at Currency Creek, Goolwa Primary School for an upgrade of the Sand Dune area, Wildlife Welfare Organisation for a Seabird/Pelican enclosure, Southern Breakers Soccer Club to provide equipment and uniforms for their 200 junior boys and girls, Hindmarsh Island Land Care to update signage at the Murray Mouth Lookout and signage when planting near roadside, Oscar W for an upgrade of the kitchen area in the Riverboat Centre and Port Elliot Town and Foreshore Improvement Association to purchase a rainwater tank for the Dog Park 

Dinner Meeting May 1st 2014. Market Proceeds Distribution Night
Round One Recipients of Goolwa & Port Elliot Market proceeds
- $1000 PER ORGANISATION — are Veronica Teague, Wildlife Welfare; Graham Pratt, Oscar W; Rena Robinson Wildlife Welfare; Peter Francis. Port Elliot SLSC; Gill Houlihan, President; Brenton Hudson, Port Elliot Primary; Deidre Hughes, Market Manager; Jodie Alsop, Port Elliot PS; Quentin Munro, Southern Breakers; Jill Masters, Hindmarsh Island Landcare; Ruth Miller - Port Elliot Dog Park; Ashley Foote, Goolwa Primary School; and Maurice Perry, Goolwa SLSC.