Community Grants

Community Grants Wednesday 7th July 2010

It was a great pleasure to support our four Community Grant recipients:

Bernice Harper from “Wrap with Love” would channel monies received into the purchase of wool, for her entourage of knitters, that love to knit , but may not necessarily be able to pay for the wool, her “knitters” knit 28 squares, that are sewn together, to make a rug, and then distributed all over the world.

Daniel Murphy of FRANS (Family Resource and Network Support Inc )will use these funds ‘ to make things happen for people with disabilities’  by providing a respite to both families and carers ,whilst supporting people with disabilities to live active, and independent, lives in our community. 

Simon Berry and Sylvia Vaggio of Canada Bay Community Choir, newly formed, would use the funds to purchase music sheets for their blossoming alto, sopranos and baritone singers, he did express a lack of, and need for male singers.


Sarah Pieters of Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is a not for profit autism specific service provider, and will 

be using monies to support four families within our community.

On a final note:

Our stand in Seargent at Arms, Past President Kaye Loder informed the club that the Joker would jackpot and funds given to the lucky ticket holder. This was Past President Robert Kirby who generously donated monies from the Joker Raffle to the above community grant – recipients.

Drummoyne Rotary is still looking to fund Community Projects



Drummoyne Rotary has set aside $10,000 and wants Inner West community groups to apply for a share of the kitty.


“A portion of our annual turnover is set aside each year to fund special projects put forward by local sports, cultural, school or similar non profit community groups,” said Dr Dale Larsen, President, Drummoyne Rotary.

"We are a major contributor to many local community groups that do not get regular funding or recognition

“It is the projects like providing comfort quilts for the elderly in nursing homes (The “Stitching Hearts” Charity Group) or a shade tree for the Abbotsford Long Day Care Centre, that people never hear about, and what Drummoyne Rotary is all about.


“Our members are actively involved in fundraising and get a lot of satisfaction knowing that these grants have a positive effect in the local community.”


Last year, some of the community groups that benefited from the annual grants included:

·        Abbotsford 12 Foot Flying Squadron

·        Abbotsford Long Day Care Centre

·        Australian Breastfeeding Association – Canada Bay group

·        Croydon Cottage

·        Drummoyne Preschool Kindergarten

·        Friendship Group, St Albans Anglican Church, Five Dock

·        Home Education Association, Five Dock

·        Inner West Neighbour Aid

·        St Mark’s Primary School, Drummoyne

·        The Stitching Hearts Charity Group, Cabarita.


Groups seeking funding need to write a short executive summary (no more than 2 pages), outlining what they do, why they need funding and what it will be used for.


A committee of Rotary members will decide which projects to fund.