Grant boosts garden’s digital reach

Corowa RSL Club President Jenni Delany (second from right) presents a $2,500 cheque to Corowa Community Garden members Sally Hughes, Debbie Harrison, David Sloane and Paula Rich.

The Corowa Community Garden’s impact on the local community will grow thanks to a $2,500 grant awarded by the Corowa RSL Club.

The grant will go towards the organisation’s ‘Growing and Connecting Community’ project in which volunteer members will go live with a brand-new website.

The project seeks to engage older and disadvantaged members of the community and newcomers to the Corowa Community Garden using media and technology. Having a website with a monthly newsletter attached will help members to stay in touch with the community and encourage participation which has both mental and physical health benefits.

Corowa Community Garden’s president Sally Hughes and Secretary Debbie Harrison thanked the Corowa RSL Club for their contribution to bring the project to life.

“The funding will be used to develop our website which will have information about our garden, the monthly newsletter, events, history, and how to become a volunteer,” Ms Harrison said.

“We’d like to thank the Corowa RSL Club for their ongoing support. It’s very much appreciated,” Ms Hughes added.

Each year through ClubGRANTS, clubs across NSW provide support to tens of thousands of local community organisations, sporting groups, and charities that make a difference in their local area.

“These ClubGRANTS are just one of the many ways The Corowa RSL Club is able to provide support, services, and facilities for the betterment of our local community,” Corowa RSL Club CEO Peter Norris said.

With more than $1 billion in funding provided since the program’s inception, ClubGRANTS is without doubt one of the largest and most effective grants programs in Australia. The program is made possible through the support of NSW clubs, local councils, and the NSW Government.

Established in 2013, the Corowa Community Garden provides access to low-cost healthy produce as well as a meeting spot for social interaction for people. Anyone with a love of gardening or just a love of being a part of a social gathering is welcome to drop in and see they can become involved.