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Playford Men's Shed

Published on 8 Dec 2022 in Community News
Man with Woodwork at Mens Shed

Close to $10,000 worth of community grants have been distributed in Adelaide’s north as part of the latest round of annual funding from the Playford Alive Initiatives Fund.

More than three quarters of a million dollars in grant funding has so far been distributed to community groups within the Playford Alive project area which includes the suburbs of Smithfield Plains, Davoren Park, Munno Para, Andrews Farm and Eyre.

The Fund, set up in 2009, is designed to support projects and initiatives which protect and enhance the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of the local community and improve community participation.

Playford Alive Project Director Mark Collins said a portion of every land sale within Playford Alive secured by Renewal SA and SA Housing Authority, as well as the AV Jennings development at Eyre, is allocated to the fund.

Playford Men’s Shed Vice President Phil Mottlee said the group’s $900 grant would go towards materials to make wooden book libraries, and mud kitchens for local schools, childcare centres and kindergartens.

We can’t survive without these grants. We’re looking to make six book libraries by Christmas, which Kiwanis will distribute in the community and the rest of the money will go to towards mud kitchens, which the kids love.

When we deliver them, you can have 30, 40, 50 kids fighting to get to it, so you feel like you are appreciated, and the effort we put in is worth it.

Mr Mottlee
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