Cabonne Shire Council’s Community Assistance Program (CAP) has approved $6,000 in funding for Canowindra Public School to install a shade shelter over the new school playground equipment installed in 2016.
Treasurer of the Canowindra Public School P&C Tamara Pearce applied for the grant on behalf of the group and was thrilled with the result.
Under the program not-for-profit community groups were invited to apply for community related projects on non-commercial facilities. Grants are then allocated on a 50:50 basis, but communities can provide their half of the funding through voluntary labour or in-kind contributions.
“The grant is allocated on a 50:50 basis, so the P&C will be matching the $6,000 donated by Cabonne Council,” said Tamara.
Julie Fliedner, Vice President of the P&C said “We are very elated to receive this funding from Cabonne Council, the P&C thought that they would be fundraising all year to have enough funds to have the shade shelter installed.”
Construction of the shade shelter will commence during these school holidays and will be ready to go shortly after the children return just in time for spring in the playground. Canobolas Canvas from Orange will be installing the shade for the P&C.
The P&C were also very happy to report a successful movie night held during the last week of Term 2 for the children, and want to thank Giddi Up for the wonderful Pizzas – the kids loved it!
By Sarah Maynard