Eire Announces Community Partnerships 2020
Young people and families are the focus for the Eire Constructions Community Partnerships 2020 with the announcement that eight applicants will benefit from an injection of funds across categories including major events, health promotion, education and junior sport.
“We’re delighted to invest in the future of young people in the region through our community partnerships program,” said Tadhg Kelliher, Eire Constructions Group Managing Director.
“Children and young people in regional communities have different experiences to those who live in cities. We’re keen to invest early to give them opportunities to boost their educational, social and sporting opportunities. We also recognise the importance of improved access to mental health services.”
“This year we reviewed some wonderful projects across all categories. We’d love to support them all and welcome future applications. For 2020 our focus is on young people – an investment in future generations,” added Tadhg.
Eire selected three Major Partners for 2020 within three categories:
- ArtWalk Port Macquarie presented by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council received the Event category funding. ArtWalk is a family friendly event engaging families and children of all ages in culture and the arts through street installations and pop up performances.
- Hastings Secondary College received the Education category funding. Two new STEM hubs at the Westport Campus and Port Macquarie Campus will give students the opportunity to experience a modern, creative and productive environment to engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) with a particular focus on robotics and coding.
- Tacking Point Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) received the Junior Sport category funding. Naming rights sponsorship will support the Junior Nippers program to fund essential equipment for Nippers.
Eire selected three Regional Impact Grant recipients within three categories:
- Luminosity Youth Summit received Event category funding. Luminosity Youth Summit is a national three day forum uplifting young people to explore dangerous ideas for success. The event ignites creativity, excellence and entrepreneurship and fosters purpose and well-being amongst attendees aged 15 – 25. This will be the Summits seventh year giving regional youth access to national and international high profile speakers, experts and thought leaders on the NSW Mid North Coast.
- headspace received Health Promotion category funding. The Amazing Race for your head space is a fun and challenging race around Port Macquarie during October for Mental Health Month. headspace provides early intervention mental health services to 12 to 25 year olds and assistance in promoting young people’s wellbeing. The project offers regional young people the opportunity to have a fun, active day whilst raising awareness for mental health and much needed headspace services. The project gives people access to an event that fosters positive social connections and inclusion.
- Hastings Education Fund received the Education category funding. The HEF offers financial assistance and support to students in the Hastings municipality as they transition from school to further education, training or into an apprenticeship. Grants are based on two main criteria: financial and circumstantial need and the commitment shown by the student to achieving their further education and career goals.
Eire awarded two small grants for the 2020 funding round:
- Ronald McDonald Family Retreat Forster – Health Category. The Ronald McDonald Family Retreat Forster offers families with a seriously ill child or who have lost a child, a much needed break and a chance to reconnect. The Cabin Sponsorship supports a special family holiday for families with a seriously ill or injured child, allowing them to make precious memories that will last a lifetime without any financial burden.
- Kendall Tennis Club received the Junior Sport Category funds. The Kendal Tennis Club is one of the most active clubs in New South Wales. As a club totally run by volunteers they coordinate six junior programs each week involving over 120 kids.
Thanks to everyone who applied for this round of funding. We wish applicants all the best with their projects and encourage other businesses to support local not-for-profits and community groups. For more information about our Community Partnerships follow us on Facebook.