Stand Like Stone seeking project applications from local community groups

FUNDING Stand Like Stone directors Di Ind and Rhett McDonald during a visit to Bordertown in 2020.

FUNDING Stand Like Stone directors Di Ind and Rhett McDonald during a visit to Bordertown in 2020.

The Stand Like Stone Foundation is seeking applications from community groups and not-for-profits based in or servicing the Limestone Coast.

Grants of up to $10,000 will be available for local projects during the foundation's annual spring grant round, which opens on September 15.

In 2020, the foundation funded 21 projects, addressing a variety of issues including helping with food support and essential personal supplies, through to driver education for regional students.

The Keith and District Hospital benefitted from last year's funding with more than $2,175 going towards the hospital's future fund. The foundation has supported many Tatiara-based projects over the years.

Stand Like Stone's chief executive officer Anne Kerr said the foundation has proudly worked in partnership with region supporting communities right across the Limestone Coast for over 17 years.

"As funding for these projects comes directly from the community, it's everyone who has ever donated to Stand Like Stone that makes these grants possible," Mrs Kerr said.

Mrs Kerr said the impact of donations to the foundation continues to be realised every year, with donations invested to earn income which is then given back to the community annually.

"The beauty of a donation to Stand Like Stone is that 100 per cent stays local and supports this region forever through our grants and scholarships," she said.

"Grants enable us to respond to the needs of the people and communities of this region, ensuring local projects receive support. We really encourage anyone and everyone to get on board and apply."

The Small Grants are open from September 15 and close on October 31, 2021. Further information is available from: www.standlikestone.com.au.