$1.2 million in funding from Canberra Southern Cross Club helps over 300 groups

Children, chorists and charitable organisations will be just some of the beneficiaries of over $1.2 million in funding from the Canberra Southern Cross Club this financial year.

The Club will launch its season of giving on Sunday August 16 at its annual Community Grants Luncheon, where 73 community, social and charitable organisations will receive an annual grant.

Throughout the year the Club will provide over $1.2 million to over 300 groups, including disability, craft, education, youth and medical support associations.

Club Board Member and Community Grants Committee Chairperson Kim Marshall said the Club continues its proud history of supporting the community and has provided more than $14 million in cash grants and in kind assistance.

We know the $1.2 millionwe are providing this year enables many groups to exist and enhance the lives of Canberrans,” she said.

“Whether it be our support of the ACT Muscular Dystrophy Association, Canberra Carols by Candlelight run by the Woden Valley Youth Choir, Karinya House, Palliative Care ACT and all of the many small volunteer organisations we assist, each and every group plays an important role in our community.”

Mrs Marshall said the luncheon would feature a presentation from Wizard League and ACT Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group discussing the difference the grants make to their organisations.

Chifley Preschool Parents Association President Cindy Fisher said “On behalf of the CPPA I would like to thank CSCC for their very kind donation this year”. CPPA “are very excited and looking forward to the further enhancement of the outdoor learning environment at the preschool!”.

“Thank you to the Southern Cross Club for the financial grant to Faith and Light Canberra – this will be of great assistance in enabling us to support people with an intellectual disability and their families” said Peter Frazer, Community Coordinator at Faith and Light.

The Canberra Southern Cross Club opened in August, 1972, and now has four hospitality venues, five gyms, two basketball stadiums and the MV Southern Cross. It employs nearly 500 people and has over 83,000 Members.

Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory Andrew Barr and Leader of the ACT Opposition Jeremy Hanson will attend Sunday’s luncheon, which starts at midday at the Club’s Woden venue.