Community Grants Feedback

The Canberra Southern Cross Club has received much feedback from the 2015 Community Grants recipients. Here’s a selection received by the Club from the many diverse organisations making a positive difference to the Canberra community.

We also won the ClubsACT 2015 Community Partnership award for the work we do with our community partners.


On behalf of the ACT Children’s Week Committee I would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Southern Cross Club for the ongoing support you give to us. Your generous sponsorship will again enable the Children’s Week Committee to provide refreshments for all who attended the 2015 Launch and Awards ceremony. The support of the Southern Cross Club is highly significant to the success of Children’s Week each year.

Narelle Hargreaves OAM JP, President


We wish to express our thanks to the Canberra Southern Cross Club for your support. Once again the event was an impressive occasion which goes to show your concern for the community, mostly through small groups who are making a difference in our city.

Audrey Smith, President


Thank you so much for the generous donation the Canberra Southern Cross Club has given us this year to assist with the provision of food hampers to the needy in our region. It will be put to good use.

Martyn Ritchard, Director


Thank you for your generous support to Faith and Light Canberra. Faith and Light works throughout the year to create a sense of community to many people with intellectual disability living in the ACT and surrounding districts. Your generous donation will assist Faith and Light to continue to bulid this important work.

Peter Frazer, Community Coordinator


I am writing to thank the Canberra Southern Cross Club for its continued financial support. This support, in partnership with the Snow Foundation enables Karinya to employ a caseworker to facilitate Karinya House weekly groups and also provide casework support to clients. We are deligted to acknowledge the Canberra Southern Cross Club as one of our valued corporate partners and look forward to our continued association. Your generosity and support enables Karinya to make a real difference and create positive outcomes for women and children who are among the most disenfranchised in our community.

Marie-Louise Corkhill, Director


Thanks to your support, Pegasus continues to make a difference in the lives of people with a disability throughout the ACT and south-west NSW. Our pony activities include mounted and un-mounted programs. They enable the horse and rider to be as one. The horse emulates that of a human walk-improving coordination, muscle development and fitness- and their unobtrusive and gentle nature helps build confidence and self-esteem. Your gift will assist us to both maintain and broaden our services to people with a disability, young and old, families and carers. Thank you.

Jane Thompson, Executive Officer


On behalf of our members and volunteers of the Onward Stroke Club I am very happy to thank the Canberra Southern Cross Club Community Support Grant Committee for your very generous support. The Onward Stroke Club id a very small group of people who have suffered Stroke or like illness, and the money will be used to enable the group to have excursions and enable us to provide a Christmas Party with gifts and the end of the year for members and family. Thank you very much.

Beverley Cadden, Co-ordinator


On behalf of the Sleep Apnoea Association of the ACT, I would like to forward to the Canberra Southern Cross Club our sincere appreciation and thank you for our Grant. The funds will assist the organisation to continue in its core role of providing support, assistance and advice to many diagnosed and undiagnosed sufferers of the sleeping disorder known as obstructive sleep apnoea. I would also like to thank the Canberra Southern Cross Club Executive and the staff for the excellent presentation luncheon.

Angelo Barich, Treasurer


On behalf of my fellow songbirds, I would like to sincerely thank you for our grant. Your consistent support enables us to continue what we do. That our small contribution has been acknowledged makes us feel not only humble but valued, as providing a worthwhile service to the community in which we live. Your financial assistance is very much appreciated and will help us continue to hopefully making a small difference to our members and our audiences.

Janelle Burns, Manager


We would like to thank the Canberra Southern Cross Club for selecting the Tuggeranong 55 Plus Club to be part of your Community Grants for 2015. It is greatly appreciated and will help us produce and mail information to our members. Our two representatives that attended the luncheon thoroughly enjoyed it. They now have a great appreciation of the wonderful support you give to so many groups and organisations.

Linda McDonell, Secretary


I would like to thank the Canberra Southern Cross Club most sincerely for your wonderful donation to aid support to the Australian Reserve Forces Day Council receives no public funding we rely entirely on donations to continue our work supporting the Reserve Forces both currently serving members and former reservists. Your donation will enable us to maintain our program of prizes awarded to the most outstanding cadet below senior rank in each of the Units. Your support to our prize-giving program will help to encourage future leaders for both the community in general and for the Australian Defence Force, both permanent and reserve components. Thank you once again.

J V Johnson, Chairman