Our Kleenheat Community Grants program supports local groups, charities, and not-for-profit organisations doing great things in communities across the Northern Territory and regional Western Australia.
One of the five Grants categories, Health and Wellbeing, rewarded organisations that were proactive in championing the many benefits of a healthy mind and body.
An active and interactive lifestyle goes a long way towards helping us stay focused, grow healthy relationships, avoid unnecessary stress, and reduce the risk of long-term health problems.
The Alice Springs Outback Anglers Club plays an important role in connecting the community and maintaining the health and wellbeing of its club members.
They received a $1,000 Kleenheat Community Grant for restoration work they had planned for the club kitchen, so they can have a larger, more welcoming and inclusive space available to their members when participating in social events, activities and of course, fishing.
Supporting an active and inclusive community
What is the Alice Springs Outback Anglers Club?
Alice Springs Outback Anglers was established in the late 90s and provided a unique fishing club experience in Central Australia. The actual Club ‘shed’ is located at King Ash Bay in the Gulf of Carpentaria in the Northern Territory, approximately 40km from Borroloola and 1,250km from Alice Springs.
The Anglers are made up of a group of like-minded individuals that share a common interest of responsible fishing, the outdoors, and fellowship.
The Club encourages a mutual respect toward all members as well as a vested interest in their core values of Family, Fishing and Fellowship, particularly when participating in activities, competitions and when inviting guests and new members into the Club.
How did the Club use the $1,000 Kleenheat Community Grant?
With the grant and further assistance from local businesses, the Club was able to modernise its kitchen space into a more practical space. The kitchen can now accommodate multiply fishing groups at once.
The Club installed two new stainless steel benchtops with storage, hot and cold water plumbed into each sink and new gas lines plumbed into the two existing stove ovens.
“We would like to thank Kleenheat, Barker Hume Homes – Jason, Judy & Phil Barker & the Team, The Cabinet Shop – David Bloomer & the Team, KerrBuild Pty Ltd T/As Alice Powder Coating – Phillip & Leonie Kerr & the Team and Greg Boaz – ASAO Member.”
Connecting the local community
The Alice Springs Outback Anglers Club provides a facility for all Centralians and members to use when fishing out of King Ash Bay. The Club connects with its community through its Facebook page, promoting and educating on responsible fishing while encouraging its youth to enjoy the outdoors while socialising.
Every two years the Club organises a fishing trip to King Ash Bay where they compete with the Tennant Creek Fishing Club.
Their next fishing competition will be help in October 2021 and will include a variety of activities and social events.
Learning more about Alice Springs Outback Anglers
The Alice Springs Outback Anglers Club encourages anyone that is a member or in the company of a member or any family of a member to join in, in their activities. While the majority of their members are based in and around Alice Springs, they do have some interstate members.
If you or someone you know would like to join the Alice Springs Outback Anglers Club, you can do via a few options. Registration and annual fees apply, however, these are minimal.
- Join in at their next monthly meeting,
- Be nominated by a current member and seconder,
- Application forms are available via their Facebook page or,
- Email the Club directly and they will email you an application form
Learn more about our other Northern Territory-based Kleenheat Community Grant recipients.
Stay tuned for our next round of Kleenheat Community Grants.
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