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Kleenheat Community Grants rewarding local people, local groups and local communities across the NT

Our grants program is supporting local groups and organisations doing great things in communities across the Northern Territory and Regional WA.

Charities, organisations, and not-for-profit groups are often the back-bone of our local communities. That’s why our Kleenheat Community Grants program is designed to help these local go-getters continue to make a positive difference.

So far our $1,000 grants have been making a difference to community initiatives across categories that focus on keeping communities connected, maintaining good health and wellbeing, and inspiring learning experiences in youth.

Local people, local groups, local communities

So far we’re excited to grant eight Northern Territory-based applicants with a donation of $1,000 each to help them continue their great work.

Who: Palmerston and Litchfield Seniors Association Inc.

Grant category: Connected Communities

What do they do?: Run entirely by volunteers, their aim is to enhance the quality of seniors’ wellbeing with a series of events throughout the year. These include bingo, morning teas, movies, bus trips and lunches.

How the organisation plans to spend their grant: The grant will be used to host Kleenheat Community Grant Movies, allowing monthly movies for seniors at Event Cinemas at Palmerston.  Movies will be subsidised by this grant.  It is expected that in excess of 100 seniors will attend the August Movie.

Where are they based? Palmerston, NT

Kleenheat Community Grant recipient

The Palmerston and Litchfield Seniors Association Inc.

Who: Palmerston Men’s Shed

Grant category: Connected Communities

What do they do? Men and women participate in making boxes for a variety of birds, marsupials and chook laying boxes. The Shed’s equipment includes wood turning and milling to make a variety of wood crafts. The items are taken to the Fred’s Pass markets on most Saturdays and offered for sale.

How the organisation plans to spend their grant: The grant allows The Shed to purchase more timber to make a variety of items that will benefit children through to the elderly. Examples include wooden toys, letter tidies, book ends and key rings.

Where are they based? Palmerston, NT

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Kleenheat Community Grant recipient

The Palmerston Mens’ Shed.

Who: Mother Teresa Early Learning Centre

Grant category: Inspiring Bright Minds

What do they do? An early learning centre embracing a strong faith and a belief in doing the little things with a lot of love to create a lasting impact on future generations. Their desire is to create an impactful STEM project for pre-schoolers to provide a meaningful and inspirational learning journey.

How the organisation plans to spend their grant:

The grant will be used to build a gravity water play board for pre-schoolers. This activity creates learning opportunities for children to investigate gravity, angles and water flow. Part of the grant will also be used to buy resources to build a small energy generator with dynamo which allow children to investigate and experience on converting the kinetic energy to electrical energy.

Where are they based? Harrison, NT

Kleenheat Community Grant recipient

The Mother Teresa Early Learning Centre.

Who: Milkwood Steiner School

Grant category: Inspiring Bright Minds

What do they do? Milkwood Steiner School is guided by the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner Education, where they provide a space to grow and nurture a community on Larrakia land with intention. In 2021, they established a Kitchen Garden program for the first time in 2021. The community came together to transform the gardens over the school holidays.

How the organisation plans to spend their grant: The grant will allow the community to plant an orchard of fruit trees at the school’s entrance. Produce grown in the orchard will provide healthy morning tea for students daily, modelling self-sufficiency, sustainability and healthy eating. The planting placement of the orchard will also provide a gathering space for our parent community.

Where are they based? Berrimah, NT

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Kleenheat Community Grant recipient

The Milkwood Steiner School.

Who: Nightcliff Rugby League Football Club Inc.

Grant category: Health and Wellbeing

What do they do? A Rugby League Club with members and players aged from under 6’s – 70+. In the 2020 season they had 320 registered players within the Club and a Committee of 10 volunteers with 13 grades of teams throughout.

How the organisation plans to spend their grant: The grant will provide the Club with much needed outdoor equipment to help with BBQ’s on home game days including shade tents, tables, BBQs and hot urns.

Where are they based? Nightcliff, NT

Kleenheat Community Grant recipient

The Nightcliff Rugby League Football Club Inc.

Who: Alice Springs Outback Anglers Club

Grant category: Health and Wellbeing

What do they do? Alice Springs Outback Anglers is a unique Club in Central Australia, established since the early to mid-90s. The Clubhouse/shed is located approximately 40 km from Booroloola. They are keen to encourage a new generation to join the club and are seeing an increase in younger club members in recent times. They want to continue the upgrade of facilities at the Clubhouse to ensure it’s in good shape for future generations.

How the organisation plans to spend their grant: Recent works have been completed and the grant will assist in additional Clubhouse improvements including bunk beds, hot water plumbed into the kitchen, stainless-steel kitchen benches, painting of the shed and more fridges & freezers.

Where are they based? Alice Springs, NT

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Kleenheat Community Grant recipient

The Alice Springs Outback Anglers Club.

Who: The Historical Society of Katherine Inc. (Katherine Museum)

Grant category: A Healthy Planet

What do they do? The Historical Society of Katherine Inc has operated the Katherine Museum at its current location since 1985. Katherine Museum is an important ‘keeper of the records’ and is an integral part of a network of regional museums and heritage sites across the Northern Territory. It records and displays the history of the town so tourists and local residents can understand and appreciate the people and the events that shape Katherine. The Museum is also a community hub offering an outdoor multi-purpose venue and community gardens.

How the organisation plans to spend their grant: The Museum plans to invest in the reticulation for water efficiency and the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of the Katherine Museum community gardens.

Where are they based? Katherine, NT

Katherine Community Gardens grants - historical society of Katherine

Katherine Community Gardens.

Who: NT Field and Game Association

Grant category: A Healthy Planet

What do they do? The NT Field and Game Association pride themselves on the value they place on conservation of wildlife and environment. Their conservation work involves weed spraying and litter collection on many wetlands in the coastal floodplains surrounding Darwin and at a number of NT Parks and Wildlife conservation reserves each year. Thye also feature weekly litter reduction education pieces in Sunday Territorian.

How the organisation plans to spend their grant: The Assocation plans to focus on weed control at Harrison Dam and Mickett Creek with their grant. With the grant, they will be able to invest in weed spraying equipment to be more effective with managing local weed control programs.

Where are they based? Howard Springs, NT

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NT Field and Game Association grants

The NT Field and Game Association weed control program.

Who: The Djari Project – a collaboration between Netanela Mizrahi and Guwanbal Gurruwiwi

Grant category: Cultural Diversity

What do they do? The Djari Ensemble features professional musicians from the Darwin Symphony Orchestra, Arafura Music Collective and has ongoing collaborations with the Young Adelaide Voices, Katherine Regional Arts choir and the Djari Project youth choir. Guwanbal Gurruwiwi and Netanela Mizrahi have been composing and performing music together since the 2016. In 2019, as The Djari Project, they were commissioned by the Arafura Music Collective to write Love and Dreaming, a multi-lingual choral work combining Yolngu Sacred Song, Middle Eastern and Western Classical music traditions, and Indigenous languages from both composers’ ancestry. This collaboration speaks to traditional ATSI communities and non-Indigenous audiences, reflects the depth and trust in this long term collaboration, and creates a beautiful, accessible body of work.

How the organisation plans to spend their grant: In August 2021, The Djari Project will be developing a performance in Katherine Gorge with local Katherine singers. The performance will be open to the public, showcasing classical music in Indigenous languages and building personal connections between Indigenous, Middle Eastern and Classical musicians and audience members. The $1000 grant funds accommodation for the non-Katherine-based musicians for one night, and is integral to the success of this outreach project.

Where are they based? Jingili, Darwin, NT

The Djari Project

Guwanbal Gurruwiwi and Netanela Mizrahi collaborating to create The Djari Project.

Who: Northern Territory Karen Community Incorporated

Grant category: Cultural Diversity

What do they do? The NT Karen Community Inc. has given the Karen people confidence to be seen and heard in the wider community. The current hosting of the ‘Hear Us, See Us’ project during Refugee Week in Darwin explores the Karen refugee journey through presentations of culture, dance, song and food.

How the organisation plans to spend their grant: The grant will go towards an awareness program “Hear us, See Us”, which celebrates Karen refugee resettlement in Darwin as well as raising awareness of their refugee experience. This event will bring Karen and the wider community together to share Karen traditional food, enjoy traditional dances and performances.

Where are they based? Moulden, Palmerston, NT

Learn more about the diversity of our communities.

Stay tuned for our next round of Kleenheat Community Grants.

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