Stand Like Stone will award its one-millionth dollar of grant funding as part of the upcoming Annual Small Grants and Educational Scholarship round opening today.
Since its inception the Foundation has delivered over $255,500 in grants, $98,600 in scholarships, $385,000 Back to School vouchers (in partnership with FRRR), $182,500 Stay at School vouchers (in partnership with Wyatt Trust) and leveraged a further $77,000 in external grants into the Limestone Coast community of South Australia, benefits of $999,300 in total. The upcoming grant and scholarship round will see the one-millionth dollar distributed to the Limestone Coast Community.
“We are excited to grant our millionth dollar! Giving back to the local community is the very reason that the Stand Like Stone was established and to provide $1million to the local community is an incredible achievement. The flow on benefits of this funding for the region would be immense,”
- Sue Charlton AM who was the founding Chair of Stand Like Stone and is a current Director and Patron.
Funding provided to date has been shared amongst 180 community projects and more than 8200 students have received support via scholarship funding and programs such as Back to School and Stay at School. Projects that have been supported over the years are diverse and community driven and one of the key areas of consideration for Stand Like Stone is the ability for projects to drive local sustainability and build resilience in the local community.
“Media coverage on Stand Like Stone is often centred around raising funds. It is wonderful to bring the focus on the very reason for our existence, to support the local community and provide funding to build sustainability and resilience in the local community. It is our core activity,”
- Bill DeGaris, Chair of Stand Like Stone Foundation.
Stand Like Stone’s operations are funded through generous sponsorship arrangements with local councils and organisations. This generosity of sponsors enables community confidence that donations to Stand Like Stone are not spent on administration and will deliver maximum benefit to the local community.
“With over $3.5 million in trust and the ongoing support of the local community Stand Like Stone is well placed to continue to make a difference. We work with local people, schools and organisations to create awareness of the scholarships and grants and to target individuals, families and organisations that will derive the greatest benefit from funding,”
Stand Like Stone Foundation’s Spring Small Grants and Scholarships open today! Organisations can apply for grants of up to $5000 for charitable projects that benefit Limestone Coast communities and will have up until 5.00pm on 30th September to apply for funding! Scholarship funding is available for Individuals with a connection to the Limestone Coast, seeking financial support to achieve their educational goals in 2018. Scholarships are open to all ages and are available to support education from Kindergarten through to Tertiary and Trade based education. Scholarship applications are open until 5.00pm 31st October 2017.