IGA Community Chest program
Our IGA stores have returned more than $200,000 to the community through this annual grants program.
What’s great about this program is it helps drive community-based projects that have a lasting legacy and benefit us all.
It’s all about building a brighter future and recognising the tapestry of community groups that make a real difference to the Hastings way of life.
The grants provide anywhere from $500 to $5000 for each eligible project and past recipients hail from a wide cross section of the community, from sports clubs and schools to special interest groups and volunteer organisations.
To ensure equity and fairness, a new application process was introduced in 2016, with all groups required to complete a simple application form. Applications generally open in September each year.
IGA customers play a pivotal role in this program, with funds from specially-marked ‘Community Chest’ products pooled to provide the grants.
Every time you purchase one of these specially-marked products you can feel good about giving back to the community too.
If you'd like more information, phone Tim Walker on 02 6588 8999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
$27,600 in community grants awarded in 2016
Seventeen (17) groups shared in $27,600 in funding thanks to the 2016-17 Community Chest grants, including non-for-profit groups from all corners of the Hastings, which represent everyone from schools and sporting clubs to disability, volunteer and special interest groups.
The 2016-17 recipients were:
- Wauchope Netball Club
- Lifeline Port Macquarie
- Beechwood Public School
- Wauchope Show Society
- Wauchope Hockey Club
- Pappinbarra Progress Association
- Tacking Point Surf Life Saving Club
- Hastings Education Fund
- Port Macquarie Cycle Club
- Comboyne Tennis Club
- Wauchope Park Run
- Beechwood Shamrocks Rugby League Football Club
- Wauchope RSL Cricket Club
- Upper Rollands Plains Public School
- Wauchope and Port Macquarie Riding for the Disabled Centre
- Wauchope Soccer Club
- 2nd Wauchope Scout Group