Community Chest grants NOW open for 2017-18

Are you part of a local community group needing funds for a project?

Applications are now open for 2017-18 Community Chest grants.

What’s great about this program is it helps drive community-based projects that have a lasting legacy and benefit us all.

More than $227,000 has been returned to the community since the program's inception.

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 $2000 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.

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         

Applications close at 5pm on October 30. To ensure equity and fairness all groups are required to complete this simple application form -  

community chest grant application

$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