Dreams come true thanks to Community Chest grants


Community Chest is an IGA grants program that gives back to the tapestry of community groups that contribute to the Hastings way of life.


Applications for this year's grants are open until 5pm on November 22 and guidelines and the application form an be found by clicking here.


The annual grants program is all about celebrating the great work of local, non for profit community groups and helping fund equipment, infrastructure and projects that will leave a lasting legacy for our community. It's a great oppportunity for groups to get a helping hand to get projects over the line.


What's really great is that Community Chest is helping to build a brighter future, and more importantly, recognising the hard-working community groups that make a real difference to the local way of life, whether that's sports clubs, schools, volunteer organisations or disability and special interest groups. In the past, grants have supporting long-awaited projects such as tennis court nets, outdoor learning areas, surf club boards, FAWNA training equipment and suicide prevention workshops.


Our four IGA supermarket customers play a pivotal role in the program's success, with funds from specially-marked products pooled to provide the grants. Every time yuo purchase one of these specially-marked products you can feel good about giving back to the community too.


An estimated $234,500 has been returned to the local community since the program's inception.