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.


In the past, the grants have supported projects such as tennis court nets, outdoor learning areas, a Girl Guide water tank, surf club boards, FAWN training equipment and suicide prevention workshops across all corners of the Hastings and Camden Haven.


An estimated $234,500 has been returned to the local community since the program's inception, and our IGA supermarket customers play a pivotal role in the program's success, with funds from specially-marked products pooled to provide the grants.


Given many community groups were not able to fundraise due to Covid-19 restrictions in 2020, the following six groups were presented with a $2,000 grant each in early 2021 - 

  • Wauchope Lions Club
  • Marine Rescue Port Macquarie
  • Wauchope Rotary Club
  • Omnicare Alliance
  • Wauchope Hospital Auxiliary
  • Braveheart Mid North Coast