The Pickers Market in Stawell is offering small grants of up to $500 to local clubs and organisations to help them complete community based projects.
Pickers Market owners Anthea and Peter Perry said they decided to offer the small grants to give back to the community that has supported their business so much since they opened in September 2013.
Anthea said the first donation the fund had made was last week – a sum of $200 to Stawell Secondary College’s breakfast program, which gives students a free, healthy breakfast for a great start to the day.
Anthea and Peter have for some time been considering a way of giving back to the community as a “pay it forward” gesture.
“We’re really rapt to be able to offer this fund to community based organisations who need a helping hand with a project,” Anthea said.
“We’ve lived, worked and done business in Stawell for 17 years and love the community. We feel privileged to live in such a great place and really want to support the people who have supported us.”
The Helping Hand fund is a rolling fund open all year, with applications assessed on a monthly basis. Community organisations can apply for the fund by filling in an application form, which you can download by clicking on this link -> 2017 Helping Hand Application Form
For more information email Anthea at The Pickers Market at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured right: Our first donation – $200 to Stawell Secondary College’s breakfast program, which gives students a free, healthy breakfast for a great start to the day.