Community Foundation gives again

DENMARK Community Foundation (DCF) recently presented community grants to Amaroo Village Residents’ Committee, Denmark Senior High School, Baroque Inc, Horsepower Denmark (riding for the disabled) and Weavers for Waste.

Riding high [left]: DCF chair Dr Gill Sellar (second from left) presents a cheque to
(l-r) Mary-Lou Small, Louise Swan, Kayla and Cindy Emerton. Photo: Patti Della Polina

The high school’s upcoming production of “Happy Days” received $2000 to help 90 drama and music students receive training and encouragement to perform on stage or work on sets and costumes.

The first stage: DCF secretary Matt Sivyer (second from right) presents a cheque
to DSHS drama teacher Debra Edmondson (left), while star students Will Roocke and
Neave Garland look on. Photo: Patti Della Polina

Riding for the Disabled’s “Horsepower Denmark” project received $2000 for the construction of a mobile mounting unit for riders and volunteers to safely mount their horses.

DCF is a local independent, not-for-profit philanthropic organisation which works with donors, local organisations and the community to increase opportunities for local people and community enterprise projects. The foundation has distributed thousands of dollars over the past 13 years. It is one of 40 community foundations in Australia which together last financial year approved grants to a total value of $32 million.

In the past DCF has assisted local groups including St John Ambulance, Smart Start, Eclectica choir, Stepping Out 2, CWA, Weed Action Group, Gumnut Corner occasional daycare centre, GreenSkills Sanctuary and Sarabande early music ensemble. To learn more about the foundation go to or email to contribute to its work.

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