An edible bushfood garden, a street library and a community swap market are just three projects being presented by local schools following grants by Ramsgate RSL Club under its School Grant Program.
The club has donated $10,000 to three local schools to help with their students' community and environmental projects
The club started its School Grant Program to support local schools that have special projects to make the community a better place.
The $10,000 has been donated to three schools supporting local school projects that fall under Ramsgate's Care Program Framework; (Community Awareness and Respecting our Environment):
-$5,000 to Carlton Public School 'Bubbler Project' for the installation of more water efficient bubblers on their school grounds to help save water
-$3,000 to Kyeemagh Infants Public School 'Kyeemagh Cares' for the installation of new community BBQ's, a Community Street Library and edible Bushfood Garden to help build a strong sense of community.
-$2,000 to St Francis Xavier's Catholic Primary School 'STFX Community Market' to start a Community Swap Market to help recycle unused/unwanted goods . The revenue raised will be used to build a community garden/recycling centre at their school.
The grant values were chosen by diners of Ramsgate RSL as they voted on the project that they wanted the club to support.
"We are so very proud to have been able to assist three fantastic schools and their teachers by providing further resources for their environmental and community projects" said Club President, Sallianne Faulkner
"Our local schools are the haven in our community for the development and participation of the minds and vision of our youth".