CWA branch seeks support for grant application
The Umina Beach branch of the Country Women's Association is seeking letters of support for a grant application for solar panels, a shed and insulation for its hall.
"Our focus is to continue renting the hall at low costs to many community groups," said branch publicity officer Ms Margaret Logan.
She said the hall was currently used for Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, dance groups, a community book club and a Rotary-Probus cafe for carers and community members suffering from dementia, as well as for birthdays and private events.
"Our eventual aim is to make the hall as accessible to as many groups as possible, as the hall is centrally located and close to public transport," Ms Logan said.
"Solar panels will cut costs on our electricity bills which will help keep costs low for tenants as well as keeping the hall cooler-warmer in conjunction with the insulation by shading some of the roof.
"As we have many tenants who store equipment in the hall, a storage shed will enable us to move extra table and chairs that are not required all the time and so our storage room will be more user-friendly and a safer environment."
The grant application is being made to the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.
Letters of support should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the first week of May.
Media release, 14 Apr 2021
Margaret Logan, CWA Umina Beach