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Yarra Ranges Small Grant > Nov - Dec 2021 

Amount granted from YRC $1,000

The initial focus was on 'Establishing and promoting the Hills Creative Alliance' but actions speak louder than words - so we looked to support the Community Recovery Centre at Karwarra Gardens with an art exhibition, so we applied to change the focus of use of funds. 

HCA originally received funds to incorporate the Hills Creative Alliance and to enable us to engage in activities to showcase the creativity of local artists / craftspeople, that will attract interest and enable us to support consultations with our neighbours and friends in the areas that experienced the July storm destruction, to find out what sorts of creative activities and things that will help get through these difficult times.

When the Hills Creative Alliance was established, our aim was to be an organisation supporting local artists and with artists able to run workshops, hopefully with support from other funds, in small groups, initially at the Karwarra and Olinda Community Recovery Hubs, and in Sassafras/Ferny Creek and other areas, or through Zoom workshops. However we realise there are other organisations supporting arts initiatives and we started exploring ways to engage with these other groups.

We have had great support from Gareth Hall at Burrinja, who has taken us under their auspices, as we struggle to bring our ideas to reality. Gareth had agreed to support a previous application and this is to apply for funding to get us to a position to deliver that project. This covers Public Liability Insurance.

The area covered includes areas badly affected by the June 2021 Storm and is mainly focussed on the needs of local people.

Acknowledgement Guidelines: Click Here 

Application document: Click Here 

We have not attached the amended documents here yet.



Thanks to HPS photographer, Paul Bianco, for the photos he has shared with us to create a more suitable banner and other views taken in the Hills, as well as this great shot of a quilt made by his wife Nola Bianco. 


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