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Eastwood Community Centre’s pain eased.

February 1, 2015

Hot on the heels of Burnside Council’s cynical decision to axe their $100,000-per-annum funding of Eastwood Community Centre in order to help minimise the city’s rates rise, comes the welcome news that more money is in the offing, courtesy of the State Department of Social Communities and Social Inclusion

The news of the pledge of $70,000 over a three-year period could not come at a more opportune time, with Unley Council also calling a halt next financial year to their $12,000 support of the centre, which attracts a sizeable percentage of its clientele from nearby Parkside and Fullarton.

Rationale behind the moves is the fact that the centre, through good management and well-supported courses and events, has amassed $200,000-plus  in funds.

Which translates roughly into “It doesn’t pay to be too successful”.

Meanwhile, for reasons not related to finance, I have left (possibly temporarily) my place on the board of management after almost two decades.

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