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A group of people standing in front of a Playford Alive pull-up banner. Four people at the front are holding up a giant cheque.

The successful recipients for the ninth round of the Playford Alive Initiatives Fund grants are:

Therapeutic Dog Services Incorporated will receive $5000 over the next 12 months for therapy dog visits and handler visits in local nursing homes, mental and disability services.

Northern Communities of Hope Youth received a grant of $5000 for equipment and resources used for their program of events, activities, mentoring camps and volunteer training for local young people Davoren Park Youth Outreach.

Northern Communities of Hope have been granted $3000 to increase craft supplies and outdoor game resources for lunch time games at Swallowcliffe Primary School.

Northern Area Community & Youth Services (NACYS) Incorporated will create a new community space with art materials and plants in the walkway between Swallowcliffe Primary school and the NACYS site with their grant of $3200.

Habitat for Humanity Australia SA’s Habitat Shed Construction Supplies Management Project has been granted $3,200 for a new initiative targeted at engaging, educating, training and offering work experience to disadvantaged youth, long-term unemployed and isolated community members.

Coo-inda’s Over 50s Club will receive $325 for a catering trolley that will make it easier for club members with catering setup and pack up at weekly meetings.

Since being established in 2009, the fund has delivered $695,000 worth of benefits to Playford Alive’s community, along with $1.25m towards the upgrade of the John McVeity Centre and $2.25m for the construction of the Stretton Centre.

The initiative is funded by Renewal SA and the South Australian Housing Trust, with support from the City of Playford.

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