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Small Grants Funded Projects

Here's and outline of the projects we've funded so far:

Snapshot of living in Noel Park
Over the next few months Lydia Martin will be photographing local residents and recording their thoughts as they talk about their lives in the area and celebrate the Noel Park estate and community. These will be collated onto a website for people to enjoy and a collection of the photographs and quotes form the audio will be printed and available as a resource for other local projects. 

There’s also the opportunity for residents to donate old photos from the area to add to the online collection being created. 

The focus is on celebrating and looking for the positive in the area and in the people who make up our community. These ideas and perspectives could also influence or shape future projects and ways of thinking about the area.
For more information or to volunteer as a subject-collaborator please visit the project blog: or email: 

Noel Park local history
This project will be updating and making a film about a historical photo exhibition first started four years ago. This will then be shown in a Noel Park meeting hall – to be determined, Noel Park School, Bruce Castle and other locations the Kiva van can take it around

Gardening equipment for beds
Project to weed, plant and look after flowerbeds bringing members of the community together to grow, pick and eat the plants as well as discourage littering on that area

Dance Mirrors
This group needed portable dance mirrors as currently struggle with teaching and learning dance moves without being able to see reflection this will then encourage others to join the group and take up the activities. Will also incorporate a performance for the community!

Life skills
The project will be a confidence and life skills project . The money will be used to provide confidence building activities and some life skills training.

Information and sign posting
The project will be a drop in Information Centre where residents can find information on housing law, tenants’ rights and guidance on gaining employment.  

Health and fitness
It is a health / well-being and fitness project. One side nutrition and fitness class, instruction and training which will take place once a week for 8 weeks initially.

Art project
Screen printing and art project.