Seed funding sprouting many benefits

The Rainbow Ukulele Group meets at the North Coastal Women’s Shed, thanks to a Sprout Hub grant.
The Rainbow Ukulele Group meets at the North Coastal Women’s Shed, thanks to a Sprout Hub grant.

The North Coastal Women�s Shed runs weekly ukulele lessons using colourful instruments bought with funds from a Sprout Hub grant received last year.

�The women�s shed was granted the Seedling Fund from the Sprout Hub in Alkimos at the end of 2014,� shed co-founder Ja-On Park said.

�We offer weekly ukulele lesson on Tuesday mornings from 10am to 12pm.

�Usually, there are more than 10 ladies coming on the days to have fun playing ukuleles.

�We even have a name for the ukulele group (Rainbow Ukulele Group RUG).�

Mrs Park said the Seedling Fund created �opportunities for people and groups to contribute to a thriving community�.

Applications for the second round of the Seedling Fund close tomorrow.

Some $5500 is available for three local clubs, groups or associations.

Finalists will be selected in April and the community will be able to vote for their preferred clubs in May.

For more information, find the Alkimos Sprout Hub on Facebook.