Aurora Seedling Fund - Votes have been counted, congratulations to Aurora parkrun and Epping North Scouts!
It is with great excitement that we announce the outcome of the third Aurora Seedling Fund. In this round 677 community votes were tallied to distribute the $4,900 grant between our two finalists. This round was very special because after the community voting, one of our finalists, Aurora parkrun, decided to donate additional funds they did not need to our other finalist, the local Scouts. How’s that for community spirit!
The outcome of the grant saw Aurora parkrun receive $2,117.00 (after gifting $583.80 to Scouts) and Epping North Scouts receive $2,783.
parkrun will use the Seedling Fund grant to purchase an Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED) to create the safest possible environment for future parkrun events in Wollert/Epping North. Aurora parkrun events encourage the health and wellbeing of community members and engage people from all backgrounds and of all fitness levels, abilities and ages, both to volunteer and walk/run.
The Epping North Scouts will use their Seedling Fund grant to run a free community event in Wollert/Epping North to allow the community to experience some fun and adventurous Scouts activities- stay tuned for the date. The grant will also be used to purchase and maintain equipment for camping trips and other activities to lower costs to participants and ensure well maintained and functioning equipment.
A big congratulations to both the finalists, and a warm thank you to the wider community who support the grant through the Sprout Hub and by participating in voting.