Three Successful Grants for Community Radio Station, 2EAR FM - Moruya
Over the past twelve months 2EAR FM has been successful in achieving three separate Grants, the results mainly due to the efforts of one of their Volunteers, Kathy Shields. Kathy was the Grant Writer for each of these three submissions and concedes that all it took was to have a vision and then to focus on a successful outcome and of course the countless hours spent on each application. She recommends that other Community Radio Station take up the "Grants Challenge", as she firmly believes that on reflection it was indeed totally worth the effort. Kathy also thanks her husband Steve for his understanding and support during those "tough times" Kathy told the Beagle "EAR Inc.would like to sincerely thank and acknowledge the three Organizations who supported the Grant Applications, Lori Kravos and the Team at the Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF), the NSW State Government and the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) through their Tackling Tough Times Together Program! All of these projects would have been difficult to achieve without their generosity and support." "The CBF provided EAR Inc. with funds to replace two of their Computers in Studio A and two new Computers in the Office. Thanks also to Jason's PC Services of Moruya who was able to source and installed those Computers for them. "The NSW Government provided EAR Inc. with funds to enlarge their Community Radio Station building's front door to accommodate wheelchair access, a concrete pathway for easier aged and disability access and a concrete slab and a metal awning over the slab. These improvements to the 9 Rose Street, Moruya Building not only improved disability access, but also greatly enhanced the ambiance and practicality of the front entrance. "Thanks to the services of a local building company , Nardusso Building Services for a job well done!" said Kathy. The FRRR/Tackling Tough Times Together provided EAR Inc. with funds to install twenty two solar panels and an Inverter at 9 Rose Street, Moruya. Supplied and installed by another local small business Troy Nuggent from South Coast Energy, Moruya. Kathy said "As you can imagine, the day to day cost of electricity supply is fairly daunting for a Community Radio Station, so any credits generated will go a long way to assist 2EAR FM financially in the future and to free up funds for other Community projects. Being able to embrace and support the use of renewable energy is also a huge bonus!"