East Coast Regional Development Organisation

The East Coast Regional Development Organisation Inc has received a $4,750 grant Domino’s Give for Good small grants program to establish a new pottery studio at The Village.

The Village provides the community with a space to facilitate a collaborative approach to community and economic development through art galleries, classes, workshops and more.

East Coast Regional Development Organisation President Tom Teniswood said the group was thrilled to receive the grant from Domino’s Give for Good to provide a hub for the community.

“The grant assisted with the conversion of an existing building into a brand-new pottery studio equipped with new kilns, as well as a pottery studio manager who runs group sessions,” Tom said.

“The new studio is a major improvement on the previous one and we hope that it will draw more community members to participate and be involved in our pottery making groups and other activities we have to offer.

“The establishment of this new pottery studio significantly benefits our regional community and we are really excited about providing opportunities and generating income to support both artists individually and our community organisation as a whole.” 

The centre offers art workshops, classes, music nights, gallery exhibitions, markets and more, which all operate to bring the community together. 

Domino’s Director of Giving John Harney said supporting the local community by providing opportunities for leadership and entrepreneurship was a perfect alignment with the Domino’s Give for Good values.

“At Domino’s, we believe in supporting organisations that provide the local community with facilities and outlets for creativity, leadership and entrepreneurship,” John said.

“By supporting The Village expansion through the funding of a new pottery studio, we hope to enable more of the local community to participate in creative activities, which generate income to support both individuals and The Village.”

Domino’s Give for Good small grants program launched in 2016 through the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal with 20 not-for-profit organisations and community groups sharing in just under $90,000.

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Sophie Cuffe