Port Vincent Country Fire Service
Port Vincent’s local Country Fire Service has received a $1,560 grant to improve training and access to information, from Domino’s Give for Good small grants program in partnership with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR).
Southern Yorke CFS Group Officer Steve Cornwell said they were thrilled to receive the grant from Domino’s Give for Good as it would allow them to increase their operating efficiency and extend their services to the wider community by providing a public laptop and a local facility to run courses.
“With the $1,560 grant, we were able to purchase a new laptop, which allows us to run courses for not only the Fire Service but the whole local community,” Steve said.
“The laptop is equipped with the latest software and is available for public use, meaning that the grant has helped improve both the efficiency of our volunteer team and also the town of Port Vincent at large.”
Domino’s Director of Giving John Harney said the Port Vincent Country Fire Service was the perfect recipient for the Give for Good small grants program.
“At Domino’s, we are keen to support organisations that assist communities impacted by natural disasters,” John said.
“It’s also just important to us to work with local communities to ensure they are prepared and ready before a disaster strikes to minimise any damage.
“We hope that by supporting this organisation, we are increasing the operating efficiency of the local volunteer fire brigade and IT literacy in the community through the purchase of a new laptop.”
With almost 700 Domino’s stores located across Australia, Domino’s is committed to working with its local communities in the areas of education and youth initiatives; leadership and entrepreneurship; disaster relief and preparedness; and food and sustainability.
“We work closely with FRRR through the grants initiative to help build resilient and adaptive rural, regional and remove communities. Our Give for Good small grants program is an annual program assisting with community-led projects that respond to these impact areas.”
Domino’s Give for Good small grants program launched in 2016 through the FRRR with 20 not-for-profit organisations and community groups sharing in just under $90,000.