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Allan McLaren, Joan Hall, ETC Chairman Rod McKelvey, Margaret Ward, Charlie Summer, ETC Operations Manager Billy Unsworth standing inside the Function Centre

The Harrington Community Function Centre has brand new speakers and a sound system thanks to a $3,000 grant from the Enterprise & Training Company (ETC).

The purpose built venue located at Harrington Waters is the hub of community meetings, gatherings and functions.

Harrington Community Action Group Public Officer Margaret Ward said previously there had been no system at the Centre.

“This is a great hall and has potential for a variety of events but we just didn’t have a suitable communication system,” Margaret said.

“Users of the hall would have to provide their own portable address (PA) system which at times would be unsatisfactory.”

Margaret said there was a large percentage of retired people in the area who were having difficulty hearing during events at the Centre.

To address this issue, Margaret sought funding through the ETC Community Support Fund to help benefit the local residents.

“We were very grateful to receive this grant from ETC and would like to thank those involved for their time and generosity,” Margaret said.

“As we are a non-for-profit organisation it would have taken many hours of fund raising to reach this amount.

“Now the speakers are up and running and have already been used for a couple of community gatherings.”

ETC Chairman Rod McKelvey said it was a pleasure to be able to support the Harrington Community Action Group.

“The ETC Community Support Fund is designed to help organisations reduce disadvantage, generate opportunity, increase support services and/or build capacity in the communities in which we operate,” Mr McKelvey said.

“ETC is proud to be a not-for-profit company and we are confident the money we are donating will help make a more positive future for our community.”

Applications are now being called in the latest round of the ETC Community Support Fund with $200,000 available.

To find out more information and apply visit etcltd.com.au/csf



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