The Rotary Club of South West Rocks plans to put a $5000 community grant towards a pleasant looking problem-solver.
As part of the Kempsey Shire Council Community Grants program, the Rotary Club will be using their funding to create a variation of a two-sided, 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles, containing current and historical images of South West Rocks.
Club president, Muni Osborne, was overjoyed when she spoke with the Argus.
"We are very thankful in securing the grant from the council and their support towards our project," Mrs Osborne said.
"In the past we always would do barbecues and run different events and programs, but due to COVID restrictions we had to find new ways of fundraising.
"Then one of our members came up with the idea to do something unique for South West Rocks."
The puzzles will be sold through local businesses and other community groups, providing them an opportunity to earn commission on each sale.
All of the funds raised are aimed to be put back into the South West Rocks community.
"We are hoping to buy IED defibrillators for the community and have them placed around the area," Mrs Osborne said.
The puzzles should be in stores within the next three to six months.
Overall, 20 community groups were successful in applying for grants across various funding streams, totaling $72,527 to be distributed by council.
Here is a list of the successful applicants:
Environmental Levy Grants Community Group
Mayoral Community Fund Community Group
Sporting Grants Community Group
Youth Grants Community Group Project
Community Safety Grants Community Group
Bushfire Recovery Grants Community Group
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