The Nowra School of Arts have been raised up thanks to a $10,000 grant from the NSW Government
The donation was presented by Kiama MP Gareth Ward on Thursday, October 6.
President of Shoalhaven Eisteddfod, George Windsor happily accepted the cheque and said it will be put to good use.
“The money will be going towards acquiring a new set of risers for the School of Arts. The old ones are very heavy and have become impractical,” he said.
“The risers will be put to good use by the Shoalhaven Lydian Singers, Shoalhaven City Concert band and the City of Shoalhaven Eisteddfod.”
The funds have come off the back of a community campaign which saw hundreds of people sign a petition asking for these funds from the government.
MP Gareth Ward said the improvements will benefit many in the community.
“Having grown up here, having been part of this community all my life I know that these investments mean so much to community groups like the Eisteddfod, like the Lydian Singers, like the Albatross Musical Theatre group. So many groups will benefit from this and I’m so glad the Premier agreed to the funds.”
The presentation was capped off with the Lydian Singers performing their rendition of “You Raise Me Up.”