Coffs Harbour Girl Guides secure their hall with State Government COVID-19 stimulus grant

Local MP Gurmesh Singh discusses plans with Girl Guides Region Manager Elise Crofts (left) and District Manager Susan Gibson (centre). Photo David Tune.



COFFS Harbour Girl Guides have received a grant of $25,000 to improve their hall as part of the State Government COVID-19 stimulus package.

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Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said Coffs Harbour Guide Hall is one of fourteen Girl Guide centres across the State that have been identified for upgrade work under the program.

“I welcome the Statewide funding from the NSW Government which will see Coffs Harbour Guide Hall get a security fence and also gutter mesh installed around its building to stop leaves and tree debris accumulating,” Mr Singh said.

The work will be carried out by local businesses and will improve the security and maintenance of the hall as well as providing stimulus to the local economy.

Many of the Guides normal fundraising activities have been shut down due to the pandemic restrictions, including their annual biscuit day.

Coffs Harbour Girl Guides District Manager, Susan Gibson, said, “This grant will enable us to carry out improvements that will enhance our programs here at the hut, and provide improved security for our outdoor area. It would have taken an awful lot of biscuit sales to achieve this ourselves.”

The grant is a huge boost to the local Guide group as Girl Guides NSW celebrate 100 years of empowering girls and young women, offering fun, friendship and adventure to girls aged from five to seventeen.

For more information on Girl Guides visit or call 1300 447 548.

By David TUNE

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