Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said Round 6 of the Government’s Stronger Communities Program is aimed at funding projects that deliver social and economic benefits and form part of the Coalition Government’s continuing commitment to strengthen local communities across Australia.

“Local faith based organisations are important to the fabric of local communities. The Stronger Communities Program is about strengthening local organisations to ensure they remain vibrant and sustainable into the future.” Mr Pasin said.

“We know that the social engagement facilitated by groups such as the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church at Angaston are more important than ever after the challenges of the last year, so I am pleased that the Federal Liberal Government is continuing to support organisations such as this one.” Mr Pasin said.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church have received a grant of $8,189 under Round 6 of the Government’s Stronger Communities Program.

“This grant enabled Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church to install a commercial dishwasher, stainless steel bench with deep sink, stainless steel splashback and spray arm, as well as installation of a 15AMP power supply and plumbing of mains water supply and wastewater connection.” Mr Pasin said.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Chairman Gil Reimann said the installation of the new dishwasher and equipment will enhance the facilities in the hall, meeting rooms and kitchen which are available for use of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church members and the wider Angaston community.

“The events include morning teas after services, catering for funerals and church functions and hire by other organisations. Our regular “Meet & Greet” lunches held at no cost to participants are focused on social interaction for the more senior members of our community.  This new equipment will assist us with meeting Covid-19 requirements for hygiene and ensuring the safety of our members and wider community.” Mr Reimann said.

“We are very grateful for the support of the Federal Government Stronger Communities Program grant.” Mr Reimann said.