Samaritans helps transform Hamilton South
Samaritans has been working with the community and artist Shane Kennedy to add a splash of colour to the Hamilton South neighbourhood. Following a successful pilot initiative of re-designing and painting a few letter boxes, Samaritans pushed for a grant funding to complete the rest! Thank you to Newcastle Council for providing a Make Your Place Grant and to FACS for funding under the SCHIF program.
Residents played a very active role in the whole process, from designing templates to participating in the painting of the letter boxes. It provided a fantastic opportunity for the community, both the young and old to work together to achieve a common goal.
The project Coordinator Harmony Wilson is very pleased with the success “they have become a focal point of the neighbourhood where residents can stop, connect and have a chat. It makes such a difference to see so much colour.”
This is an initiative of Samaritans Tenancy Resource Service, which offers advice and advocacy to Social Housing Tenants. Click here to read more about the service.