Sydney Pontian club receives $19,000 grant to soundproof building

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Panagia Soumela Sydney have received a $19,000 government grant to soundproof their building in the Sydney suburb of Hurlstone Park.

Labor Member for Canterbury, Sophie Cotsis MP, delivered a cheque with the funds to the Association during their Vasilopita cutting event on Sunday, February 12.

President of Panagia Soumela Sydney, Peter Papoulidis, told The Greek Herald he was “ecstatic” when he heard the Association had received the grant.

“Grants are not as easy to apply for as people think. A lot of times you’re not successful so we were very happy,” Mr Papoulidis said.

“It wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Chris Klazidis, Hellena Flame, Rita Armanious and Harry Tsipidis.”

Mr Papoulidis said the funds would go towards insulating the Pontian club’s roof, as well as for soundproofing bats and interior wall lining.

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