Nearly $200,000 has been allocated to 33 community groups, organisations and individuals in the first round of the 2018-19 Cockburn Community Fund – the City of Cockburn’s Grants, Donation and Sponsorship program.
Recipients were announced at a ceremony at the City’s Administration Building on Tuesday, 27 November 2018.
The September funding round received 44 applications, including 16 applications for Community Grants, 14 applications for Donations and 4 for Sponsorship.
This round’s funding included Donations of $117,875, Grants of $52,330, Scholarships of $1,850 and Sponsorship of $27,400, totalling $199,455.
“Each year, through the Cockburn Community Fund, the City distributes more than one million dollars in financial support to local community groups, organisations and individuals for a wide range of activities,” said Mayor Logan Howlett.
“To all of our recipients, thank you for the valuable work that you do to make Cockburn the fantastic place we all love to live, work and visit,” said Mayor Howlett.
Some of the recipients include:
- Yangebup Family Centre – $13,125 to enable the Centre to provide affordable crèche services.
- Meerilinga Young Children’s Services – $13,000 to help the organisation to continue to service the Cockburn community as well as provide for a new Director to expand services.
- Constable Care Child Safety Foundation – $12,000 to assist the foundation to deliver educational programs in Cockburn that teach children and young people safety, protective behaviours, crime prevention, mental health and better decision-making.
- Atwell Primary School P & C Association – $12,000 to help purchase and install multiple static exercise equipment pieces on the oval as part of a new playground for the whole community to access.
- Cockburn Volunteer Sea Search and Rescue – $9,000 to assist with operating costs for around-the-clock radio communications, emergency rescue and recovery services.
- K9 Rescue Group – $5,000 to assist this volunteer-run organisation to give unwanted dogs a safe and caring home.
- Fremantle Table Tennis Club and Cockburn Basketball Association – $5,000 towards the Cockburn Disabilities Multi-Sports Inclusion Program aimed at providing recreation opportunities for people with disability, disadvantage and mental health issues.
- Cultural Learning Centre Mosaica – $4,900 to send a group of seven adults and 12 children to attend the 2019 Multicultural Festival in Canberra being held from 15-17 February 2019.
- Cooby Cares – $3,000 towards purchasing three fridge/freezers to assist in fresh food storage as part of the group’s increasing food donation distributions.
- Harvest Lakes Residents Association – $3,000 towards the association’s annual Community Christmas Concert and Carols by the Lake event being held on 23 December.
The next funding round will open in February 2019.
Information about the City’s funding programs is available on the website.
Article originally posted by the City of Cockburn.