Local groups benefit from $5000 boost

23 March 2018

Kwinana community groups are invited to apply for funding towards local projects and initiatives through the Kwinana Community Funding Program. Thanks to a partnership between the City of Kwinana, Bendigo Bank (the Kwinana Community Bank Branch) and Kwinana Community Chest, grants of up to $5000 are now available to groups looking to undertake projects that will benefit the community. Applications for the current round of funding close on 27 April.

The Kwinana Community Funding Program has already helped more than ten community groups reach their goals, including:

  • Kwinana Little Athletics who applied for funding towards the purchase of new high jump mats;
  • Kwinana Scouts for new tents;
  • The First Tee (Golf Club) to run wind up sessions;
  • West Australian Guild of Woodcarvers to replace their bandsaw;
  • Kwinana Districts Diamond Sports Association to run an Under 14s Carnival; and
  • Orelia Primary P&C to start a Breakfast Club for students.

City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said the City recognised the many benefits community groups bring to the local area.

"The City is proud to support local groups through the Community Funding Program. These organisations are invaluable in bringing people together, supporting social cohesion and creating safer and happier communities.

"Any not-for-profit groups who would like to run community activities or events, or who would benefit from funding towards equipment upgrades, should consider applying," said Mayor Adams.

The Kwinana Community Funding Program aims to encourage local community organisations to engage in capacity building and community engagement projects such as running events, groups, art projects, workshops, and training courses. Groups can also apply for funding for minor equipment such as sporting equipment, gardening tools, furniture or trailers. 

Find out more and apply .

Page reviewed: 23 Mar 2018 6:10pm