Supporting community participation

Friday, 3 May 2019

The latest round of Community Association Fund (CAF) grants have been handed out for a diverse range of projects to increase participation and capacity for youth, families, people with disabilities, neighbourhood connection and mental health education.

 

The first round of CAF grants for 2019, includes a number of small businesses exploring opportunities to go beyond their usual day to day activities and give back to the local community.

 

The Community Association Fund provides two rounds of grant funding each year for new and existing initiatives, projects and events ranging from $500 to $2,000.

 

City of Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams said the City of Mandurah is passionate about supporting community groups and volunteer based organisations to help increase community involvement and skill building opportunities.

 

“Each year we receive many applications for a diverse range of outstanding events and initiatives.  This round we awarded 21 grants worth $33,727.

 

“Just two of the amazing programs we have chosen include; Chipmunks Mandurah, who will offer free sensory sessions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other sensory needs, and an initiative by two Mums offering outings for the families of unique children who experience barriers with social interaction,” Mr Williams said.

 

The full list of grant recipients includes:

  • RSPCA WA

  • Rotary Clubs of Mandurah Districts

  • The Junction Business Collaborative, supported by MakePlace

  • Mandurah Music Club

  • Zonta Club of Peel Inc

  • Mandurah over 55’s Cycling Club

  • Bicycles for Humanity and Rotary Club Mandurah Districts

  • Kereshmeh Dance Mandurah, supported by Peel Multicultural Association

  • Calvary Youth Services Mandurah Inc

  • Mariners Cove Residents Association

  • Peel Connect

  • Coodanup College – Micro Business Students, supported by Rotary

  • Dymocks Children’s Charities for Meadow Springs Primary School

  • Alzheimer’s WA

  • Save the Children Australia – Mandurah Branch

  • Stray Cats Theatre Company, supported by ManPAC

  • Play2Talk, supported by Riverside Primary School P&C

  • Solace Grief Support Group WA

  • Square Away Incorporated

  • Riding for the Disabled Murray Mandurah Group (HorsePower)

  • Chipmunks Mandurah, supported by Autism Association of WA

The next round of Community Grants open on July 1, including the Community Association Fund (CAF), the 3 year Partnership Fund and the Nikki Wise Scholarships.

 

For more information https://www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/permits-and-approvals/grants/community-association-grants.