Wanneroo Council endorses funding boost for five local community groups
Published Tuesday, 4th August 2020
Wanneroo Council has approved over $21,000 in funding for upcoming events run for the local community, by the local community.
The City of Wanneroo’s community funding program has provided monetary support to hundreds of community groups over a number of years.
Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said the latest round of funding supported events that celebrated community.
“I am delighted to see that our community will now benefit from these exciting events in the coming months,” she said.
The five recipients for this round are:
Association of the Liberian Community of Australia in Western Australia – $2,183.20
Liberian Community Independence Day event set to be held on a date in September 2020 at the Alexander Heights Community Centre
Naval Association of Australia (Western Australia section) – $2,966.90
Commemoration of Remembrance Day on 11 November 2020 at the War Memorial, Memorial Park, Wanneroo
Ghana Association of Western Australia – $3,000
Ghana Republic and Cultural Festival set to be held on a date in 31 October 2020 at the Alexander Heights Community Centre
True North Church – $7,189.40
Yanchep Carol service on 6 December 2020 at Splendid Park, Yanchep and Carols on the Green on 13 December 2020 at True North Church, Merriwa
One Church Perth – $6,600
Wanneroo Christmas Lunch on 25 December 2020 at the Irene McCormack Catholic College, Butler
Bouah Kardio, President of the Association of the Liberian Community of Australia in Western Australia said the funding meant a lot to the Liberian community.
“This event helps us to socialise with fellow Liberian and the wider Australian communities. We showcase our beautiful African attires, culture and dishes. We also engage with service providers by building professional relationships that allow our community members to collect information about services in their community in the City of Wanneroo.
“On behalf of my community, we're very grateful for the amazing opportunity that our funding application has been approved.”
Council has adopted a revised Community Funding Program that includes a range of new funding categories that will be available for application at various points throughout the 2020/21 financial year.
Keep an eye on wanneroo.wa.gov.au/communityfunding for further information.
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