Nearly 60 community groups, organisations and individuals received more than $205,000 in the City of Cockburn’s latest round of grants, donations and sponsorship under its Cockburn Community Fund (CCF) program.
A total of $205,580 was provided to 58 recipients, from the smallest – a donation of $450 for a youth arts scholarship – to the largest, a $20,000 sponsorship to Melville-Cockburn Chamber of Commerce to help local businesses grow and develop through networking, workshop and event opportunities.
City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett said the City had distributed more than $1 million annually through the CCF.
“This financial help is provided to local people, community groups and organisations for a wide range of activities under the categories of youth arts, cultural, community, environmental education and sustainability grants, sponsorships and donations,” Mayor Howlett said.
Youth Arts Scholarships have been presented since 2001, providing more than $84,000 to young people in Cockburn.
The program enables young people to participate in art and cultural activities of significance or further study relating to their particular talent, including international travel to attend specialist schools, tertiary institutions or master classes.
Cultural Grants have benefitted the community for the past 20 years, with more than $202,000 encouraging local arts and cultural activity, recognising Cockburn’s cultural diversity.
Projects have included multicultural festivals, heritage and photographic projects, youth performances, creative workshops and exhibitions.
Over the past seven years, Sustainability Grants have supported a diverse range of projects that encourage projects that care for our planet and build strong communities.
These unique grants are available to collective households, small businesses, schools and community groups with an ecological ethos. Successful projects have included bush tucker gardens, sustainable gardens and verges, and revegetation projects.
Over the past 23 years, the Community Grants Program has helped numerous local groups make a real difference, with the Council distributing almost $1.45 million to worthy organisations.
The City’s Donations program was established to support local benevolent not-for-profits as they strive to cope with the financial burden of day-to-day running costs.
Over the past eight years, Council has donated more than $1.2 million to this cause.
The Sponsorship Funding Program was introduced in 2008 to sponsor community groups, commercial enterprises and individuals, for a wide range of projects, activities and events.
Environmental Education Grants for Schools help fund workshops, activities or presentations delivered and facilitated by professional environmental educators.
These opportunities align with the City’s four broad environmental education themes including Biodiversity, Climate Change, Resource Use and Liveable Communities.
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