Thirty-four community and charity organisations will benefit from nearly $208,000 in funding awarded in the September round of the Cockburn Community Fund.
The grants, donations and sponsorships were formally announced at a ceremony at the City of Cockburn on December 3.
This round of funding includes $118,125 in donations, the largest a $20,000 contribution to help Cockburn Central YouthCARE Council chaplaincy services continue at two high schools and commence at Hammond Park Secondary College next year.
Community grants include $4,991 for Hamilton Hill’s The Hub 6163 to upgrade its outdoor space. Community grants worth $31,586 were awarded in this round, distributed among 11 recipients.
Three cultural grants worth $12,000 were distributed, in addition to $46,000 for five sponsorships.
Mayor Logan Howlett congratulated all recipients of the latest round of community funding.
“Thank you for delivering activities and projects that continue to enrich our local community,” Mayor Howlett said.
The next round of the Cockburn Community Fund will open mid-February.
Centrepoint Church, Community Christmas Breakfast $3,000
Funds will go towards the hire of equipment and advertising for the Community Christmas Breakfast in 2019.
Free Spirit Dance Community, rebranding $1,000
For the rebranding of the organisation in celebration of its 10-year anniversary.
Jandakot Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, Anzac Day generator $1,899
Towards the purchase of a generator for primary use at its annual Anzac Day Ceremony held at Rose Shanks Reserve.
Port School, automotive workshop equipment $3,000
Funds will go towards the purchase of equipment for an automotive repair and maintenance teaching workshop. This will be accessed by students and also offer ‘night school’ lessons for the broader community on basic vehicle maintenance.
Cockburn Community Mens Shed, metal workshop equipment $3,000
Funds to purchase equipment for the metal workshop and for DIY instruction and mentoring activities to enable broader community use.
Good Samaritan Industries, clothing drop-off day $3,666
A clothing drop-off day event will be held in Cockburn in February to allow residents to declutter and get rid of items that can be repurposed and rehomed rather than ending up in landfill.
The Play Factory Playgroup, revitalisation $3,500
Towards the revitalisation of the playgroup’s undercover playground, baby change room and planting of fruit trees, as well as promotional materials and resources to attract new members.
The Hub 6163, outdoor upgrade $4,991.72
Funds will assist in the upgrade of the outdoor areas at Hamilton Hill Hub to provide more useable spaces and infrastructure for community groups and activities.
Glen Iris Lakes Golf Club, 60th anniversary celebrations $1,330
A contribution towards entertainment and promotion of four events being held in 2020 for 60th
Dismantle, BikeRescue Cockburn $3,000
For equipment for a one-term bike restoration program at the City’s Youth Centre for disadvantaged and at-risk young people.
OzFish Unlimited Cockburn Chapter, Seeds for Snapper $3,200
Towards a unique project for community members to participate in on-ground seagrass seed collection and distribution for revegetation of Cockburn Sound and Coogee Maritime Trail.
City of Cockburn RSL Sub-Branch $10,000
The Cockburn Branch of the RSL supports the welfare of the ex-service and serving members of Australian Defence Forces and their families in Cockburn. The donation will assist with the organisation’s commemorative services and activities.
Lions Club of Jandakot Lakes $2,000
Part of a worldwide organisation, the Lions Club Jandakot Lakes supports the community through a range of activities to assist the disadvantaged.
Constable Care Child Safety Foundation $12,000
To assist the foundation to deliver theatre-in-education and interactive drama programs in Cockburn to engage children and young people aged four to 17 years in self-learning strategies focusing on safety, protective behaviours, crime prevention, mental health and better decision-making.
Cockburn Toy Library $7,000
This is an entirely volunteer-run service that loans educational resources and toys to the Cockburn community. This donation helps with the organisation’s operational expenses and rent at its Coolbellup premises.
Cockburn Volunteer Sea Search and Rescue Group $9,000
For operating costs for this volunteer organisation to serve the boating community with around-the-clock radio communications, emergency rescue and recovery services.
St Vincent De Paul Society Yangebup Conference $5,000
This is a volunteer-driven charitable organisation that provides emergency relief to Cockburn families.
Cockburn Community and Cultural Council Inc. $10,000
This organisation supports and promotes artistic, cultural and leisure activities within Cockburn. This donation will assist with operating costs.
Meerilinga Young Children’s Services Inc. Meerilinga Cockburn $10,000
Meerilinga is a registered charity that works with children, their families, early childhood professionals, planners and the community to reduce developmental vulnerability in children and to help parents increase coping skills.
Restore a Smile Foundation $2,000
This organisation’s key initiative ‘Pads for Progress’ will supply disposable, sustainable sanitary pads to women and girls in need within the Cockburn community.
Project Pax for Veterans of Western Australia $3,000
Project Pax supports serving and ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Forces experiencing PTSD by providing free access to boating activities and social support. The donation helps with the cost of mooring their vessel at Port Coogee Marina.
Yangebup Family Centre $13,125
The Centre provides a range of community services including programs for children, community workshops and events, parenting information and support services for families living in Yangebup and surrounding areas. The donation will enable the group to provide affordable crèche services.
Cockburn YouthCARE Council $20,000
YouthCARE works in partnership with school communities and the Department of Education to foster the psychological, social, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical development of over 1,300 students, parents and staff by maintaining a chaplaincy service at Lakeland Senior High School and Atwell College, and will commence at Hammond Park Secondary College in 2020.
Cooby Cares Inc. $5,000
Cooby Cares assists vulnerable families in Coolbellup and the wider Cockburn community by providing emergency relief food hampers, Christmas hampers and gifts, toiletries, cleaning products, baby items, linen and towels.
Assisting Your Life to Achieve (AYLA) $5,000
AYLA is a registered charity organisation based in the City of Cockburn. AYLA operates a low-cost food centre and emergency food bank, a not-for-profit café, an Op shop, pop-up hair salon, and a registered NDIS and mental health support service.
Volunteer Home Support, tipping fees $5,000
This organisation provides government-subsidised domestic cleaning, transport, handyman, lawn and gardening services to around 700 people that are frail, aged and with disabilities. This donation will help cover tip fees for Cockburn clients that can’t afford to pay.
Pineview Community Kindergarten, mural project $5,000
To help fund a mural depicting children at play and native birds common to Coolbellup on the front walls of the building.
Spanish Club WA, Spanish New Year’s Eve $3,000
An inclusive traditional Spanish event celebrating ‘old night’ with cultural festivities and dancing on New Year’s Eve at the Spanish Club in North Lake.
Dance Ability Performing Arts Kelete, Ability Festival Weekend $4,000
To host a two-day festival at Memorial Hall including a Dance Ability Nightclub for over 18s, A Silent Disco, an Open Music Weekend and pantomime of ‘Aladdin’ held at the end of Disability Awareness Week in December.
Cockburn Masters Swimming Club, Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim XXIV $13,000
For ‘Major Event Partner’ sponsorship of the 2020 Coogee Jetty to Jetty 24th competitive swim event at Coogee Beach in March.
Serbian Community ‘Krajina’, 2020 Darling Harbour Folk Festival $5,000
As a ‘Supporting Official Sponsor’ funding will go towards sending a group of 25 performers from their children’s and youth dance groups to attend the 2020 Sydney Serbian Folklore Festival in February. This is the largest Serbian festival in the southern hemisphere with 70,000 people expected to participate.
Spinnaker Health Research Foundation, City of Cockburn award $15,000
As a naming rights sponsor, the ‘City of Cockburn Award’ in the Spinnaker Health Research Foundation Grants 2020 will provide seed funding for research to address current health concerns in South Metropolitan Perth.
Jervoise Bay Sailing Club, Hobie Catamaran National Championships $3,000
Towards official sponsorship of the 2019/20 Hobie Catamaran National Championships being held at Jervoise Bay in late December to early January 2020.
Southern Lions Rugby Union Football Club, 10s Rugby Tournament $10,000
Towards naming rights sponsorship of the City of Cockburn 10s Rugby Invitational Tournament to be held at Success Regional Sports Facility in February 2020.
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