Locals receive $250k+ from Cockburn Community Fund

More than $250,000 has been allocated to 62 community groups, organisations and individuals in the second round of the 2018-19 Cockburn Community Fund – the City of Cockburn’s Grants, Donations and Sponsorship program.
Recipients were announced at a ceremony at the City’s Administration Building on Tuesday, 28 May 2019.
The March funding round received 75 applications, including 20 applications for Community Grants, eight applications for Donations and five for Sponsorship.
This round’s funding included Donations of $77,800, Grants of $133,837, Scholarships of $2,400 and Sponsorship of $38,000, totalling $252,037.
“The Cockburn Community Fund delivers over one million dollars in funding to our local groups, organisations and individuals every year, to help with projects and activities that enrich our community,” Mayor Logan Howlett said.
“I congratulate all of our worthy recipients and thank you all for the incredible contributions you make to Cockburn.”
Some of the recipients include:
  • Second Harvest – $18,000 to continue helping Cockburn families and community members with emergency food relief, access to low cost and nutritious food, clothing, footwear and household items, and daily food deliveries to Southwell Primary School.
  • Telethon Speech and Hearing – $12,500 towards the ‘No Gap Hear’ project, which will provide the City with its first audiological booth at Cockburn Integrated Health.
  • Business Foundations – $10,000 to sponsor Business Foundations to design and deliver specialised business workshops to be held locally and to address specific issues challenging local businesses.
  • Dance Ability Performing Arts Kelete (DAPAK) – $4,800 to support DAPAK to provide seven classes a week in Dance and Music Therapy, Performance, Adult Fitness and Musical Theatre, to 80 children and adults with disabilities.
  • Friends of Woodman Point Recreation Camp – $3,000 for the construction of a professional replica model of the HMAT Boonah troop ship to improve storytelling and understanding of Cockburn's unique wartime, social and medical history.
  • 1st Bibra Lake Scout Group – $3,000 towards purchasing updated equipment for outdoor adventure activities and indoor arts and crafts as part of the Bibra Lake Scout Group’s 50th Anniversary Equipment Renewal Project.
  • Spearwood Alternative School – $3,250 towards the ‘Historical and Nyungar Story Signs at Piara’ project.
  • Beeliar Community Voice – $2,772 for a series of community tree planting days.
  • Atwell Primary School – $1,179 for the creation of a garden named ‘Ngala Maya’ meaning ‘Our Place’. The garden will feature native flora with the backdrop of a mural created by local Aboriginal volunteers and will provide authentic learning experiences for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.
The next funding round will open in August 2019.

Information about the City’s funding programs is available on the website.


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