MORE than 30 community groups have received a welcome financial boost ahead of Christmas thanks to a City of Cockburn grant.
The first round of the 2018-19 Cockburn Community Fund saw 33 community groups, organisations and individuals share in nearly $200,000 worth of grants, donations, scholarships or sponsorship.
Among the recipients were the Yangebup Family Centre, which received $13,125 to provide an affordable crche service, $12,000 for the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation to deliver educational programs in the area and $4900 for the Cultural Learning Centre Mosaica to send a group to the 2019 Multicultural Festival in Canberra in February.
Cockburn mayor Logan Howlett said the next round of funding would open in February.
“Each year, through the Cockburn Community Fund, the City distributes more than one million dollars in financial support to local community groups, organisations and individuals for a wide range of activities,” he said.
“To all of our recipients, thank you for the valuable work that you do to make Cockburn the fantastic place we all love to live, work and visit.”