Cockburn community fund gives $250,000 to local groups

A Cappella West's Lindsey Dyer (left) and Alison Hamersley with Cockburn mayor Logan Howlett.
A Cappella West's Lindsey Dyer (left) and Alison Hamersley with Cockburn mayor Logan Howlett.

MORE than 60 Cockburn community groups and organisations have received a welcome funding boost.

The 62 recipients will share in more than $250,000 under the Cockburn Community Fund, the City of Cockburn’s grants, donations and sponsorships program.

Among those were Second Harvest, who received $18,000 to continue helping locals in need through their emergency food relief program and Dance Ability Performing Arts Kelete, who received $4800 to provide seven classes a week in dance and music therapy to children and adults with disability.

A Cappella West also received $3000 to fly them to the United States where they will represent Australia in an upcoming international A Cappella competition.

Cockburn mayor Logan Howlett said the 62 recipients were chosen from 75 applications.

“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,” he said.

“I congratulate all of our worthy recipients and thank you all for the incredible contributions you make to Cockburn.”

The next round of funding will open in August.