Seville Grove: funding reinstated for Champion Centre

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THE City of Armadale has welcomed news federal funding for the Champion Centre has been reinstated until December.

The Centre will receive the $160,000 funding through the Federal Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS), which will be used to pay for two contract staff as well as program funds for the Children and Schooling stream of the IAS.

Armadale mayor Henry Zelones said the funding was critical to program delivery at the centre.

“The City really appreciates the Federal Government’s decision to reinstate the funding after we were advised in December last year that it would not continue,” he said.

“The Champion Centre is a highly respected community hub for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. “It is run by local Noongar staff who have built strong relationships with the community, state government agencies, not-for-profit organisations and community groups.

“The Centre offers an inclusive, safe, neutral environment for all families to access and delivers a range of needed activities and programs in the community.

“The IAS component of the initiatives provided by the Champion Centre is vital to the local Aboriginal community.”