Neighbourhood centre awarded funds to run programs

Derrick Ernst Neighbourhood Centre manager Ann Mills, Maylands MLA Lisa Baker, Morley MLA Amber-Jade Sanderson with her son Hugo and Bayswater Childcare Association chair Sally Palmer
Derrick Ernst Neighbourhood Centre manager Ann Mills, Maylands MLA Lisa Baker, Morley MLA Amber-Jade Sanderson with her son Hugo and Bayswater Childcare Association chair Sally Palmer

DERRICK Ernst Neighbourhood Centre in Morley has received a grant to fund programs including English classes for migrants.

The State Government granted the Bayswater Child Care Association, which runs the centre, with $153,975 through the Empowering Communities program.

The grant funding will also cover other programs including a partnership with local women’s refuge Orana House, parenting courses, sign language classes for children, first aid for parents and cultural food sharing.

Maylands MLA Lisa Baker said the centre’s programs helped build connected and vibrant communities.

“Different communities have different priorities, circumstances and pressures,” she said.

“Grassroots organisations are best-placed to understand these needs and how to support their communities.”

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