Stronger Communities Program: Fremantle organisations benefit from federal grants


Federal member for Fremantle Melissa Parke and Leeuwin Foundation chief executive Anne-Marie Archer aboard the ship.
Federal member for Fremantle Melissa Parke and Leeuwin Foundation chief executive Anne-Marie Archer aboard the ship.

A NUMBER of local organisations will get much needed new equipment thanks to more than $60,000 of federal grants.

St Patricks Community Support Centre, Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation, Rottnest Foundation Inc and the Spearwood Dalmatinac Sport and Community Club have all been given a funding boost through the first round of the Stronger Communities Programme.

Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation chief executive Anne-Marie Archer said they were excited to receive the grant.

“Replacing navigational instruments and the helm station has been identified as a crucial requirement for the continued delivery of our youth development program,” she said.

“Our youth spend a large about of time at the helm station using the equipment and learning how to navigate the ship.

“The new funding will make a huge difference to youth, volunteer crew and watch keepers on board.”

Visit www.investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/scp for more information.

Funding Recipients

St Patricks Community Support Centre (Fremantle): $20,000 to build a new oral health centre.

Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation (Fremantle): $15,992 to buy new navigational equipment for the STS Leeuwin.

Rottnest Foundation Inc (Rottnest Island) $20,000 for an art piece screen as part of the Indigenous Burial Ground project.

Dalmatinac Sport and Community Club (Spearwood): $7615 for new chairs and tables.