The Shire of Mundaring is easing the load for a family of triplets from Helena Valley through the KidSport program.
Mother Eleanor Armstrong said her nine-year-old sons Nicholas, Liam and Ryan joined the 1st Midland Scout Group about two years ago.
She said the funding covered uniforms and fees for the triplets, who would not be able to participate otherwise.
“The boys enjoy the social aspect and learning life skills,” Mrs Armstrong said.
“They take part in lots of community events and activities.
“It gets them out of the house and active – without the funding they would likely be sitting in front of the TV.”
Shire President Helen Dullard said the KidSport program was a major boost for families.
“A lot of children would not be able to participate in sporting or other activities if KidSport funding was not available,” she said.
“The Shire is proud to administer the program as it delivers real benefits to local children who participate in the community.”
KidSport provides one annual $200 grant to children aged five to 18 who live in the Shire and whose parents hold a Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card.
The Shire approved 290 KidSport applications totalling more than $30,000 in the past financial year.
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