Mandurah groups acknowledged for hard work through final round of community grants

Representatives of some of the groups who received funding.
Representatives of some of the groups who received funding.

COMMUNITY groups and volunteers have been acknowledged for their hard work through the final round of 2018 City of Mandurah community grants.

A total of 40 grants worth $218,513 were handed out to community groups and associations, not-for-profit organisations, local businesses and schools for new and ongoing programs and initiatives.

The funding program includes the Community Association Fund Grants, the Partnership Fund Grants and the Nikki Wise Memorial Scholarship.

Mayor Rhys Williams said there was a big increase in applications for funding.

“Helping grassroots projects grow and thrive is very important for the long term sustainability of our community,’’ he said.

Community Association Fund Grants to increase community participation and involvement in Mandurah and develop the skills of community associations and volunteer-based organisations: Sue Edge supported by Parkinson’s WA, U3A, Mandurah City Choral Society, Meadow Springs Primary P and C, Silver Chain, South Halls Head Primary School P and C, Mandurah Music Club, Riverside Primary P and C, Compassionate Friends Mandurah, Carole Webb supported by Peel Volunteer Resource Centre, Peel Amateur Radio Group, Alana Grant supported by Rocky Bay Inc, Manta Rays Swim Club, Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club, Coastal Lakes College Parents and Community Association, Seniors Recreation Council of WA Peel Branch, 1Church Incorporated, Safe Woman Safe Family, WA Mums Cottage, Aquajets Swim Squad, Inner Wheel Club of Mandurah, Lakelands Primary School P and C Association, Peel Preservation Group, Kerry Wilson supported by Little Aussie Caf, Mums of Mandurah, Mandurah Wood Turners Mandurah Street Chaplains, Allambee Counselling;

Partnership Fund Grant – to partner with not-for-profit organisations to deliver essential programs, services or projects to the community, especially where there is a gap in service:

Clontarf Academy Coodanup, Mature Adults Learning Association, The Fathering Project, Story Dogs, Mandurah Men’s Shed, Mandurah Concert Band, Dawesville RSL Sub-Branch, Peel Multicultural Association, Madora Bay Community Association, Winjan Aboriginal Corporation, Peel Community Kitchen

The Nikki Wise Memorial Scholarship – a new scholarship to honour the life and dedicated community work of Nikki Wise who died in a motorbike accident in 2016: awarded to Dee-Arne Hovingh.