City of Wanneroo gives away $50,000 to community groups, events

The City of Wanneroo will give Nature Play WA $5000 to host Cubby Town 2 at Yanchep National Park in April.
The City of Wanneroo will give Nature Play WA $5000 to host Cubby Town 2 at Yanchep National Park in April.

SEVERAL community groups will receive funding from the City of Wanneroo for events in 2018, including a second Cubby Town at Yanchep National Park.

The council agreed to allocate more than $50,000 through its community funding program in December, with the Northern Suburbs Men’s Shed in Landsdale receiving the biggest portion at $9000.

It agreed to give Nature Play WA $5000 for Cubby Town 2, which will take place on April 28.

The Yanchep Two Rocks Community Recreation Association was granted $8070 for its 40th anniversary celebration, which will involve a family fun day at Charnwood Park on a date yet to be confirmed.

Atlantis Productions received a $1656 grant for a ‘Flashback reunion and carnival’ that will form part of those 40th celebrations.

The City allocated $5000 to the Vietnamese Community in Australia – WA Chapter, for the Tet New Year 2018 celebrations at the Wanneroo Showground on February 23 and 24.

It gave Recreational Trail Bike Riders Association of WA a $3000 grant for the Friends of Pinjar Project at the Pinjar 0ff-road vehicle area on Nowergup Road from March 1 to May 31.

It allocated $3500 to Wanneroo Scout Group $3500 for an Australia Day Breakfast in the Park on January 26 at the Wanneroo Showground and gave the Australia Day Council of WA $2375 for a community citizenship forum on April 17 at the Girrawheen Hub.

Challenge Brass Band received $1760 for the Autumn Concert at the Wanneroo Community Centre, including musical workshops at the Wanneroo Recreation Centre, from April 14 to May 5.

The funding approvals included grants for Anzac and Remembrance Day activities, with $8673 going to Quinns Rocks RSL, $3549 to Yanchep Two Rocks RSL and $1900 to the Royal Australian Air Force Association (WA Division) for services at Cambrai Village in Merriwa.

This financial year the City allocated $90,000 to its community funding program with $21,500 remaining for the March 2018 round of applications.

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