Two Victoria Park support groups benefit from community funding grants

Brightwater resident Stephen Doney. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d442839
Brightwater resident Stephen Doney. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d442839

TWO Victoria Park groups have received funding from SGIO as part of its 2015 Community Grant program.

School for Parents has been awarded $5000 for a crime prevention project.

The Crime Prevention Education: Helping Children with Intellectual Disabilities Make Smart Choices project will engage students with intellectual disabilities in early intervention crime prevention education.

School for Parents’ Liz Green said they worked with some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the community.

“This project will empower them with the knowledge and skills to make good choices regarding crime prevention, ensuring they are valued worthwhile members of the community,” she said.

Brightwater Care Group has also been awarded $5000 for an emergency readiness and response project.

The Emergency Response Procedures for Clients and Residents project will see the production of emergency response training and manuals for clients, including evacuation, fire, intruder and medical emergency.

Brightwater Warnbro house resident Stephen Doney (44) has been assisting in rolling out the project.

“We can’t leave it up to the staff to do everything,” Mr Doney said.

“It is helpful for our residents to know what to do to help themselves and others if there is ever a problem.”

The SGIO Community Grants program supports local organisations and projects.