Alkimos Beach Seeding Fund sees three community initiatives get money for projects


Anania Tagaro votes for a community group in the Alkimos Beach Seedling Fund.
Anania Tagaro votes for a community group in the Alkimos Beach Seedling Fund.

THREE groups will be vying for votes to get extra funding for community projects in Alkimos.

The first round of the Alkimos Beach Seedling Fund for 2016, run by the Sprout Hub, has seen three finalists receive $1000 each for their local community initiative.

Finalists include The Scouts Association of WA who will use the funds to establish a group in the area and buy equipment; Camera Story, who will bring photography workshops for seven to 21-year-olds to Alkimos; and AWESOME Arts who will facilitate a monthly creative bubs program for parents and children up to five.

Community voting opened on May 16 allowing the public to participate in a process similar to crowd funding to top up the base grant funds from a total pool of $9000.

“We have three excellent not-for-profit groups this round who will all bring vibrant and exciting initiatives to Alkimos Beach,” Sprout Hub director Bridie Ritchie said.

“The fund will be community owned and driven, so it will have a long legacy of seeding and supporting the local projects, clubs and groups.

“Now it’s up to the community to decide what they want to see in their backyard.”

Vote online or at the Sprout Hub in Escarpment Park until June 13.