A DOZEN sports and community organisations will share in $21,230 worth of sponsorships and donations from the City of Wanneroo.
At its September meeting, the council approved a $5000 donation to Twin Cities 89.7FM and asked administration to investigate opportunities to establish a sponsorship agreement.
Presenter Sue Myc welcomed the decision after giving a deputation on behalf of the volunteer-run station.
“It will pay a quarter of our transmission space and give us a little bit more breathing space while we knock on a few more doors,” she said.
Mrs Myc said the station promoted Wanneroo events and regularly hosted talks by the mayor and wanted a similar arrangement to the City of Joondalup’s $10,000 sponsorship deal.
She said the station was “delighted” that the City continued to show confidence in traditional media and recognised the role that 89.7FM played in the community.
“Radio continues to provide a platform for all community voices and provides direct, factual and effective information and entertainment,” she said.
“It’s about real people; a radio community that serves our local community.”
The council also approved a number of other donation requests.
A $2760 donation from Joondalup Community Mental Health Consumer Advisory Group to buy 500 T-shirts for its World Mental Health Day barbecue on October 10 was given the nod.
A $2500 request from Sideffect Australia for its regional roadshow on substance awareness to visit Yanchep Secondary College on October 22 was approved.
Another related to fee waivers worth $540 for the Wanneroo and Districts Historical Society to hire a Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre meeting room for its monthly meetings.
Under sponsorships, the council agreed to give Black Swan Taekwondo $2000 for the CK Classic Malaysian Open Championships, Landsdale Christian School $2000 for a Cambodia trip and Wanneroo Scout Club $1600 for the 2019 Australian Jamboree.
It also agreed to give SEMAS Academy Australia $1500 for the International Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Championship in The Netherlands, Football West $1200 for the FFA National Youth Championships and Jody Marshall Dance Company $1000 for the 20th CSTD Asia Pacific Dance Competition in Singapore.
ATI Martial Arts will get $800 for the Australian Taekwondo National Championships and Wanneroo Joondalup Lacrosse Club $600 for the ALA U15 Boys and Girls Tournament in Melbourne.