Chance for growth
A $1000 grant has helped a Beeliar community group plant more than a dozen new trees at a local park.
THEY say money doesn’t grow on trees, but a $1000 grant has helped a Beeliar community group plant a number of trees.
Beeliar Community Voice was one of six local community groups to receive a $1000 grant under the Stockland Care Grants program and used their share to plant tuart and ironbark trees at Mariposa Park during a community tree planting day in August.
Beeliar Community Voice president Wendy Campbell said successful community events such as the tree planting day would not be possible without grants.
“We had 50 people of all ages come along to give us a hand, and many families have adopted the trees they planted,” she said.
“For BCV, we are committed to building local participation, and creating a stronger sense of community inclusiveness and wellbeing.
“We endeavour to make the suburb safer for everyone and collaborate to promote a healthier environment and we also strive to build relationships with businesses, Cockburn Council, government agencies and other community groups in the area for the greater benefit of the residents. Without grants such as this, our abilities to achieve our goals would not be possible.”
Other grant recipients were the Rotary Club of Cockburn, Success Blazers Netball Club, Treeby Community Association, Hammond Park Association and Northside Radio Association.
d486418 Leah Bruce, Wendy Campbell and Jo Forward.
From left: Leah Bruce, Wendy Campbell and Jo Forward with trees funded by the $1000 grant.