Grants help give hope

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

SOUTH Perth com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions Lead­ing Youth For­ward and Wheels For Hope have been awarded $10,000 each from the West­pac Foun­da­tion Com­mu­nity Grants pro­gram for their sup­port of the dis­abled and youth at risk.

Lead­ing Youth For­ward aims to en­hance the lives of at-risk Perth teenagers in years 8 to 10 by pro­vid­ing men­tor­ships, pos­i­tive ex­pe­ri­ences and role mod­els.

Wheels for Hope helps fam­i­lies with dis­abil­i­ties who do not have suit­able trans­port to ac­cess med­i­cal ser­vices, ed­u­ca­tion and com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties by loan­ing wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble ve­hi­cles.

Both or­gan­i­sa­tions will also re­ceive ad­di­tional sup­port which in­cludes a West­pac Foun­da­tion Com­mu­nity Grants Am­bas­sador, men­tor­ing, train­ing and net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

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