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The City of Kwinana has joined forces with the Kwinana Com­mu­nity Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank and Kwinana Com­mu­nity Chest to of­fer an im­proved fund­ing pro­gram to com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions.

The new Kwinana Com­mu­nity Fund­ing Pro­gram will give com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions the op­por­tu­nity to ap­ply for up to $5000 fund­ing to sup­port lo­cal projects.

The de­ci­sion to com­bine the fund­ing of the three or­gan­i­sa­tions came about at the ordi- nary coun­cil meet­ing held on Septem­ber 13.

City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams and chair­man of the Kwinana Com­mu­nity Bank branch of the Bendigo Bank John Iriks said the new pro­gram would pro­vide the op­por­tu­nity to fund larger com­mu­nity projects.

The Kwinana Com­mu­nity Fund­ing Pro­gram aims to en­cour­age lo­cal com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions to en­gage in ca­pac­ity build­ing and com­mu­nity en­gage­ment projects such as run­ning events, groups, art projects, work­shops and train­ing cour­ses.

Groups can also ap­ply for fund­ing for mi­nor equip­ment such as sport­ing equip­ment, gar­den­ing tools, fur­ni­ture or trail­ers.

The first round of Kwinana Com­mu­nity Fund­ing will open on Oc­to­ber 1 and close on Oc­to­ber 31.

A grants as­sess­ment and ap­proval process will be un­der­taken by a panel made up of two rep­re­sen­ta­tives from each or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Pic­ture: City of Kwinana

Mandy Grubb, John Iriks and Mayor Carol Adams.

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