Grants help out

The Advocate (Perth) - - WHAT'S ON -

THE City of Swan has awarded lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions with a to­tal of $45,000 in fund­ing.

Three awards of $15,000 were awarded to im­prov­ing youth men­tal health, a foot­ball pro­gram for Abo­rig­i­nal youth and the world cham­pi­onships for ra­dio-con­trolled cars.

City of Swan Mayor David Lu­cas said the Swan com­mu­nity fund­ing scheme aimed to sup­port ini­tia­tives that brought the com­mu­nity to­gether and en­cour­aged so­cial in­ter­ac­tion, com­mu­nity par­tic­i­pa­tion and in­clu­sion.

“The City is de­lighted to sup­port projects that make such a dif­fer­ence to peo­ple liv­ing in our com­mu­nity,” he said.

“I think it’s ex­cit­ing that we’re host­ing the world cham­pi­onships for ra­dio-con­trolled cars in our City. We look for­ward to wel­com­ing around 6000 vis­i­tors from across the globe to this event.”

Swan Districts Foot­ball Club was awarded a $15,000 Swan com­mu­nity grant to sup­port its work through the Com­mu­nity Abo­rig­i­nal Foot­ball Pro­gram.

Mid­land-based arts group DADAA re­ceived a $15,000 Swan com­mu­nity grant to sup­port its Popup Arts project.

The City also an­nounced $15,000 for the Model Off Road Buggy Club.

The Club is host­ing the 2018 IFMAR (In­ter­na­tional Fed­er­a­tion of Model Auto Rac­ing) Nitro Off Road World Cham­pi­onships in White­man Park from Novem­ber 1 to 10.

Al­tone ward coun­cil­lor Andrew Kiely con­grat­u­lated the City for iden­ti­fy­ing three or­gan­i­sa­tions that would ben­e­fit from the fund­ing.

“Th­ese groups work tire­lessly to sup­port and en­cour­age so many peo­ple and the City is to be com­mended for al­lo­cat­ing this fund­ing,” he said.

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