Grants help out
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.