Help­ing hand for com­mu­nity

Avon Valley Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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 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.

Coun­cil­lor An­drew Kiely con­grat­u­lated the City for iden­ti­fy­ing three groups that would ben­e­fit from the fund­ing.

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