City support sustains hope for change
THREE local sustainability ventures have received $2000 from the City of Canning to roll out their projects in the community.
After surpassing crowdfunding targets, Canning Fabric Heroes, Hope for Her and Good Deed Movement received the additional funding from the City.
Canning Fabric Heroes is committed to installing a fabric bag swap station at local supermarkets.
Hope for Her aims to end period poverty by developing biodegradable sanitary pads. The Good Deed Movement is providing support to the homeless by running boot camp classes.
Collectively, more than $20,000 was raised for the three projects through community investment alone.
Canning Mayor Paul Ng said the City was working on growing local social enterprise.
“With the help of community investment and support, the City has proudly built the capacity of three new social enterprises in Canning, who have been mentored through a community building and crowdfunding program over the past 12 weeks,” Mr Ng said.
“The long-term social and community benefit these projects will have, now that they have the funding and community support behind them to launch real solutions to real sustainability problems, paints a bright future for them and our future generations.”
Zavier Walker, of Fabric Heroes, Ivan Marcelo, of Good Deed Movement, Start Some Good CEO Tom Dawkins, Hope for Her’s Pamela and Seelan Govender, and Bailey Walker, of Fabric Heroes.