Council last night resolved to award over $293,000 to local community groups through the Annual Grants Program.
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mayor John Bowler said taking into consideration allocations through existing three year service agreements, the City would be contributing more than $500,000 to local community groups in the 2020/21 financial year.
“Our annual grant program is a way for the City to support not for profit organisations who want to make a difference in the local community, and contribute to the City's quality of life through the provision of events, projects, activities and services,” Mayor Bowler said.
“We received a number of outstanding applications for the 2020/21 year, including a submission for an intergenerational playgroup project, run by the Sandalwood Family Centre, which would facilitate positive engagement between generations, where seniors, families and their children can be brought together through a variety of programs, like interactive play, music, stories and craft activities.
“Another exciting project is the Golden Mile Art Exhibition Group’s Rejuvenation Project, which has been funded through a three year service agreement, and will allow them to focus on art therapy, masterclass workshops, First Nation artist workshops as a means to effect cultural change within the community.”
Other projects that have been funded this year include one off grants to both the Royal Flying Doctors Service and the Goldfields Repertory Club for their rebuilding projects, a $10,000 contribution to SAFE Inc. for their community de-sexing and microchipping day, and funding for a new multicultural food garden at the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community Garden.
A full list of recipients can be found on the City’s website at www.ckb.wa.gov.au/AGP