Council gives $90,000 in support to local community groups

By Our Reporter

More than $90,000 has been allocated to local community groups, programs and events in the latest round of Wyndham City grants.

Wyndham City Mayor Cr Mia Shaw said this round of Identity, Inclusion and Connection grants awarded up to $5,000 to 24 not-for-profit groups and organisations across Wyndham.

“Funding has been allocated to local events, projects and initiatives that build a sense of community identity, increasing appreciation of diverse perspectives and strengthening supportive networks,” Cr Shaw said.

Culturally and linguistically diverse communities, people from lower-socio-economic backgrounds, young people and seniors are just some of the groups to benefit from this latest round of grants, she explained.

“At Wyndham City, we are committed to supporting initiatives that encourage a sense of identity and inclusion, while strengthening community connections,” Cr Shaw said.

The Williams Landing Scout Group is the recipient of $5,000 which will go towards the launch of a community food fair and activities during Cultural Diversity Week in 2020. The Victorian Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Coalition has received $5,000 for the establishment of a space where women from diverse cultural backgrounds can meet to share their stories in a bid to combat social isolation.

And Point Cook P-9 College will receive $5,000 for a project that involves students, teachers parents and carers painting five water tanks to celebrate their identities and showcase the work of students, after engaging with an Aboriginal artist, Cr Shaw said.

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