Projects for 15 community and sporting groups across the federal electorate of Fremantle are currently at or near completion thanks to a total of $150,000 in Stronger Communities Programme funding.
Two thirds of recipients benefitted from a one-off allowance for the grant to cover 100 per cent of project costs. Ordinarily, the grant covers a maximum of 50 per cent of costs.
“Fundraising opportunities were badly hampered by the COVID19 pandemic and I am glad to have been able to help ensure that our critically important community organisations could proceed with much needed upgrades and improvements,” said Mr Wilson.
“It has been made clearer than ever through this crisis that community connection and interaction are vital to wellbeing as people try to navigate through and cope with the challenges and heartache of the pandemic.”
“I congratulate all the groups and organisations that have found a way to push ahead with their projects in difficult circumstances because by doing so they are creating and sustaining activity and social inclusion in our part of the world.”
Recipients of Stronger Communities Programme Round 6 funding in the federal electorate of Fremantle:
|Organisation||Grant Total||Project title|
|Spearwood Dalmatinac Club||$6,180.00||Netting for Netball/Futsal Court|
|Fremantle PCYC||$14,658.00||Outdoor courtsArea Revitalisation|
|Black Swan Health||$20,000.00||Freo Street Doctor Vehicle Refurbishment|
|Bibra Lake Scout Group||$7,300.00||New Rover Den Fitout|
|Cockburn Basketball Association||$15,000.00||Scoreboard upgrade|
|North Fremantle Football Club||$15,000.00||Electronic Scoreboard|
|Coogee Beach Surf Life Saving Club||$10,700.00||Equipment for Starfish Nippers propgram|
|Cockburn Community Wildlife Corridor||$4,023.00||Signs and tree planters|
|The Hub 6163||$3,225.00||New website development|
|Lions Club of East Fremantle||$4,650.00||Storage trailer and equipment|
|Jandakot Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade||$15,114.00||Lockers for protective clothing|
|Cockburn Toy library||$5,000.00||Gross motor play equipment|
|East Fremantle Yacht CLub||$19,000.00||Safety boat replacement|
|Friends of the Community Inc||$3,500.00||Food van air conditioning|
|Australian Army Museum of WA||$6,650.00||Gallery engagement modules|
Even more so than previous rounds of this program, the opportunity was substantially over-subscribed with an ask exceeding 5:1 of available funds.
Expressions of interest for a seventh round will be sought as soon as the details become available.