Empowering Our Community: 19 Grants Awarded

Published on Monday, 6 May 2024 at 11:54:22 AM

Nineteen community groups have been awarded a community grant totalling $59,640 from the Shire of Mundaring’s Community Grants program which supports a variety of valuable community driven initiatives across the shire. 

Among the grants, three Community Event and 13 Matching Grants were awarded to the value of $28,089. 

One of the recipients of a Matching Grant was the Mundaring Sporting Club who were awarded $2000 to procure tee area materials and disc golf tee pad signs.

The materials will be used as part of their project to upgrade the disc golf course from one to two 18-hole courses ahead of hosting the World Flying Disc Federation World Team Disc Golf Championship in November.

Committee Member of the Mundaring Sporting Club - Disc Golf, Sue Summers said the club was grateful for the Shire’s support and for receiving the grant.

“To be able to host the championships later this year, the event requires a minimum of two 18-hole courses," she said. 

“We are very grateful for the Shire awarding us the funds to help make this championship come to fruition. 

“The upgrade will uplift Mundaring Sporting Club’s profile in Disc Golf and enable the club to hold events that meet the growing needs of the community, as well has benefit high performance Disc Golf athletes who are looking for training facilities in Perth.”

Milestone Event, InspireArts and Youth Engagement Partnership Grants 

A $2500 annual Milestone Event Grant was awarded to Mount Helena Junior Football Club to celebrate their 60th anniversary, whilst Wheels Inc. received a $3000 InspireArts Community Creativity & Cultural Fund grant for a community art project. 

A $3000 InspireArts Community Creativity & Cultural Fund was awarded to The Darlington Sports and Recreation Association (WA) Inc for costs associated with production of a community led film about the Darlington community.

Roar Inc. secured a $23,051 Youth Engagement Partnership Fund Grant for their Fast Fit Roar Program.

Deputy Shire President Trish Cook said she was looking forward to seeing the impact the grants would have across community groups in the shire. 

“We have amazing, active, volunteer, community groups which are a credit to our Shire,” she said.

“Council appreciates and supports our community groups to achieve their goals and contribute to our long-term community strength and resilience.

“Thank you to all the volunteers and congratulations to the community groups who applied and received a grant in this round.”

Want to apply for a grant?

Community groups interested in applying for a grant can visit the Community Grants Program page on the Shire’s website. 

Matching and Event Grants were awarded to the following:

  • Glen Forrest Sports Club to deliver the GlenFest event
  • GidgeHills Scout Group for the Eastern Hills Guide and Scout Group 60th anniversary community campfire
  • First Friends Playgroup for their Rebuilding the Village event
  • Mount Helena Junior Football Club for promotional material
  • The Hills Choir for a new keyboard
  • Eastern Hills Community Kindergarten and Playgroup for shed storage
  • Glen Forrest Community Kindergarten and Playgroup for fencing
  • Parkerville Playgroup for multicultural dolls and accessories
  • Mundaring Netball Club for equipment and coaching support
  • Mundaring Sporting Club for a disc golf course upgrade
  • Hills Rangers Football Club for the purchase of essential football equipment
  • Darlington Scout Group for hiking tents and outdoor cooking items
  • Swan Districts Junior Football Umpire Association for umpire intercoms
  • Hills Lions Basketball Club for new uniforms
  • Perth Hills Junior Cricket Club for a new website; and
  • Mundaring Toy Library for book ‘story bags.’ 

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