Grants and donations program

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Council has resolved to create a community grant funding program in two parts.

$70,000 of funds unspent from the Community Development budget for this financial year has been reallocated to a COVID-19 response community grant program.

Another $50,000 has been repurposed from the Town’s Assets Budget to support those in the artistic and creative industries sector, who are based in the Town. $10,000 grants will be awarded to support to local artists and arts projects to be delivered between July and December 2020.

These grants are being offered in addition to the Town’s regular grants and donations programs. Groups and organisations that have received grants and donations funding in the past, are also eligible for this additional funding, provided they have fulfilled all reporting and acquittal requirements.

Restart Arts Grants

The Town is offering our local creative community grants of up to $10,000 to support artistic projects that can reconnect and revive our community. The Town is seeking to support creative projects with an outcome that can be enjoyed by the Vic Park community.

Complete a grant application

Find out more about Restart Arts Grants

 

Restart Community Grants: successful applicants

Applicant

Project

Objective

Amount
(ex. GST)

Victoria Park Community Centre

Restart the Strip

The Community Centre will collaborate with local businesses to create four community events. The centre will engage local food business to showcase what they do through courses which will be delivered in person (COVID-19 restrictions permitting) and simultaneously online.

Increase community capacity and encourage community-led programs to address local needs

$4,413

Connect Vic Park

Connect 60 Mind and Soul

Connect60 is a 10-week in-person wellness program for people 60 living independently and at risk of declining function and quality of life associated with social isolation, especially due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Assist in the relief of people in need as a direct or indirect consequence of the conditions imposed by COVID-19

$4,950

Fusion Australia

Kent Street High School Mentoring Program

The mentoring and life skills program is an in-class program run weekly for identified at risk students at Kent Street High School. This program focuses on equipping and empowering students impacted by COVID-19 with useful skills and awareness for managing themselves, their mental health and relationships.

Assist in the relief of people in need as a direct or indirect consequence of the conditions imposed by COVID-19

$9,805

Harold Hawthorne Community Centre

VP55 Club

The project will start with small clubs of special interests to community members aged 55 living in the Town. The initial clubs will consist of the following clubs: Coffee and Chat, Community Garden, Art Club and Book Club.

Provide relief and support of residents (including homeless residents) within the Town

$10,000

Nardine Wimmins Refuge

COVID-19 cleaning

To engage a professional cleaner and gardener to assist with ensuring cleanliness, hygiene standards are maintained, and upkeep of gardens allowing families to socialise safely in this current pandemic environment.

Assist in the relief of people in need as a direct or indirect consequence of the conditions imposed by COVID-19

$10,000

Tracey Gibbs (artist)

Wildflower trail

To install 12 miniature murals of wildflowers on walls around the Town. A map will be created for people to find wildflowers. The murals will be at ground level to make it easy spotting for young children. They will feature bright and vibrant Western Australian native flowers.

Increase community capacity and encourage community-led programs to address local needs

$3,846

Riverview Community Services

Asylum Seeker HUB COVID-19

This project seeks to increase the welfare for people seeking asylum and temporary protection visa holders impacted by COVID-19. It will provide essential bill assistance including rent, emergency accommodation, medical and energy bills. This assistance will be supplied through the Asylum Seeker Hub.

Provide relief and support of residents (including homeless residents) within the Town

$9,000

GLBTI Rights Ageing Inc

Talking Generations/A Fabulous Xmas in July
(two events)

Talking Generations is an afternoon tea where members of the LGBTIQ and wider community come together with guest speakers.

A Xmas in July will be an evening of cabaret and community games. Hosted by a talented drag superstar.

Increase community capacity and encourage community-led programs to address local needs

$3,690

Victoria Park Soccer Club

Rejuvenation of Parnham Park Club room and soccer equipment

The grant is to replace lost club sponsorship income that was budgeted ($8,000) to be utilised to purchase equipment needed for playing soccer (specifically goal nets, paint for goal posts and pitch line marking and uniforms).

Purchase interior equipment to activate the space and to comply with the guidelines on socialising within the post COVID-19 environment.

Increase community capacity and encourage community-led programs to address local needs

$6,042

Victoria Park Cricket Club

Cricket Club Sustainability

This grant is to ensure that the cricket club can accommodate the following during this time of financial duress due to the COVID-19. It is for maintenance of playing equipment and facilities and essential game equipment.

Increase community capacity and encourage community-led programs to address local needs

$4,300

Carlisle/Victoria Park Toy Library

Re-Start and Expansion Kick-Start – Phase 1 Storage and key collection items.

The CVP Toy Library is in a rebuilding and growth phase. This will involve redesigning the current shelving layout and purchasing additional shelving. This will allow the toy library to process, display and make a larger number of donated and new toys that are currently in the storeroom. They will purchase some key collection items that are central to their mission of providing local families with access to toys and equipment that they would not otherwise be able to afford.

Increase community capacity and encourage community-led programs to address local needs

$3,862

TOTAL

$69,908