Community funding info session in Alkimos

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A community funding information session will be held at the Alkimos Pop-Up Library on August 18.

A COMMUNITY funding information session for groups, organisations and clubs to learn more about securing some financial support will held in Alkimos in August.

Each year, the City of Wanneroo’s community funding program offers community groups, organisations and clubs the chance to secure financial support for their projects, activities and events.

Incorporated community groups, organisations and clubs based in the City of Wanneroo, or with a primary interest in the city, are eligible to apply through the program.

Last year, Yanchep Junior Districts Football Club (YJDFC) received $3000 funding from the city to go towards its annual gala day which was held at Yanchep Active Open Space on Sunday, July 15.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the city supported the club’s event which included amusement rides, food vans and football games for the community to enjoy.

“The council is particularly supportive of events that connect residents and help build community spirit while encouraging residents to be healthy and active,” she said.

YJDFC secretary Linda Cockman said the gala day was a significant date in the club’s annual calendar.

“Gala day is important because it’s a way for our club to engage with the wider Yanchep community, attract new club members, and secure local sponsors so we can keep operating,” she said.

“The funding received from the City of Wanneroo is fantastic because it goes towards financing the day’s activities, but ultimately, we want to grow our membership and sponsorship arrangements so we are financially secure and sustainable.”

The community funding information session will be held at the Alkimos Pop-Up Library on August 18.

To register email communityfunding@wanneroo.wa.gov.au before August 15.

Community groups, organisations and clubs with a great idea for a project or event in the City of Wanneroo from February 2019 may be eligible for funding support.

Applications open on September 12 and close on 24 October 24.

For more information, visit the city’s website wanneroo.wa.gov.au/communityfunding or contact the community funding officer on 9405 5951.