A CAROL service at Splendid Park in early December is one event the City of Wanneroo is helping fund in coming months.
In total the council endorsed more than $21,000 for five community groups to run upcoming events in the local government area.
True North Church will receive $7189 for the Yanchep Carol service on Sunday, December 6 at Splendid Park and Carols on the Green on Sunday, December 13 at True North Church, Merriwa.
One Church Perth has been allocated $6600 for its Wanneroo Christmas Lunch on Friday, December 25 at the Irene McCormack Catholic College, Butler.
The Association of the Liberian Community of Australia in Western Australia will be given $2183 for a Liberian Community Independence Day event set to be held on a date in September at the Alexander Heights Community Centre.
For a Commemoration of Remembrance Day on Wednesday, November 11 at the War Memorial, Memorial Park, Wanneroo the Naval Association of Australia (Western Australia section) will receive $2966.
The Ghana Association of Western Australia has been allocated $3000 for a Ghana Republic and Cultural Festival to be held in October at the Alexander Heights Community Centre.
Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said the latest round of funding supported events that celebrated community.
“I am delighted to see that our community will now benefit from these exciting events in the coming months,” she said.
Association of the Liberian Community of Australia (WA) president Bouah Kardio said the funding meant a lot to the Liberian community.
“This event helps us to socialise with fellow Liberian and the wider Australian communities. We showcase our beautiful African attires, culture and dishes,’’ she said.
“We also engage with service providers by building professional relationships that allow our community members to collect information about services in their community in the City of Wanneroo.
“On behalf of my community, we’re very grateful for the amazing opportunity that our funding application has been approved.”
Mrs Roberts said the council had adopted a revised community funding program that included a range of new funding categories that would be available for application at various points throughout the 2020-21 financial year.