City gives back to the community

Community Grant recipients, Midwest Community Living Association, will use funds from Round 16 to help with events like the International Day with a Disability basketball games at the Foreshore.

Community Grant recipients, Midwest Community Living Association, will use funds from Round 16 to help with events like the International Day with a Disability basketball games at the Foreshore.

Twenty local groups are celebrating financial boosts with the money going towards community driven projects, all thanks to round 16 of the City of Greater Geraldton’s Community Grants Program.

A total of $175,000 was awarded to the community groups for projects which aim to make a positive contribution to the Geraldton area.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor, Ian Carpenter, said community groups aren’t often acknowledged for their hard work and contribution to the public.

“People often turn a blind eye to our community groups and that’s where the Community Grants Program comes into play,” he said.

“Each grant is valuable and beneficial to not only the groups receiving it, but to the community.

“The Community Grants program provides the opportunity for local groups who need our assistance to continue with their efforts and communal projects,” said Mr Carpenter.

Grants will see projects including the Short Term Accommodation for Youth’s (STAY) Learner Driver Program, Chrysalis Support Services’ Volleyball Against Violence, Ex Victoria District Hospital Staff Associations reprint of ‘Miss Crowley’s Girls’ book, and the Geraldton City RSL Sub Branch Birdwood House project, all put in place.

Recipients for the 16th round include:

  • STAY
  • Tenindewa Progress Association
  • Community Group of Greenough (Inc)
  • Midwest Community Living Association
  • Geraldton Aboriginal Regional Medical Service
  • Chrysalis Support Services
  • Women’s Health Resource Centre Inc
  • Batavia Coast Maritime Heritage Association
  • Wonthella Bowling Club Inc
  • Wonthella Progress Association
  • Ex Victoria District Hospital Staff Association Inc
  • Friends of Geraldton Gardens Inc (FroGGs)
  • Mullewa Women’s Indigenous Group
  • DADAA Ltd
  • The Apex Club of Geraldton
  • Inspired Living Foundation
  • Pollinators Inc
  • Geraldton Amateur Swimming Club
  • Mullewa District Agriculture Society Inc and,
  • Geraldton City RSL Sub Branch

The purpose of the Community Grants Program is to provide assistance for one off events, activities, projects and programs delivered by local community groups and organisations.

For further information relating to the Community Grants Program, contact the City of Greater Geraldton on (08) 9956 6600 or via council@cgg.wa.gov.au. 

*Twice each year the City of Greater Geraldton returns funds to the community in the form of community grants. Last financial year, 37 Community Grant Submissions were successful with $275,830.20 returned to the community for projects valued at $931,981.94.