08/07/2010 - 00:00

Grassroots funding for kid’s support

08/07/2010 - 00:00

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COMMUNITY organisations and grassroots programs working to support the health and wellbeing of children are being encouraged to apply for Commonwealth Bank community fund grants.

Since 2007, Commbank community grants have been awarded to small not-for-profit organisations that are endorsed by the tax office with deductible gift recipient status and who work to identify realistic, measurable and achievable project goals and outcomes.

This year, $550,000 will be made available to Australian charities through the program, which will be divided in to grants of up to $10,000.

A variety of projects have been supported in the three years the community grants fund has been operating, including the support of early intervention programs for children with developmental delays, and the creation of organic farms at schools.

Last year in WA, organisations that won grants included: The Centre for Cerebral Palsy; Mid West autism and developmental disabilities support group Aidan’s Place; Kids Are Kids!; Therapy and Education Centre; Lansdale Family Support Association; Parkerville Children and Youth Care; Identity WA; and the Women’s Health Network.

Applications for the Commonwealth community grants close on July 31 and successful organisations will be announced on October 11.

 

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