Funding for Community Projects
Twenty-eight not-for-profit groups operating in the Wyndham area have shared in $35,000 of financial grants distributed through the 2022 Westbrook Community Fund.
Each group was awarded a grant between $750-$1,500 to support their local community project.
One organisation that was successful this time round was the not-for-profit Wyndham Little Buddies Toy Library. Representing Little Buddies at the presentation, President, Kirsten Mannan, was thrilled to accept a cheque for $1,500, which will be put towards the toy delivery program.
“As the Toy Library is run completely by member volunteers and funded solely by memberships and fundraising, one of the biggest challenges we have is ensuring that we have enough toys to meet the growing demand of the local community. This money means we can now replace many of our older and most popular toys with new ones, and we can’t thank the Dennis Family Corporation enough for helping us make this a reality,” she said.
“The City of Wyndham has been particularly hard hit by COVID,” she added. “There are so many deserving organisations out there, doing amazing things in the local community, which have really struggled through Melbourne’s successive lockdowns. Many of these have never been in more need of support. So, it’s fantastic that Dennis Family Corporation is committed to helping them continue to help others through the Westbrook Community Fund program.”
Dennis Family Corporation, the developer of the Westbrook estate, has successfully operated Community Funds across its residential developments, both in Victoria and Queensland, since 2002 and distributed more than $850,000 in grants over that time.
Eligibility for funding extended to not-for-profit groups operating in the Truganina, Tarneit and Williams Landing areas, with an independent judging panel allocating grants to the organisations which were successful in their applications, including the Be Happy Foundation, Truganina Fire Brigade, Tarneit Scout Group, African – Australian Family and Parenting Support Services, the Suns Netball Team and various other local sporting clubs.
An independent judging committee comprised of Graeme Clark, Anik Kapoor, and Tania Orum reviewed the applications to select the final list of recipients. Thank you to each of our judge’s for participating.
Congratulations to all of the 2022 Westbrook Community Fund grant recipients.