2019 Children’s Week Grant Recipients Announced

Meerilinga Young Children’s Foundation have today announced the recipients of the 2019 Children’s Week grants. A total of 115 applications were received for the $60,000 worth of funding available.

Of the 115 applicants 67 grants were approved, coming from regions across Western Australia including the Gascoyne, Goldfields and Esperance, Great Southern, Kimberley, Mid-West, Peel, Perth Metropolitan, Pilbara, South West and the Wheatbelt.

The grants will allow communities all over Western Australia to celebrate a child’s right to be ‘Healthy, Safe and Happy’ by hosting events for local residents, children and families to attend.

The successful applicants will host an array of exciting community events including a colour run, picnics, a photography competition and exhibition, dream catcher making workshops, Community fun days and so much more.

Meerilinga Young Children’s Foundation CEO, Lesley Moreschi said: “This year we received over 100 fantastic children’s week grant applications. We are delighted to have been able to support more than half of these with funding to make their Children’s Week events possible.

“We are exceptionally proud to be able to not only sponsor events in the Perth Metropolitan area, but to support 54 events across regional Western Australia. We would not be able to do this without funding from our generous sponsors.”

Healthway Director of Health Promotion Ms Julia Knapton said through their partnership with Meeralinga Healthway is proud to support Children’s Week, providing opportunities for children and families to enjoy a range of activities.

“Children’s Week will promote the Go for 2&5 message and Foodbank WA’s Superhero foods to encourage healthy eating and the benefits of eating more fruit and vegetables.”

The 2019 Children’s Week grants are supported by Lotterywest, the Department of Communities and Healthway through the Go for 2 & 5 Initiative.

Children’s Week WA takes place from the 18 – 27 October 2019, and will officially launch with the Go for 2 & 5 Children’s Week Family Fun Day at Whiteman Park on Sunday, 20 October.


Full list of 2019 Children’s Week WA Grant Recipients


Shire of Exmouth

Shark Bay CRC

Gascoyne Early Years Network

Goldfields/ Esperance

Sandalwood Family Centre Inc

Leinster Sport & Recreation Assocation

Great Southern

Rainbow Child Care Centre Incorporated


Brookton Family Playgroup Inc

Denmark Playgroup Inc

Albany Early years Network

Yongergnow-Ongerup Community Resource Centre


Jack and Jill Playgroup Broome Inc.

Broome Public Library

Mid West

Shire of Morawa

Community Group of Greenough Inc

Kalbarri Ocassional Childcare Incorporated

The Geraldton Community Toy Library Inc

Shire of Irwin


Shire of Waroona

Goodstart Early Learning Australind

Waroona Playgroup Inc.

Perth Metropolitan

Cockburn Chinese Community Association

Starick Servces Inc

Edmund Rice Centre Western Australia

Brockman House Inc

City of Rockingham

Multicultural Futures Incorporated


Shire of Mundaring

The Salvation Army

Polish School WA Inc.

The Smith Family

CLAN Midland

City of Armadale

Town of Bassendean – Wind in the Willows Child Care Centre



Karratha and Surrounds Early Years Network

Shire of East Pilbara

Mackillop Family Services

South West

Shire of Capel

Brunswick Junction Community Resource Center Inc

South West Aboriginal Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation

Bridgetown Family & Community Centre Incorporated

Eaton Combined Playgroup Association Incorporated

Undalup Association

Shire of Collie

South West Counselling Inc.

Busselton Toy Library

Boyup Brook Community Resource Centre

Pemberton District High School Parents and Citizens’ Association Incorporated


Mukinbudin Community Resource Centre

Shire of Narembeen

Wandering Community Resource Centre

Quairading Shire Council

Kondinin Community Resource Centre Inc

Toodyay Community Resource Centre

Bruce Rock Community Resource Centre (Inc)

Shire of Lake Grace

Kellerberrin Community Resource Centre Inc.

Williams Community Resource Centre

Westonia Community Resource Centre Inc.

Kulin Community Resource Centre

Shire of Wongan-Ballidu

Cunderdin Community Resource Centre Inc.

Northam Public Library

Kalannie Community Resource Centre (Inc.)

Pingelly Community Resource Centre