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
Sandalwood Family Centre Inc
Leinster Sport & Recreation Assocation
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
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.
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
City of Armadale
Town of Bassendean – Wind in the Willows Child Care Centre
NINTRRI CENTRE INC
Karratha and Surrounds Early Years Network
Shire of East Pilbara
Mackillop Family Services
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
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