2019 Children’s Week Grants now OPEN!

Tuesday, 9 July 2019 (West Leederville, Western Australia) – Applications for the 2019 Children’s Week Community Grants are now open. The grants of up to $1,000 are available to not-for-profit community groups and local governments to host events in remote, regional and metropolitan Western Australia.

The aim of the grants is to provide West Australian’s with the opportunity to bring their local community together by hosting events that facilitate, support and encourage children and their families to celebrate, play and discover.

Grants Applications will need to address a selection criteria detailing how their event will celebrate the 2019 Children’s Week theme ‘Children have the right to be healthy, safe and happy’.

Over 200 applications were received in 2018 for the $50,000 of grant money that was available. The 55 recipients received amounts of up to $1,000 to host some fantastic community events around the State including Kite Making workshops, Museum Takeovers, Family Fun Days, Teddy Bear Picnics and Creative Arts workshops.

Meerilinga Chief Executive, Lesley Moreschi said: “With more funding available in 2019, we welcome the increase in the number of grants we can provide. This is a fantastic opportunity particularly for remote and regional communities to be able to participate in an Australia-wide celebration for children.

“Some communities may not otherwise have opportunity to celebrate Children’s Week, and we aim to strengthen local capacity by providing these grants thanks to the generosity of funders.

“We strongly encourage community groups, not for profits and local government to submit an application for Children’s Week funding by August 16.”

For more information on the Children’s Week Grant Guidelines, along with the Children’s Week Grant Application Form head to www.childrensweekwa.org.au/grants .

Applications close at 4pm of Friday, 16 August 2019, with recipients to be announced by Friday, 13 September 2019. Grants are available from Meerilinga Young Children’s Foundation through funding from the Department of Communities, Lotterywest and Heathway.