2021 Go for 2&5 Children’s Week Community Grant Recipients Announced

Meerilinga Young Children’s Foundation have today announced the recipients of the 2021 Go for 2&5 Children’s Week Community Grants.

Of the 103 applicants 70 grants were approved, coming from regions across Western Australia including the Gascoyne, Goldfields and Esperance, Great Southern, Kimberley, Midwest, Peel, Perth Metropolitan, Pilbara, Southwest and the Wheatbelt.

The grants will allow communities all over Western Australia to celebrate a child’s right to ‘choose their own friends and safely connect with others’ by hosting events for local residents, children, and families to attend.

The successful applicants will host an array of exciting community events including messy play days, picnics, obstacle courses, toy sleepovers, building worm farms, scavenger hunts, discos and so much more.

Meerilinga Young Children’s Foundation CEO, Lesley Moreschi said: “This year we received over 100 fantastic Go for 2&5 Children’s Week Community 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 68 events across regional Western Australia. We would not be able to do this without funding from our generous sponsors.”

The 2021 Go for 2&5 Children’s Week Community Grants are supported by Healthway, Lotterywest, and the Department of Communities.

Children’s Week WA takes place from the 23 – 31 October 2021, and will officially launch with the Go for 2 & 5 Children’s Week Family Fun Day at Whiteman Park on Sunday, 24 October.


Full list of 2021 Children’s Week WA Grant Recipients


Gascoyne Early Years Network

Shark Bay Community Resource Centre

Shire of Shark Bay

Shire of Upper Gascoyne


Goldfields Regional Toy Library

Hopetoun Community Resource Centre Inc

Leinster Community Daycare

Leinster Sports and Recreation Association

Sandalwood Family Centre Inc

Shire of Coolgardie

The Federation of Western Australia Police and Community Youth Centres (Inc)

Great Southern

Rainbow Child Care Centre

Shire of Kojonup

Shire of Plantagenet


Crazy Crocs Playgroup Inc.

Jack and Jill Playgroup Broome Inc

Kununurra Neighbourhood House Inc.

Shire Derby / West Kimberley

Shire of Broome Public Library

Western Australian Police and Community Youth Centres (Inc)


Geraldton Roller Derby

Geraldton Toy Library

Kalbarri Littlies Playgroup

North Midlands Project Incorporated

Shire of Coorow

Shire of Cue

Shire of Murchison

St Joseph’s P&F

Wandina Playgroup


Shire of Boddington

The Mandurah Volleyball Association Incorporated

Waroona Playgroup


Brake the Psychol

Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Resource Centre


Empowering People in Communities Inc

Karingal Neighbourhood Center

The Nintirri Centre Incorporated


Allanson Primary School P&C

Boyup Brook Community Resource Centre Incorporated

Bridgetown Family & Community Centre Incorporated

Brunswick Junction Community Resource Centre Incorporated

Bunbury Regional Toy Library

Busselton Pride Alliance Inc.

Donnybrook Community Garden Inc.

Goodstart Early Learning

Greenbushes Community Resource Centre

Margaret River Toy Library Inc.

Northcliffe Family Centre Incorporated

Shire of Capel

Shire of Williams

Walpole Community Resource Centre


Beverley Playgroup Incorporated

Cervantes Primary School P & C

Corrigin Community Resource Centre

Cunderdin Community Resource Centre Inc

Gooda Judda Aboriginal Corporation

Goomalling Gumnuts Early Learning Childcare Centre

Kalannie Community Resource Centre (Inc.)

Kellerberrin Community Resource Centre Inc.

Mukinbudin Community Resource Centre

Narembeen Community Resource Centre

Shire of Dalwallinu

Shire of Kondinin

Shire of Wandering

Toodyay Community Resource Centre

West Arthur Community Resource Centre

Westonia Community Resource Centre

Wickepin Community Resource Centre Inc

Williams Community Resource Centre

York Community Resource Centre Inc

York Family Playgroup Inc.