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.”
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)
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
Shire of Boddington
The Mandurah Volleyball Association Incorporated
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.