Eighteen community and not-for-profit groups in Wyndham have received a total of $24,000 in funding from the Westbrook Community Fund.
The community fund’s annual presentation night was held at the Dennis Family Corporation’s Westbrook estate in Truganina last week.
Dennis Family Group managing director, Grant Dennis, said this year was the second year that the fund has provided funding to applicants from in and around Truganina, Tarneit and Williams Landing.
“A vibrant healthy community takes more than bricks and mortar,” he said.
“It requires a range of services delivered by community groups and associations.
“But while the work done by these groups – and the contributions they make to local communities, is invaluable, it often goes unrecognised.”
Among this year’s Westbrook Community Fund grant recipients are sports clubs, African-Australian Family and Parenting Support Services, the Victorian Bangladeshi Community Foundation, the Cancer Council Victoria, the Truganina Fire Brigade and the YMCA Truganina South Early Years & Out of School Hours Care.
Another successful applicant was the Truganina South Primary School.
School council member Alex Tardif said the $1500 grant would be put towards acquiring a new playground shade installation.
“At the school council for Truganina South Primary School, we’re always looking for ways to protect our children, and we’ve been keen to install some shading in the playground for some time now,” he said.
“But with limited budgets, getting the project off the ground simply wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the Westbrook Community Fund program.
“So we can’t thank the Dennis Family Corporation enough for getting us started.”