Welfare Program Goes Towards Educational Support

Welfare Program Goes Towards Educational Support

Western Australia Minister for Citizenship & Multicultural Interests John Castrilli

WA Community Grants Program Rolled Out

Victor P Taffa

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister John Castrilli today announced the successful projects from the latest round of the Community Grants Program.

The Midwest Multicultural Association will receive $15,000 for the ‘Celebrations of Nations in the Midwest Program’ which features visual arts, music and dance created by local schools and the wider community.

“The Project develops greater cross-cultural awareness and understanding between all Australians in the Geraldton area, who hail from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.” Mr. Castrilli said.

In all, 13 Grants have been approved in Metropolitan and Regional Western Australia, including $11,550 to the Congolese Community of WA for the African Sewing Project.

“The Project teaches sewing skills for future self-employment opportunities, supporting creativity, capacity and self-confidence.” Mr. Castrilli said.

Save the Children, ‘It Takes A Village:  Live and Learn Program’ has also received $15,000 for a 12-month period.

“The Project provides life-skills’ Programs and educational support to primary and secondary school students from refugee backgrounds in the City of Gosnells area.” the Minister said.

Mr. Castrilli said the grants supported community organisations with new or existing projects and promoted community participation, equity and the benefits of cultural diversity.

“The State Government is proud to provide funding for these projects and I would like to offer my congratulations to all recipients of the Office of Multicultural Interests Community Grants Program.” Mr. Castrilli said.

 

Community Grants Program Recipients

Community Grants Program Recipients