A migrant women’s group, a local church and a local multicultural organisation are the latest recipients of financial support through the City of Gosnells Community Funding Program.

At its meeting on Tuesday 24 May, Council approved Community Grants funding of $8,000 each to the three organisations. This will support them to deliver programs with a combined value of more than $65,000.

Mayor Terresa Lynes said the City’s Community Funding Program made it easy for incorporated clubs, community groups and charities in the City of Gosnells to apply for financial support.

“In this latest round, funding for Culture Care WA will assist 15 migrant women to participate in food safety and handling training that will lead to employment opportunities in the Culture Care canteen,” she said.

“In addition, this funding will contribute to the development of a multi-lingual website as a platform for community members to place orders for culturally appropriate meals.”

Mayor Lynes said funding for Livingston Seventh-Day Adventist Church would contribute to the cost of The Road to Bethlehem nativity drama in the lead-up to Christmas.

“The funding will help this popular annual event to deliver a range of children’s activities, free health assessments, a welcome area, café and entertainment.”

The Malayalee Association of WA Inc will receive funding for its Kerala Art Fest 2022, to promote culture from the Kerala region of South India by showcasing traditional art forms, sport, cultural activities and food.

“Funding support for the Kerala Art Fest will provide an opportunity for local residents and the wider community to attend and enjoy this cultural celebration, being held locally in Maddington, in August.”

More information on the City’s Community Funding Program is available at gosnells.wa.gov.au or by phoning 9397 3000.