Helping hand offered for community projects

Byford community groups are being encouraged to apply for the popular Neighbourhood Grants program once again being offered by national developer Cedar Woods.

The initiative provides support and funding for grassroots community organisations across Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria, with more than $500,000 invested since the program started in 2009.

Applications for the 2020 grants will open 1 November 2019, with $25,000 on offer to share across six Cedar Woods estates – Millars Landing and The Rivergums in Baldivis, Ariella in Brabham, Bushmead, The Brook at Byford and Byford on the Scarp.

Cedar Woods WA State Manager Ben Rosser said Cedar Woods was proud to go above and beyond its developer obligations and provide financial support to local groups.

“Neighbourhood Grants are an important investment into the future of our estates, providing opportunities for the local community to thrive,” Mr Rosser said.

“The applications are assessed on their ability to have the widest and greatest positive impact on our communities and designed to ensure the longevity of various community services.

“In previous years the money has helped with community projects across the board including providing sporting equipment, helping with wildlife protection projects and running community movie nights.”

Last year, Mundijong Volunteer Fire Brigade was awarded a $5,000 Neighbourhood Grant to help them purchase an interactive whiteboard.

Deb Jones from the brigade said the new whiteboard was needed to enhance training within the station.

“The Cedar Woods Neighbourhood Grant meant we could better train staff, quickly display maps and easily show training videos,” Ms Jones said.

“The white board is a valuable asset to the brigade and the community with it also being used to quickly and efficiently display and provide up to date information to the incident control team.”

 

To qualify for a Cedar Woods Neighbourhood Grant, community groups must be a not-for-profit organisation, preferably operating for more than 12 months. Recipients must submit one application and demonstrate how the grant benefits the community of Byford or the surrounding area.

Applications close on Wednesday 18th December.

For The Brook at Byford please visit www.thebrookatbyford.com.au/neighbourhood-grants