$2,600 Stronger Communities Grant for the Collie Branch of CWA
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
The Collie Branch of the Country Women’s Association will be able to install blinds in their meeting hall, thanks to a $2,600 grant from Round 3 of the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.
The Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, announced the grant and said it would also permit the Collie CWA to buy a new computer and printer to help the branch to keep up with technological change as well as a gurney to clean tables and chairs when needed.
“The purchase of blinds and technology will make the hall a more attractive venue to host courses and for locals to learn, contributing to a more vibrant and more viable community,” he said.
Mr Coulton said that under the programme, incorporated not-for-profit and local government organisations were invited to apply for funding for projects that will contribute to the long term vibrancy and viability of our local areas.
A passionate advocate of the Stronger Communities Programme, Mr Coulton said he was overwhelmed by the community response he received for both Rounds 1 and 2 and now Round 3 from right across the Electorate of Parkes.
“For a long time I felt there was a need for greater support for incorporated not-for-profit and local government organisations to help build and maintain small infrastructure projects that would benefit our local communities,” he said.
The overall cost of the project is $5,200 with the Stronger Communities Programme contributing half of the overall cost.