Local club benefits from Community Grant Funding

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 5:04 PM

The Mount Hawthorn Junior Football Club is the worthy recipient of three community grants after submitting funding applications to the City of Vincent, Toyota Australia and Bendigo North Perth Community Bank.

The City of Vincent ‘Female Participation in Sport Grant’ will enable the Cardies to establish activities, programs, and projects that promote and encourage equal participation of women and girls in sport. 

Mount Hawthorn JFC President, Martin Lawrence said: “We were successful in applying for $2000 to enable us to promote Girls' Teams within our club, in particular our aim is to establish 2 youth teams this season (years 7/8 and 9/10).

“This funding will also allow us to provide full access to additional training and game day equipment, as well as team uniforms and merchandise appropriately fitted for girls.”

In addition to the Local Government grant, the club was also successful in securing $1,600 via the Toyota Good for Footy (GFF) Gear Grants Program, which aims to support female teams across Australia, by providing them with the right uniform and/or apparel.

Mount Hawthorn JFC’s Sponsorship Manager, Paula Sutherland said: “We’re thrilled to be successful in receiving this grant, which will contribute to the uniform needs of our female youth teams." 

Adding to the off-field success for the club, the Cardies also received a $2,500 grant through Bendigo Bank’s Community Grant scheme. The Community Sponsorship and Grant funding will support the Club to upgrade canteen equipment, support canteen volunteers and extend the canteen offerings at home games.

The Bendigo Bank’s ‘Community Enterprise Foundation’ offer communities and not-for-profit organisations across Australia the opportunity to raise and distribute tax-effective donations to benefit their own communities.

For more information on community grant funding and sponsorship, contact WAFC Club Development Team Leader, Corey Ranger cranger@wafc.com.au.