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Community Grants make a real difference

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As part of the Apex 85th Anniversary Celebrations, the Hoppers Crossing Apex Club decided to run a grants program giving groups the chance to help improve the local community. The Grants Program was developed to both give back to the Wyndham Community, help develop partnerships and give opportunities for the clubs to be involved in service work in the future. There were a number of applications received for a wide variety of projects and the standards were very high. However the final winners were as follows:

Point Cook Action Group:

The Point Cook Action Group worked with local schools to create a mural around the Point Cook By Pass. This has helped beautify the area, deter graffiti and help give students some new skills and experience.

Jamieson Way Community Centre:

The club worked together with Jamieson Way Community Centre to help fund and establish a number of vegetable garden beds at the back of their centre. This was a great opportunity for many of the Hoppers Crossing Apex Clubs members to “get their hands dirty” and work together with members of the community centre. The vegetable patch will help encourage healthy eating and sustainable living.

The Grange P-12 School

The Grange P-12 School used their grant for their new initiative “The Granges Green Thumbs” program. Students were required to design, create and maintain their garden beds and learn about the three R’s – reduce, reuse and recycle. This was a great chance for us to help the next generation create a better planet for the future.

Wyndham All Abilities

The Wyndham All Abilities group is a football club is a football and cricket club that enable people from a variety of walks of life to compete in sports. With the help of the grants program the Wyndham All Abilities were able to purchase new uniforms for their team members.

Warringa Primary School

Warringa Primary School established a new program “Water is Life” to help teach their students the importance of water conservation and purchase some vessels to help with preserving this precious resource. Investing the time now to help educate the younger generation now will pay dividends for years to come.

Wyndham Community and Education Centre

The Wyndham Community and Education Centre were given some assistance towards their Wyndham Community of Burma’s Women Group. This group brings women together for various excursions, information etc to help build friendships and help address the issues of feeling isolated or excluded. As Wyndham is such a multicultural community is imperative that programs like this continue.

The grants program has been very rewarding for all involved; it has helped build networks and raise the profile of the Hoppers Crossing Apex Club and helped create service work opportunities. We look forward to help continuing to help building better communities.

community grants 2016 2Apex National President Mathew O'Donnell presents successful grant applicants Warren and Jill Roche from the Jamieson Way Community Centre with an acknowledgement of their success. community grants 2016Apex National President Mathew O'Donnell presents successful grant applicants Paul and Marie Barrett from Wyndham for All Abilities with an acknowledgement of their successful application.community grants 2016 3Apex National President Mathew O'Donnell presents successful grant applicant Paul Von Hardner from Point Cook Action Group with an acknowledgement of their successful application.

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