Local groups receive funding boost

Posted on Wednesday, 20 August 2014

23 different local organisations are big winners after receiving a share of $257, 083 from Canterbury League Club through their ClubGRANTS Program.

Each recipient received funding to run specific health and social welfare programs that assist different groups in need within the community including family support, aged, disability, early childhood and youth services.

Amongst those supported this year include Canterbury Community Hub and Chinese Australia Services Society in Campsie, Canterbury City Community Centre and Canterbury Vale School based in Lakemba.

Belmore local organisation, Koorana Child & Family Services, was another one of the successful recipients in this year’s Canterbury ClubGRANTS funding and has received over $28,000 to help with their Early Connections project which provides intervention services to families with preschool-aged children with a disability and/or challenging behaviours.

Vicki Battisti, CEO for Koorana, said: “The ClubsGRANTS Program has provided Koorana with funds to deliver nearly 15 different initiatives over the last 7 years. Without this, we would not be able to offer much needed additional support to families who have a young child with a disability.”

Canterbury is a passionate supporter of local communities and every year donates over $1 million to various not-for-profit organisations, charities, schools and sporting groups as well as providing scholarships to young people. In the past year, Canterbury has supported over 120 recipient groups with vital funding and item donations.

“Each of these organisations is addressing a serious need within the community and it will help improve the lives of those doing it tough. Canterbury is committed to giving back to the community and providing opportunities to those who need it the most,” said Dr George Peponis OAM, Chairman of the Canterbury League Club.