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Community Grants Program - 2009

WA Community Grant recipients

The Centre for Cerebral Palsy- $10,000

The Centre for Cerebral Palsy provides a diverse range of programs and activities for adults and children Cerebral Palsy. With funds from the grant, the centre will be able to complete much needed maintenance on their gym and hallway, creating a more welcoming, stimulating environment for children, adults, families and therapists visiting the centre.

Aidan's Place Inc - $9,900

Aidan’s Place aims to increase services available to children with Autism and other developmental disabilities in the Midwest Region of Western Australia. Money from the grant will be used to fund The Shooting Stars Playgroup, a supported playgroup for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities.

Kids Are Kids! Therapy and Education Centre Inc - $10,000

Kids Are Kids! provide specialist therapy services to children under 13.  They offer holistic therapy services at the lowest possible price to children that have development and learning difficulties in both group and individual settings. Money from the grant will go to Socialeyes, a program run by a behavioural consultant and speech pathologist and is proven to develop the self confidence of the participants.

Lansdale Family Support Association Inc - $9,541

Landsdale Family Support Association is an organisation that provides camps, respite and host family services throughout metropolitan Perth for people with disabilities and their families.  Money from the grant will support The Interact Group, children in this group meet monthly to learn about disabilities and participate in self-esteem building activities.

Parkerville Children and Youth Care - $10,000

Parkerville Children and Youth Care offer accommodation, a family environment, education, employment training and therapeutic care to children and youth in need. Parkerville Children and Youth Care is creating Australia’s first Child Advocacy Centre with funds directly provided from the grant. The Centre will coordinate a team of professionals including doctors, police and psychologist and create a relaxed environment for children following incidents of physical or sexual abuse.

WOMEN’s Healthworks - $9,560

Women’s Healthworks offers health, education and counselling for women who live in the northern suburbs of Perth. It currently provides workshops and programs for women who suffer from eating disorders, or drug and alcohol addictions. Funds from the grant will support Growing Through Talking, Learning and Laughing, a counselling service for children who have mothers who misuse drugs and/or alcohol are impacted by domestic violence.

Identitywa - $7,000

Identitywa provides services including accommodation, respite and recreation to people with intellectual disorders and their families. With money from the Staff Community Fund Grant, Identitywa will complete an entire makeover of Riverton Children’s House Backyard. There will be new climbing and play equipment installed with wheelchair friendly pathways and soft-fall ground to minimise injuries and maximise fun.