Community groups share in Aqwest funding

Published Date:04 Dec 2020
Community groups share in Aqwest funding

Congratulations to the South West Multicultural Festival, which along with a number of other community groups, was successful in being awarded funding in Aqwest's annual sponsorship round.

Bunbury Regional Youthcare Council Chaplaincy services, Bunbury Fringe Festival, Bunbury Runners Club’s 3 Waters Running Festival, Bunbury Choose Respect, Withers Progress Association’s Community Gardening project, Volunteer South West, 39th Barrett Bunbury Swim Thru, ZONTA Club of Bunbury Breast Cushion workshop, Bunbury Bel Canto Singers, South West Aboriginal Medical Service (SWAMS), Investing In Our Youth Paint Bunbury REaD and Dalyellup Collective’s event traffic control course also shared in the $50,000 funding pool.

Aqwest Chief Executive Officer Gary Hallsworth said Aqwest was proud to support local groups and had raised the sponsorship amount from $15,000 to $50,000.

“Aqwest has been a part of Bunbury since 1906 and has developed strong links with the local community,” Mr Hallsworth said.

“There are some great educational, social, cultural and environmental initiatives in Bunbury and we are very proud to help in some way.”

To be eligible for funding under Aqwest’s Community Sponsorship Program, groups must be :

  • Based within the region served by Aqwest
  • Providing a community service
  • Providing an educational, social, cultural or environmental activity
  • Managed by a community based committee
  • Not for profit
  • Constituted or Incorporated

The next Aqwest sponsorship round will be held in September 2021.

Photo: Aqwest Board Chair Stan Liaros with Bunbury Multicultural Group committee member Ati Sadeghi, Chair Susanne Hamersley and committee member Mon Barrero at the Graham Bricknell Shell, the location of the South West Multicultural Festival.