Family support service CLAN Midland has received a Federal Government grant that will help its youth literacy program ‘Paint the Swan REaD’.
The funding is part of the Federal Government’s $45 million dollar Stronger Communities Program (SCP), set-up to help community, and not for profit groups, fund small capital works projects which will deliver social benefits.
CLAN Midland will use the funding to buy a number of tents that will create a fun environment to encourage kids to read.
The Federal Member for Hasluck Ken Wyatt AM MP said he was delighted that CLAN Midland was one of four community groups in Halsuck to receive funding because they provide such an important service.
“CLAN Midland supports young families when they need it most, and plays a vital role in helping children learn to read,” said Mr Wyatt.
“As a school teacher I know just how important it is that kids can read. Literacy opens the doors of opportunity and introduces us to an infinite world of knowledge,” he said.
“Reading to our children helps them understand the world and develop their imagination. CLAN Midland is doing a great job engaging children and encouraging them to be lifelong readers,” said Mr Wyatt.
Three other groups in Hasluck received between $5,000 and $20,000 in funding. These include –
- The Kalamunda Bowling Club – for construction and maintenance of their new bowling green.
- The Kaarakin Cockatoo Conservation Centre – to build a new education centre and footpaths to allow disability access.
- The Kalamunda Church of Christ – to upgrade current community kitchen facilities.
Mr Wyatt said he is proud to support not-for-profit groups that help make our Hasluck community a vibrant and great place to live, work and raise a family.