Community grants

Kyren Thornwoods from the Don't Worry Be Happy group, Catherine Loughnan from Stocckland Tarneit Skies Retirement and Renae Paul from Iramoo Community Centre. Photo by Damjan Janevski. 209771_01

By Alesha Capone

Five Wyndham community groups and organisations will receive $5000 worth of grants from Stockland.

The developer last week announced the recipients of the annual Stockland CARE Grants program, awarding $276,000 to community groups and not-for-profit organisations across the nation.

In Wyndham, Stockland Point Cook has awarded $4000 worth of grants to Werribee Auskick, Wyndham Little Buddies Toy Library, Mama Destiny and Uniting Wyndham.

In addition, Stockland’s Tarneit Skies Retirement Village has given a grant of $1000 to the Iramoo Community Centre.

The Stockland CARE Grants initiative is run throughout communities located near a Stockland retail, residential or retirement living site.

The program, now in its seventh year, has distributed more than $1.7 million in funding to more than 1500 local community groups.

Stockland’s national manager of group sustainability, Amy Hogan, said: “Stockland is proud to once again lend a hand to hundreds of community groups across Australia.

“We wholeheartedly recognise the contribution that these groups make to their community every single day.

“We’re pleased to continue our support of local organisations whose great work, dedication and commitment are an essential part of helping any community to thrive.”

Earlier this year, Stockland also pledged a donation of $500,000 to organisations including the Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal (FRRR) and other organisations supporting the recovery and rebuilding efforts after the Australian bushfires.

For more information on the CARE Grants program, see