Federal Member for Blaxland Jason Clare today announced $19,000 in funding to help the Cumberland Council fit out of a new canteen at Mona Park, home ground of the Auburn Giants Australian Football Club.
This funding comes from Jason Clare’s Blaxland Stronger Communities Fund.
Mr Clare said “The new canteen will be a huge help to all the wonderful volunteers, players, coaches and parents who make up and support the Auburn Giants.”
“Every weekend hundreds of players and parents come down to Mona Park. The current kitchenette is old and upstairs, which makes it hard to access. This funding will make sure that the canteen has everything it needs for crowds at weekly games and major events” Mr Clare said.”
Cumberland Council Mayor Greg Cummings said Mona Park is home to the Auburn Giants AFL Club, a local phenomenon pushing forward new boundaries for women and particularly young Muslim women in Cumberland.
“The Auburn Giants represent many community languages and cultures in one home at Mona Park. The Auburn Giants have been great advocates for encouraging women and young girls to stay active and get involved in sport.”
“Being able to upgrade the facilities that service a thousand people thanks to the Blaxland Stronger Communities Program is a great benefit to our Cumberland community,” Mayor Greg Cummings said.
Jason Clare’s Stronger Communities Programme has been extended for a fourth round.
Local government and not-for-profit organisations will be eligible to seek a grant between $5,000 and $20,000 for small capital works projects that make our community a better place to live.
Over the past three years, the Blaxland Consultation Committee has approved a total of 37 projects, with $438,925 worth of grants being contributed to projects of local community groups.
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