Federal Member for Blaxland Jason Clare on Saturday visited the Recreation Sports and Aquatics Club in Bankstown to inspect the upgrades to the kitchen facilities.
The $8,274 upgrade was jointly funded by Jason Clare’s Stronger Communities Programme and Recreation Sports and Aquatics Club.
The funding has been used to purchase stainless steel work benches, a second oven and microwave and waterproof floor mats.
The upgrade has helped improve the Club’s ability to provide cooking classes for young people with a disability.
The classes give young people with a disability the opportunity to learn new skills, become more independent, develop healthy eating habits and empower them to better look after themselves and others.
Mr Clare said Bob Beer and the team at the Recreation Sports and Aquatics Club have been providing important services that promote quality of life and inclusion for young people with disabilities in the local community for over 30 years.
“This funding will help young people participating in these classes develop important life skills and enjoy the experience of preparing and sharing food,” Mr Clare said.
The Stronger Communities Programme provides grants, between $5,000 and $20,000, to not-for-profit organisations for small capital works projects that improve our local community.
In Round 4 the Blaxland Consultation Committee approved 17 projects, with $150,000 worth of grants contributed to works expected to begin early this year.
Over the past four years, the Blaxland Consultation Committee has approved a total of 54 projects, with $588,925 worth of grants being contributed to projects of local community groups.
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