Three local groups get slice of windfall

THREE community organisations will receive a significant funding boost after winning the community’s vote.

Residents were invited to choose which projects in their local area they would like to see funded by the NSW Government’s My Community Project program.
Pratten Park Bowling Club, MakerSpace & Co and Petersham Public School P&C together secured a total of $176,956 in funding after winning a community vote.
State MP for Summer Hill, Jo Haylen, says organisations like these are the foundations of strong communities across the Inner West.
“The diversity of the projects are a reflection of our values,” she said.
“A performance space for local live musicians, space and equipment for local artisans and makers and access to a versatile, high-quality venue for local athletes at one of the best schools in the Inner West.”
Pratten Park Bowling Club will use its grant of $26,956 to create a community music hub, providing local live music with a versatile venue to perform a wide range of musical performances.
MakerSpace & Co will use its $110,000 grant to provide more access to the local community to their shared creative workshop and facilities. This will provide organisations and individuals with increased, affordable access to high-level wood, metal, plastics, ceramics, and digital technology machinery and expertise.
Petersham Public School P&C will use its grant of $40,000 to repurpose a tennis court into a new multi-sport facility, creating a versatile sports space for use by both students and the wider community.