WestConnex grants drive stronger communities

02 Jul 2021 (to02 Jul 2021)

Communities across Sydney will receive a boost thanks to the latest round of WestConnex Community Grants announced today.

The program will deliver new funding of up to $10,000 to 22 not-for profit groups and community organisations, including:

  • Glebe-Leichhardt PCYC to support their indigenous youth pathways program;
  • Concord Public School to install communication panels for students with autism;
  • CASS Care to deliver first aid training to volunteers in suburbs across Sydney.

Other local groups in suburbs such as Tempe, Kingsgrove, Pyrmont and Strathfield have received vital support to help grow and connect programs, people and communities.

Together, the initiatives are directly benefiting more than 14,000 people and indirectly benefiting more than 41,000 people across Sydney.

A new funding round has also been confirmed for Tuesday 5 October to Monday 1 November.

WestConnex CEO Andrew Head said the program supports initiatives and projects that provide positive and lasting outcomes along the motorway corridor.

“It’s fantastic to see such a diverse range of community groups receive grants, which will strengthen their communities through health, wellbeing or safety outcomes, or with initiatives focused on the environment, heritage, education or economic development,” Mr Head said.

“In just over 10 years, 40 per cent of Sydney’s population is expected to live within five kilometres of the WestConnex network, and so we’re proud to back grassroots initiatives that are making a real difference and leaving a lasting legacy.

“More than just a road, WestConnex invests in partnerships to support and strengthen communities, and in the last five years we’ve awarded almost 300 community grants, directly impacting more than 134,000 people.”

To be eligible for funding, the applicant must be a community trust, incorporated community association, not-for-profit, social enterprise, charity, Public Benevolent Institution or school, within close proximity to WestConnex.

To find out more here

Search page close icon

Search WestConnex

Popular keywords

English (United States)

Our website uses cookies which collect information about how you interact with our website. We use this information to give you the best experience on our website and for analysis. By clicking the 'I accept' button, you are consenting to the use of cookies. However, if you would like, you can change your cookie settings in your browser any time. For more information, please see our Cookies and Tracking Statement.