St Johns Park Bowling Club has donated $200,000 to local schools and health, social and community groups in Fairfield through the ClubGRANTs scheme.
The projects chosen by St Johns Park Bowling Club have a strong focus on education, sport and the arts with many aimed at helping young people and migrants in the community.
CEO of St Johns Park Bowling Club, David Marsh, said that the Club’s Grants Committee chose projects that would improve the lives of local people and that had relevance to its members and the community.
“We have been inspired by the care and commitment shown by the leaders of these community projects,” he said.
“There is a genuine passion to help others make their lives better whether it be through giving them new skills, encouraging a healthy lifestyle, or just by giving them support through a caring social network.”
A number of projects focus on the local area, funding the Bonnyrigg Youth Council Leadership Camp and many worthy projects in local schools including Robotics for Refugees at Bossley Park High School.
Funding is also being provided to Miracle Babies Foundations Fairfield Nurture Group, supporting sick and premature babies and their families and a vocation program to be held at Special Children Services Centre for children with special needs.
St Johns Park Bowling Club will continue their long-term support for Angkor Flowers and Crafts training program, which will see migrant women learning the art of floristry and the Northcott Society will receive a desk upgrade for their vocational skills program space, supporting people with a disability.
Other recipients include Prairiewood High School, Lansvale Public School, Fairvale High School, Harrington Street Public School and Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW (Cabramatta / Fairfield branch).