Life’s better when we’re connected. That’s why our Principal Partner RAC is helping us to create more vibrant and engaged communities.
In partnership with Town Team Movement, they have funded two rounds of the RAC Connecting Communities Fund, contributing more than $100,000 to help Town Team projects in Western Australia.
RAC Grant Funding Now Available!
We’re thrilled to announce that this year RAC is providing up to $80,000 in funding to registered Town Teams in Western Australia to help deliver their projects. Applications are open from Thursday 27 May and close at 4pm on Thursday 1st July 2021. They’re looking to support Town Team projects that:
- Enhance public spaces making them more vibrant and engaging for people to connect
(e.g. murals, parklets, play space, light treatments, street beautification)
- Engage the local community, support or showcase local business and activate shared or under-utilised space
(e.g. community engagement activities, workshops, markets, street festivals, local volunteering opportunities)
- Will be delivered between 1 October 2021 to 30 June 2022
Recipients will be announced by 31 August 2021.
If you’re looking for additional support, we’re also happy to assist. Please email [email protected] or contact Lisa Rooke on 0438 420 471.
Or join us for our Zoom Grant Info Session on Wednesday 16th June 6pm (Perth time). In depth info about the grant, the application process & selection process, plus time for Q & A at the end. Follow the link to register yourself for the Zoom meeting.
The projects that RAC helped to fund in Round 2 are listed below. Congratulations!
- Subiaco Street Side Gallery – local artists will transform planter boxes and bollards along Rokeby Road to bring the street to life and celebrate Subiaco’s culture and heritage.
- The Wandering Orchard – an underutilised community parklet featuring tables, seating and fruit trees will be relocated from the Wellard Train Station to Wellard Square to encourage more activity and increase traffic for local businesses.
- Community Mural and Play Space – the Hilltop Centre in Doubleview will be revitalised, and feature new bench seating, a play space for families, as well as a mural designed by a local artist and installed by the community.
- West Perth Native Bee-Scene Mural – designed by a local artists, and painted by the community, a native-bee and indigenous flora mural will be installed in West Perth to
celebrate indigenous flora and fauna.
- Really, Really Free Markets – two community ‘sharing’ markets held at the Midland Town Hall where residents bring what they can and take what they need, all for free.
- Library of things – a digital and physical inventory of household tools, toys, equipment and appliances that are volunteered by locals to loan to residents of Victoria Park.
- Community Parklet – a place making activity to install new park benches and landscaping to revitalise an underutilised public space in Brentwood.
- Outdoor Environmental Education – a community garden and environmental education program about the flora and fauna at Champion Lakes.
- The Long Table for Sustainability – a ticketed sunset dinner that will bring the Leighton Beach community together to promote their sustainability progress and the longer-term goals and alignment with the City of Fremantle’s One Planet Living Strategy.
- Telstra Block Park – land surrounding an old Telstra building in Dunsborough will be converted into welcoming parkland where locals and visitors can meet, socialise and relax.
- Busselton Street Art Project – locals will be invited to help transform Opal Lane, situated in the heart of Busselton. Seven murals will be painted by local artists, and an unused parking lot will be brought to life.
- Activate Portside – a dynamic series of free community events and workshops which utilise public spaces and local businesses in Port Headland.