Jo Haylen, Member for Summer Hill, is proud to announce the recipients of Community Building Partnership grants in 2015.

“Volunteers and community organisations are the backbone of the Inner West and it is a pleasure to announce these worthy winners,” said Ms Haylen.

“Thank you to all the fabulous groups who applied and to all the residents who took the time to complete my community survey,” Ms Haylen said.

37 community groups applied for funding, with the decision made by Jo Haylen after consulting the community with a survey, and an independent panel.

The recipients are announced as:

  • St John’s Preschool, Ashfield, to upgrade accessibility of their playground.
  • St Vincent de Paul, Ashfield, to bird-proof the façade of the Church.
  • Marrickville Public School P&C, to build a community kitchen.
  • Ferncourt Public School P&C, Marrickville, to replace outdated play equipment.
  • The Exodus Foundation, to improve facilities at the Loaves and Fishes kitchen.
  • Dulwich High School of Visual Art and Design P&C, to upgrade music facilities.
  • Ashfield High School P&C, to create a community multicultural language hub.
  • Plumtree, Marrickville, to improve access to the play-space and garden.
  • Pratten Park Community Sports and Bowling Club, Ashfield, to upgrade the community kitchen.
  • Dulwich Hill Public School P&C, to build a raingarden.
  • Summer Hill Public School P&C, to improve safety of the playground.
  • Canterbury Community Childcare Centre, Ashbury, to upgrade the playground.
  • Dobroyd Point Public School P&C, Haberfield, to replace a storage container used for the popular Bay Run event.
  • Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville, to create Belly AID, a community food pantry.