Media Release

Whiteman Edge boosts community funding with 2019 CARE Grants

13 March 2019

Stockland’s Whiteman Edge community has announced the launch of its annual CARE Grants program, inviting not-for-profit and community groups to apply for funding to help create more cohesive, inclusive and engaging community-based programs and local opportunities.

Community groups within the City of Swan are encouraged to apply for funding for individual grants of up to $1,000.

Committed to shaping vibrant communities, Stockland will award up to $300,000 to organisations across the country to support local community-building initiatives.

Col Dutton, General Manager Residential at Stockland, said Whiteman Edge is proud to continue to back the local community groups that play such an important role in supporting the residents of the region.

“We’re pleased to once again offer funding to local groups and clubs who support health, wellbeing, community connection, education or local environmental initiatives,” Mr Dutton said.

“The annual program is designed to make Whiteman Edge an even better place to live, work and play and it has been highly successful in boosting the resources of local groups over the years.”

The Stockland CARE Grants program has been active since 2014 and has distributed more than $1.2 million in funding to more than 1,000 local community groups across the country.

Tiernan O’Rourke, Chief Financial Officer at Stockland, said that the annual grants represent Stockland’s long-standing commitment to build liveable and thriving communities.

“Stockland is proud to once again lend a hand to community groups across Australia with the 2019 CARE Grants program. This program enables us to recognise, invest in and show our support to the local community groups who make such a difference to the social fabric of where we live, work, shop and play, now and into the future,” Mr O’Rourke said.

Stockland’s CARE Grants program is accepting entries from 9am (AEDT) on Monday, 25 February until 5pm (AEDT) on Friday, 22 March 2019. Community groups will be selected based on a range of criteria relating to Stockland’s key community and environmental focus areas. The grant recipients will be announced from week commencing 27 May 2019.