Posted: 26 October, 2016 by Loz

Want to host a party? This local government is offering funding

Tags: Block Party, party, funding, games, bbq

Ever heard of a Block Party?

And no I'm not talking about the English indie rock band.

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River is offering up to $100 towards anyone wanting to host a neighbourhood Block party.

It's only available to the first 10 groups who register, so start your planning and get your applications in ASAP!

Shire President Ian Earl said neighbourhood Block parties are a great way to connect with neighbours who you see regularly, but don’t know well.

“Block parties offer a chance to stop and say hello, and introduce yourself,” he said.

“They enhance social cohesion, contribute to a greater sense of trust and safety, improve health and well-being and may assist our community in being better prepared in the case of an emergency.’”

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River can support your Block party by providing;

  • Blank Invitations
  • Loan of a Games Bag which includes a cricket set, bocce, a hacky sack, frisbee, soccer and football
  • Up to $100 of receipts reimbursed.

Your Block party could be as small and intimate as a few chairs in a backyard, right up to a BBQ in your local park, or a party in a community hall.

Alrighty, so how do we register?

Click this link for more info. 

Or for further info, contact the Shire's Community Development Officer Susie Elton on 9780 5233.

Tags: Block Party, party, funding, games, bbq

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