Investment for children of Kwinana and Cockburn with Woodside funding renewed
Children living in the Kwinana and Cockburn areas of Western Australia will be better supported through the renewal of funding provided by Woodside Energy for the Connecting Community for Kids collective impact initiative.
The initiative aims to improve early childhood development outcomes through collaboration between community members, non-government and government organisations, and the renewal amounts to a $1.4 million investment.
WA Community Services Minister Simone McGurk welcomed the renewed funding with the additional four years in funding bringing the total commitment to nine years.
“Families are best placed to understand the needs of their children and communities, and how services and environments in their local area can better support their needs,” Ms McGurk said.
“Woodside Energy’s latest investment in this initiative is a testimony to its informed and collaborative approach – working directly with community members and service providers to achieve outcomes.”
The Department of Communities has been involved with the Connecting Community for Kids initiative since its inception, and co-chairs the Joint Advisory Committee model to provide advice and engagement with government and funders in the delivery of the initiative.
The Joint Advisory Committee involves representation from across the community sector and government in an effort to increase collaboration and avoid duplication of services, and the announcement coincides with the Kwinana Early Years Service recently agreeing to support the initiative.
Further information about the Connecting Community for Kids collective impact initiative is available here.