Grants

As a not-for-profit organisation we depend on grants and fundraising activities to help us provide support to our community.

Here is a list of grants we've been awarded.

NSW Government Ministry for Police and Emergency Services – Water Safety Blackspot Funding Program - 2013/14

The NSW Government Ministry for Police and Emergency Services has supported Water Skills for Life in providing grant funding for The Tibetan Community Water Safety Swim Program.

The Tibetan Community Water Safety Swim Program proposes to train selected people from the swim program and train, mentor and assist these trainees as AUSTSWIM qualified instructors. After becoming qualified instructors they will work in the swim program and as well provide them with an avenue for employment as swim instructors.

The second part of the project is to develop and produce a water safety handbook which will be translated in Tibetan and English to be handed out to the Tibetan Community together with flyers promoting the water safety swim program and a flyer with water safety messages with a focus on the beach.

Dee Why RSL – Community Support Program - 2012 - 2016

$1500

Dee why RSL has a long standing tradition of providing community support. They believe that all members of the community should be afforded the opportunity of social inclusion and personal development.

The money donated was used to hire and fuel a mini bus to transport Tibetans to Warringah Aquatic Centre for swimming lessons.

Warringah Council - Community Development Grant - 2012/13, 2015/2016

Yr 1$1390, Yr 2 $810, Yr 3 $810 (2012/2013) 

We applied for the Community Development Grant which is a 3 year program. Warringah Councils aim for this grant is to build a community that works in partnership with government, community based, and private organisations to achieve real and lasting improvements within the community. It is to provide care and support for culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Water Skills for Life identified the need for water safety skills in collaboration with the Tibetan Community in Warringah. aims to deliver an effective ongoing swim program, by providing life saving skills with a focus on enjoyable recreational activities for all Tibetans.

We used this funding to implement an ongoing Tibetan Learn - to - swim program at Warringah Aquatic Centre. We also supply equipment including swim caps, goggles, boards, noodles, protective tops, swimming costumes, and transport to and from the Warringah Aquatic Centre.

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs – Volunteers Grant - 2012

$2850

This is a specific grant allowing organisations to apply for small equipment items, fuel for volunteers, and the cost of training volunteers. With this grant we were able to purchase a new laptop computer along with Microsoft Office software, an external hard drive and a Laminator. We were also able to reimburse our volunteers for fuel expenses, and buy a First Aid Kit!

Office of Communities, Sport and Recreation – Participation and Facility Program - 2012

$1500

This grant is used to fund costs associated with a disadvantaged group, for example subsidising registration, equipment, and training programs. Water Skills for Life is using this money to fully train members of the Tibetan community to become qualified Aust Swim Instructors so that they can continue the program by teaching others how to swim.

          

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