With thanks to the support of our local Federal Member Dave Sharma (Member for Wentworth), we have been successful in attaining $15,000 Stronger Communities Grant for our Wright of Passage project.
The funding will be used to purchase and install critical small capital equipment and upgrades to enable the continued restoration of the wooden yacht Wright of Passage Mercator by young trainees (16-25 yo) who are challenged by learning and life.
The award of this grant will contribute to purchasing the resources and equipment upgrades required for the next group of trainees. For instance - specialist tools, a work bench, fixtures, fittings, a replacement fuel tank, replacements to the standing rigging, and professional labour to work with our youth to install the fuel tank and standing rigging.
Overall, the Stronger Communities Grant funding will assist in developing confidence and life skills our youth participants need in order to seek employment and/or further formal training or education.