Westbury Community Centre
At MyState, we believe it’s the little things that can make the biggest difference to our community. That’s why our MyState Foundation Grants are designed to help local not-for-profit organisations, like Nate and his team of dedicated mentors at the Westbury Community Health Centre.
Nate helps young people get through the toughest parts of growing up through his Building Together program, which is all about developing practical life skills, learning about food sustainability and connecting with the community.
We love what Nate and his team are doing, so when they applied for a MyState Grant, we didn't hesitate to give them the support they needed to buy the tools and materials for their workshop.
Nicky and her dedicated helpers at the Kalang Riding for the Disabled Association give up their time willingly and for free to improve the lives of young people with disabilities. Their reward, they say, is the enjoyment they get when they see the kids faces light up when they get on their favourite horse. We think that’s pretty special. That’s why when they applied for a MyState Foundation grant we chipped in and paid for the purchase of Indy, a cheeky horse that’s proved a favourite with both kids and helpers alike.
Community Bikes Program
Ant and his crew of young helpers are yet to meet a bike they can’t fix. Twice a week, Anthony Edler and kids from underprivileged backgrounds get together to repair bikes and talk about stuff. It’s called the Community Bikes Program and so far it’s donated over six hundred bikes to people in need as well as given purpose to young kids in need of a bit of support and encouragement. We liked the program so much we gave them the money to buy a trailer through the MyState Foundation grant to help them pick up old bikes and deliver repaired ones.