Council awards grant to support migrant women

Mayor of Cumberland City Council Steve Christou has awarded the Mayoral Community Fund grant to support a Cultural Exchange Reunion event for migrant women at the newly built Granville Centre.

The Cultural Exchange Program is spearheaded by this year’s Australia Day Local Hero, Rosemary Kariuki, and works to forge friendships between newly arrived multicultural women and families in regional NSW.

“Many of the migrant women in the program reside in Cumberland City, which is why it’s rewarding to be able to help support a great initiative for our community,” Mayor Steve Christou said.

“Rosemary was one of many applicants for this grant. It was her work, which helps migrant women to build confidence, step outside their comfort zones, seek work and make friendships in their local community, and with each other, that really stood out,”.

The $5000 grant will help facilitate the reunion event this year, bringing past participants of the program from Cumberland City and regional NSW together to reconnect.

The Cumberland City Council Mayoral Community Fund is designed to provide financial support to applicants for worthy causes that support positive community outcomes.

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