Case study - Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon in Woy Woy
It was great to see one of our Council grants in action at the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon in Woy Woy earlier this year.
Council’s Community Events and Place Activation grant helped fund the TRYathlon at James Browne Oval and Peninsula Leisure Centre Woy Woy, encouraging kids to get fit and active while having fun with their friends.
This non-competitive event is also a community engagement program that assists kids to develop self-esteem. It also encourages families to enter and get ready in the months before the event by getting out and swimming, cycling and running in their local facilities.
TRY HERO ambassador and fitness trainer Steve "Commando" Willis was there to cheer on and inspire more than 1000 kids who participated. Altogether there were more than 4,500 attendees on the day, including families, volunteers, lifeguards, Police, Sanitarium crew and management.
David Martin National Community Engagement Manager of Sanitarium said the community was involved in crewing the event including life guards, sound, electrical, volunteers along with all entrants and their supporters.
“The event is unlike any other event for children in its scale and presentation, delivering a unique experience for each entrant that children describe as just like a big person's event but just for kids,” he said.
The Community Events and Place Activation Grant Program
The Community Events and Place Activation Grant Program supports local organisations to deliver community events and activities that activate spaces and places to complement activity around town centres, foreshores, lakes and green spaces for families, community and visitors.
You can apply for funding of up to $20,000 per financial year per activity in combined funding and in-kind Council services through this program.
Do you have a good idea? Make it a reality by applying for a Council community grant.