22 March 2019

Lotterywest grant lives in harmony

The Lotteryest Grants Team hit the road this month travelling to the far reaches of Western Australia to see its grants program in action.

Part of the Team’s travels included the Katanning Harmony Festival’s 10th anniversary, which Lotterywest provided $30,000 towards this year’s event.

Katanning, 277km south-east of Perth, is home to more than 40 nationalities, and the festival provides an opportunity to embrace cross-community relationships.

The event came less than 24 hours after the tragic attacks in Christchurch; however this small multicultural town showcased its resilience.

“On one level it was a chance to celebrate 10 years of this festival, but at the same time it was a moment of togetherness,” the Grants Team said.

“This day was a powerful message of harmony during this terrible time, and proved a multicultural town like Katanning can live and work together in harmony.”

The festival filled Clive Street with a range of entertainment, including cooking demonstrations, market stalls and an international food village.

Travelling across WA’s vast landscape to see firsthand the impact of Lotterywest’s contribution to a community will help ensure future grants continue to create positive changes for the State.

Lotterywest is the only lottery in Australia which is State Government owned, with a third of money spent on tickets going back to the people of WA through prizes and grants.

Since establishment in 1932, Lotterywest has been able to provide more than $8 billion to WA lottery winners and more than $5 billion to support the WA community.

Click here to learn more about Lotterywest grants and any upcoming events.

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