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Bank boost for children’s art therapy
A Commonwealth Bank Community Grant has given our art therapy program for children a significant boost.
The $7500 grant has enabled us to acquire materials and resources that will help us to meet the growing demand for the program in the local community. So far we have purchased animal figurines for sand play and therapeutic work, a drying rack and plan drawers for artworks, smocks and easels as well as a special storage cupboard. The animal figures have already proved a great success in encouraging children to express their emotions and feelings about their families and key relationships.
“We are proud to support the local community via our Commonwealth Bank Community Grant. The grants are funded by current and retired staff and in 2012 over $2 Million was distributed to community groups throughout Australia,” said Ross Hall, Manager at the Commonwealth Bank.
This semester we are running an open studio group for primary school children and an art studio program for youth aged between 10-14. Last year 55 children accessed our art therapy program. We are still seeking further funding to fully resource the program as the more funding we receive, the more children we can assist to voice and heal their experience of domestic violence.
If you would like to support our Children’s Art Therapy Program by making a donation, please click here to donate.
If you would like us to come and talk to your school or community group about our Art Therapy Program, please click here to get in touch.