The Northlakes-based 236 Army Cadet Unit plays an impartant role in helping young people develop a sense of identity, purpose and belonging that can deliver tremendous benefits for them and their communities.
The cadets will now be better equipped to carry out their training after taking out the April round of the #GreaterCentralCoast Community Funding Program, and with it $2000.
236 Army Cadet Unit Officer Commanding, Richard Douglas, said the group helps young people to reach their potential.
“The Australian Army Cadets is one of Australia’s leading youth development organisations and proudly shares the character and values of the Australian Army,” Richard said.
“It is a partnership between the Australian Army and the community that is supervised by adult volunteers from the community.
“We teach resilience, teamwork, and independence, as well as critical thinking and leadership skills.
“While we do receive some support from the Army, we are extremely grateful to the Greater for this funding, which will help to cover the cost of upgrading our uniform store and buying some uniform items the Army does not provide us.”
Richard Douglas, 236 Army Cadet Unit Officer Commanding
Runners-up for the month, Central Coast Rescue Squad and Hospital Art Australia Inc, have both received $500.
Greater Bank’s Central Coast Regional Sales Manager, Josh Swetnam, said cadets provides opportunities for young people to participate in a range of activities.
“Organisations like the 236 Army Cadet Unit encourages young people to be physically active and enjoy the great outdoors,”Josh said.
“Greater Bank is pleased to be able to support organisations like this, that challenge kids and give them valuable life skills.”
The public can vote in the May round of the #GreaterCentralCoast community funding program until 5.00pm Wednesday 25 May 2022, with nominees Word on the Waves Incorporated, SWAMP Central Coast and Camp Breakaway in the running to share in $3,000.