Projects focusing on cross-generational engagement and supporting housing availability in the Capes have been funded thanks to a significant State government grant. Through Lotterywest the Augusta and Districts Community Childcare and Just Home Margaret River Inc both received a splash of cash to improve the region. With almost $32,000 the Augusta and Districts Community Childcare plan to help local women enter and re-enter the workforce as well as deliver engagement activities aimed at reducing social isolation for elderly locals. Following the closure of the last remaining childcare in the area last year, the community childcare group was formed to assist families and is currently in the process of setting up a long-term daycare centre. Just Home Margaret River Inc will put a $180,000 grant to work addressing housing availability through a two year grassroots movement focused on ensuring access to appropriate, accessible, low-cost, secure and sustainable housing or shelter. Warren-Blackwood MP Jane Kelsbie said the two grants were part of her aim to invest in projects making significant differences to her region. “It’s fantastic to be able to help the Augusta and Districts Community Childcare with their efforts. . . and Just Home Margaret River Inc,’ she said. “This latest funding will help deliver a number of engagement activities. . . with a focus on cross-generational engagement and community connection.” “At a State level I’m pleased to report we are investing $2.1 billion in social housing over the coming four years. This investment will include the delivery of around 3300 new social homes across WA. The funding announcement was in addition to a $100,000 commitment by Ms Kelsbie ahead of the State Election for the childcare group and a $236,058 injection to local housing solutions.