Facebook Group Back on Track Fitness administered by Wyndham resident Brydon Coles has been awarded a $7,000 grant through Facebook Australia’s Groups Fund.
Facebook established the Fund to support the wellbeing of communities affected by drought, bushfires and COVID-19.
The $500,000 Fund applications which concluded in August provided grants up to the value of $10,000 to help local groups facilitate grassroots initiatives that contribute directly to the relief and recovery of their local community.
Brydon Coles, Group Admin for Back on Track Fitness said, “Back on Track Fitness has been an active member in the Wyndham City Community since 2014, taking part in many community projects, fundraisers, fun runs and charity events.
Our passion is to support those doing it tough, while also educating people on health, fitness and mental well-being.
The grant money will be used to continue our community support and provide education and inspiration to members of Wyndham City.”
Alisha Elliott, Policy Programs Manager for Facebook ANZ commented: “In unfortunate times of natural disasters, we saw Australian communities using Facebook Groups to come together and find connection and belonging, and get through when times were tough.
We wanted to support the ideas and creativity arising from these Groups, and fund grassroots projects and movements to help the recovery of local communities.
We know that people are adjusting to a new normal, and we hope that by strengthening online communities to foster real-world initiatives we can contribute to greater resilience and capacity to thrive.”
Brydon and his family are currently residing in Sydney however will be returning to Wyndham once COVID19 settles down.