Cardinia Park Hotel gifts $150,000 in community grants

Kathryn Dennis (Lifechanger), Francis Deegan (Cardinia Park Hotel) and Katarina Heath (Lifechanger).The Lifechanger Foundation, supports youth mental health in the area.

The Cardinia Park Hotel has recently gifted $150,000 in grants to local charities and community groups across the Cardinia Shire and Casey Council.

Since its inception in 2014, the hotel has run a Community Grants Program to support important initiatives and give back to locals.

This year’s 10 recipients were granted much needed funds to support local projects.

The LifeChanger Foundation, which supports youth mental health and is currently working with Berwick High School, received $50,000 to roll out their youth mentorship program to other local schools.

The Community Grocer Pakenham received $34,000 to help keep shelves stocked for families doing it tough across Cardinia Shire and Narre Warren charity BK 2 Basics received $21,000 towards their Walk in freezer which provides for families in need.

Hotel general manager Francis Deegan said he was proud to give back to the local community who supported the hotel during the worst of the pandemic: ‘It’s a privilege to be able to support the important work these charities and community groups are doing, and to see the benefits rolled out to the locals who have supported us the last two years’.