A community garden at Gymea has planted its first seeds with the help of a $10,000 Bid for Good grant.
Gymea Community Aid and Information Service was supported in its green venture by Sydney Airport and Sydney Community Foundation's Bid for Good campaign
Funds were raised through the airport's lost property auction.
Welcoming and supporting newly arrived migrants for 45 years, Gymea Community Aid recently began a gardening club. Meeting weekly, they were given a five year lease on a vacant plot to create a hub of greenery.
With access to a community hall and kitchen, the garden will support a range of activities designed to build skills while improving mental and physical wellbeing, and environmental awareness.
The project was part of a joint initiative that raises funds each year to help grassroots charities around Sydney Airport.
The 2019 Bid for Good campaign The 2019 Lost Property Auction will be held from August 19.
Eligible programs should be able to demonstrate successful and innovative initiatives that support people living in suburbs surrounding Sydney Airport. The four key areas of priority include arts and culture, education and employment, women and girls and community cohesion.
Applications close midnight on June 1.