Turbans4Australia President Amar Singh said they were very grateful for the funding which, along with other funds provided by State MP for Granville, Julia Finn, is helping to get their community kitchen off the ground.
“We are having the works approved at the moment and hope to get underway soon,” he said.
“Having the kitchen on site will allow us to cook hot meals for the homeless; there is such a great need in the community.
“I would certainly encourage other charities and community groups to apply for funding too.”
Turbans4Australia will stage an Open Day on Saturday, May 14, 10am-1pm, to which the community and businesses are invited to check out their operations at their Clyde warehouse at 14 Martha Street.
“We will have multicultural performances, children’s activities and will be supplying a free lunch to all who attend,” Amar said.
Founded in 2014, the registered charity’s purpose is to help anyone in need regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity.
“Our practice promotes multiculturalism and religious tolerance and enables fellow Australians to receive a glimpse of the Sikh community and its honourable beliefs,” Amar said.
Groups can apply for a grant at imb.com.au/community.