Get your skates on... community grants opening soon (media release)

Thanks to a grant from Merri-bek City Council, the Australia Skateboarding Federation staged King of Concrete - a skateboarding event for young skateboarders.

Held last year at the Brunswick Skate Park, King of Concrete is the only platform for skate park locals to test their talents against Australia's best while also attracting a variety of spectators from young to old.

Contestant DIrector Renton Millar says it's a great community event with locals seeking to be volunteers in a discipline that is now recognised by the Olympics.

"We find wherever we hold King of Concrete, volunteers are very keen to contribute and given Merri-bek has one of the premier skating facilities, locals and volunteers are very enthusiastic," Mr Millar said.

"The grant we received from Merri-bek City Council resulted in a spectacular day of skateboarding that entertained, it displayed the prowess and skills of local Merri-bek skateboarders next to Australia's best and it delivered a great day of fun."

"With ongoing support from Merri-bek City Council there is great potential for a Merri-bek skateboarder to create their own Olympic opportunity."

Each year Merri-bek City Council offers financial support to community led initiaitves and collaborative projects that demonstrates multiple benefits and focuses directly on the Merri-bek community.

Grant applications will open on 4 February 2019.

Not for project organisations interested in applying are encouraged to attend an information session being held on Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20 and THursday 21 February.

Learn more about how you can apply for a Community Grant.

14 January 2019