ST Kilda Shule has received a $100,000 grant from the Victorian government’s Multicultural Community Infrastructure Fund for capital works improvement. The funding will go towards repairs and upgrades to the major function hall where many of the shule’s multicultural events are held.
“We are deeply appreciative of the state government’s multicultural grant enabling significant capital works necessary to maintain our buildings. These works will enhance the experience of our congregants for many years to come, ” shule president Gerry Bullon said on Tuesday.
Rabbi Yaakov Glasman, the shule’s senior rabbi, said, “St Kilda Shule leads the way in building bridges between different faith communities, hosting some 600 visits annually from faith schools, public schools and numerous other groups. This grant will go a long way to support our important work in this space.”
Southern Metropolitan Region MLC Nina Taylor added, “We want to give our multicultural communities the chance to celebrate everything they hold dear, with those they hold close. That’s why we are investing $6.4 million to continue the Multicultural Infrastructure Fund, so we can build and upgrade community facilities and places of worship, through projects such as carparks, kitchens and meeting places.”
Pictured (from left) are Rabbi Yaakov Glasman, politicians Josh Burns and Nina Taylor, and Gerry Bullon at the funding grant presentation.