Centre receives funding for 'much needed' upgrade

The Bridgetown Family and Community Centre has received a state government grant to fund significant upgrades.

The $170,000 Lotterywest funds will go towards a reception area, increasing the office area, doubling the size of the meeting room, building a new kitchen to host community cooking classes, baby-changing facilities and a new toilet block accessible for people with mobility difficulties.

The grant will be combined with $20,000 in funds raised by the centre.

South West MP Adele Farina said the upgrades were sorely needed.

"The iconic building has served the community in this capacity for about 30 years providing a wide range of community support services and activities, however lack of space has restricted the centre's activities and the number of people who may participate in activities," she said.

"These upgrades will make a significant difference to the centre and will ensure the centre is able to continue to serve the community into the future.

"I congratulate the staff and volunteers of the Bridgetown Family and Community Centre for their continuing efforts to bring the community together by delivering a wide range of support services and activities."

Since 2011, Lotterywest has provided eight grants to the centre totalling $475,000.