YTAP seek funding recipient

The Young Tradespeople and Professionals (YTAP) Whyalla are seeking another worthy community group or individual to support with the funds raised through their next Charity Ball.

Each year the YTAP Charity Ball raises thousands of dollars, with last year's ball raising a record $6749 for the Whyalla Music Association.

YTAP president Kira Kennedy says applications are now open for local association, charity or cause looking to fund a project or expansion.

"In the applications we're looking for a bit of background on the organisation or association and what the funding would be used for," she said.

"We're also seeking a list of achievements or goals that the organisation has. Our criteria for applicants is quite general because we don't want to miss out on someone that's really deserving or looking to start up a worthwhile cause that could benefit the Whyalla community.

"We encourage everyone to get in contact with us via our Facebook page or email which is ytapwhyalla.gmail.com."

Past recipients of the ball have included the D'faces of Youth Arts, the Whyalla Ripples Support Group and the Whyalla Suicide Prevention Network.

D'faces used the funding to purchase new circus equipment while the Whyalla Music Association used it to obtain PA equipment for their practice hall.

"That definitely benefited their mentor program which was on display at their recent Youth Week concert. So you can see the results of the funds that have been raised in the Whyalla community," Ms Kennedy said.

Ms Kennedy is calling on the community to rally around the 2019 Charity Ball, with businesses encouraged to donate items to be auctioned off on the night.

"It's always a fantastic night, it's a great opportunity to dress up and have a dance," she said.

Applications for the YTAP Charity Ball close on April 30.