Newton Moore Clontarf and Girls Academy executives have each welcomed $15,000 in annual funding courtesy of the Bunbury City Council.

Amounting to $75,000 per program over a five year period, the funding will be used to support students and their differing needs as they progress through high school.

Clontarf Academy director Boyd Davey said the funds were vital to the success of the program.

“Each boy is funded and each boy benefits from every single dollar that comes into the academy,” he said.

“Whether it be through supporting them with pick-ups in the morning or food or accommodation, transport to different events and various pieces of equipment we enjoy at the academy.”

Having supported the Clontarf Foundation for the past three years, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Council and the foundation on July 25, securing the partnership until 2023-2024.

“Council is a proud supporter of the Clontarf Foundation and the tireless work involved in mentoring and helping indigenous Australians to achieve better life outcomes,” Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said.

Clontarf Foundation regional manager Michael Lay said the partnership reflected the confidence in the program and its ability to make an impact.

“The Newton Moore Academy has been operating for 12 years and the team do a fantastic job,” he said.

“In that time, the Newton Moore Academy has supported 70 indigenous young men with completing Year 12 and transitioning into employment and/or further studies.”