Funds pour into cof­fers for groups

Broome Advertiser - - NEWS - Jakeb Wad­dell

Com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions are set to beef up their projects and events af­ter tens of thou­sands of dol­lars have been ear­marked for them in the Shire of Broome’s lat­est round of spon­sor­ship fund­ing.

The Shire will dis­trib­ute $57,000 to suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cants as part of the 2017/18 Com­mu­nity Spon­sor­ship Pro­gram An­nual Fund­ing Round, passed at a coun­cil meet­ing last fort­night.

A big win­ner was the Broome Abo­rig­i­nal Me­dia As­so­ci­a­tion, which re­ceived $15,000 for the Kullari NAIDOC Fes­ti­val and Young Women’s In­dige­nous Path­ways Pro­gram. Also far­ing well was the WA PCYC with $8000, Broome North Pri­mary School’s Year 6 Camp Fundrais­ing Com­mit­tee with $6000, and the Broome Sports As­so­ci­a­tion with $5000.

The Broome RSL was al­lo­cated $5000 a year for two years.

Other re­cip­i­ents were the Broome Fish­ing Club ($4500), the Broome Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion ($3679), the Penin­sula Bombers Foot­ball Club ($2926), Ca­coy Doce Pares ($2500), Pearl Coast Gym­nas­tics ($2100) and the Broome His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety ($2090).

Shire of Broome pres­i­dent Harold Tracey said the Shire was proud to show its sup­port.

“This fund­ing is fun­da­men­tal for some of these projects and events to go ahead,” he said. “The ben­e­fits of their suc­cess are felt com­mu­nity-wide and we are happy to con­tinue sup­port­ing them.”

The coun­cil al­lo­cated $25,100 from its CSP ac­count and $31,695 from the West Kimberley Com­mu­nity Do­na­tion Re­serve ac­count.

Other or­gan­i­sa­tions whose con­tract with the Shire ex­pired this year were in­vited to ap­ply for fur­ther fund­ing through this round.

Fund­ing is avail­able once a year, with up to $10,000 avail­able per ap­pli­ca­tion, and not ex­ceed­ing 50 per cent of project costs.

This fund­ing is fun­da­men­tal for some of these projects and events to go ahead. Harold Tracey

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