Grants boost local groups
■ Community groups in the Pilbara have until September 25 to apply for up to $2000 in funding from the latest round of Easternwell grants.
Easternwell executive general manager Tim Phelan said the program was developed to provide much-needed support to local grassroots organisations.
“There are countless community groups, clubs and associations in our operating areas who provide important services to their communities,” he said.
“Easternwell is passionate about supporting the regions where we conduct business and our grants program is one of the ways we are creating lasting benefits for community members who count on the vital support of these organisations in their day-to-day lives.”
Rose Nowers Early Learning Centre manager Cynthia Dornelles said the grant was helping the centre provide much-needed dental care education.
“We have been able to purchase resources to deliver pedagogical and playful learning experiences and expose children to healthy eating and effective dental hygiene practises,” she said.
“Through playful education, we believe we can empower them to make informed healthy eating and dental hygiene choices.
“Our ‘Going the Extra Smile’ program will benefit the children and families for years to come and it’s with thanks to the Easternwell community grant that it has happened.”
Stacey Robinson from the Nintirri Centre said the funds they received would be used to purchase a specialised medical table for the Community Health and Wellbeing Centre.
“As a not-for-profit, the support of organisations such as Easternwell is essential to our capacity to provide best-practice service delivery to our local communities,” she said.
“It has enabled us to purchase new equipment crucial to the Community Health and Wellbeing service.”
Since launching the program in 2011, more than $53,000 has been granted to 33 groups in the Pilbara region.
Nintirri Centre women’s health promotion nurse Stacey Robinson.