Grants round helps com­mu­nity groups

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Com­mu­nity groups in the Pil­bara have re­ceived more than $9500 through the lat­est round of com­mu­nity grants from Eastern­well.

Fortes­cue Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion, Kar­ratha Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion, New­man St John Am­bu­lance and Pil­bara Com­mu­nity Le­gal Ser­vice were among the suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cants.

Kar­ratha Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion sec­re­tary Elysia Can­ning said the funds would be used for ref­eree de­vel­op­ment.

“In or­der to con­tinue to pro­vide the high qual­ity of com­peti- tion, it is im­por­tant we train new ref­er­ees and re­fresh the train­ing of our cur­rent ref­er­ees so we can en­sure sus­tain­abil­ity of the game for our 550 mem­bers,” she said.

“By pro­vid­ing learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and com­mu­nity en­gage­ment ex­pe­ri­ences, we pro­vide youth and adults the chance to ex­tend their skills while be­ing part of a sport­ing com­mu­nity.”

New­man St John Am­bu­lance spokes­woman Wendy Ha­gan said the grant would help pur­chase weighted adult and tod­dler dum­mies for first aid train­ing.

Eastern­well ex­ec­u­tive gen­eral man­ager Tim Phe­lan said the pro­gram was de­vel­oped to sup­port lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions.

“There are count­less com­mu­nity groups in the ar­eas where we op­er­ate 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 com­mu­ni­ties.”

The next round of Eastern­well Com­mu­nity Grants is in Au­gust.

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