Funds given out to city or­gan­i­sa­tions

Pilbara News - - Opinion - Peter Long Peter Long is the City of Kar­ratha Mayor.

At the May coun­cil meet­ing, coun­cil­lors ap­proved $213,708 of grants to com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions.

We re­ceived a record 42 ap­pli­ca­tions to­talling $1,095,502 this year and it was dif­fi­cult for of­fi­cers to de­cide who should re­ceive the funds.

The City of Kar­ratha has a range of cri­te­ria for these funds, but a lim­ited bud­get, so not ev­ery­one can be suc­cess­ful.

The coun­cil also ap­proved $498,815 for five com­mu­nity as­so­ci­a­tions on Mon­day.

These funds are only given out to ap­proved projects and all funds must be ac­quit­ted, but the as­so­ci­a­tions do some great work.

The money pro­vides for events like the Dampier Mar­kets, the Dampier and Point Sam­son Art Awards, Lights On at the Roe­bourne Bas­ket­ball Courts, pub­lic ameni­ties at An­dover Park, and main­te­nance and up­grades of com­mu­nity as­so­ci­a­tion build­ings and as­sets.

This year is the first time the newly founded Yir­ra­m­a­gardu Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion has ap­plied for grants, and I am very pleased to see the Roe­bourne com­mu­nity’s en­thu­si­asm for its new projects.

The City of Kar­ratha is very sup­port­ive of com­mu­nity groups and has a range of other grants avail­able for sport­ing and cul­tural groups.

Visit the web­site or call the front of­fice for more in­for­ma­tion.

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