Fund­ing is a wel­come boost for clubs

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Sports clubs and com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions have been given a boost af­ter be­ing ac­cepted for fund­ing un­der the City of Kar­ratha’s quar­terly grants scheme.

Among the 25 re­cip­i­ents of a to­tal $49,911 fund­ing pool were schools, art groups, in­dige­nous or­gan­i­sa­tions, sport teams and health ser­vices.

City of Kar­ratha Mayor Peter Long said the grants had be­come in­creas­ingly im­por­tant as pri­vate com­pa­nies tight­ened their purse strings.

“It’s a dif­fer­ent at­mos­phere now, peo­ple are re­ally ap­pre­cia­tive of get­ting these grants,” he said.

Roe­bourne Girls Academy pro­gram man­ager Lisa Ge­orge said their grant would go to­wards boost­ing the NAIDOC bas­ket­ball com­pe­ti­tion.

“We did it last year off our own backs with a bit of help from FMG (Fortes­cue Met­als Group), but this year we want to make it big­ger,” she said.

Wood­side-op­er­ated North West Shelf en­gi­neer­ing man­ager Ben Thomas said the grants were a core part of the com­pany’s com­mit­ment to the com­mu­nity.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

Re­cip­i­ents of the City of Kar­ratha's quar­terly grants scheme.

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