Funding is a welcome boost for clubs
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.
Recipients of the City of Karratha's quarterly grants scheme.