Grants for the com­mu­nity

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Eastern­well has opened its com­mu­nity grants pro­gram and is en­cour­ag­ing groups, clubs and as­so­ci­a­tions to ap­ply for fund­ing up to $2000.

Es­tab­lished in 2011, the pro­gram pro­vides fi­nan­cial and so­cial as­sis­tance in re­gions where Eastern­well has key min­ing op­er­a­tions, such as the Pil­bara.

Eastern­well gen­eral man­ager Tim Phe­lan said the grants were to sup­port groups mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in their com­mu­nity.

“Last year our grass-roots pro­gram pro­vided fund­ing for all sorts of ini­tia­tives, in­clud­ing pur­chas­ing sports equip­ment, train­ing cour­ses and re­sources, elec­tronic equip­ment, a por­ta­ble shade mar­quee as well as adult and tod­dler dum­mies for first aid train­ing,” he said. “We’re pas­sion­ate about sup­port­ing our lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties and the grants pro­gram is just one of the ways we’re cre­at­ing a last­ing ben­e­fit for the wider com­mu­nity.”

Since es­tab­lish­ing the pro­gram, Eastern­well has awarded more than $70,000 to 41 or­gan­i­sa­tions, in­clud­ing Kar­ratha Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion, Mun­gal­lala Progress and Sport­ing As­so­ci­a­tion, Pil­bara Com­mu­nity Le­gal Ser­vice, New­man St John Am­bu­lance and Fortes­cue Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion.

Ap­pli­ca­tions must be re­ceived be­fore Oc­to­ber 14. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit eastern­ com­mu­ni­ty­grants.

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