Grants help groups thrive
Community groups in the Pilbara region have received more than $10,500 through the latest round of community grants from Easternwell, a subsidiary of Broadspectrum.
Jigalong Remote Community School, ABC Foundation, The Salvation Army, Hedland Women’s Refuge and From Dust Creative Arts are among those to benefit.
Jigalong Remote Community School Principal Shane Wilson said the grant helped purchase resources for the school library.
“We have been able to purchase tables and chairs as well as a range of books and educational resources for our library to provide meaningful learning experiences for our students,” he said.
ABC Foundation spokeswoman Alison Sentance said the funds would be used to purchase a video camera and other equipment.
“We work with local indigenous communities in the Pilbara to deliver on-country activities in Aboriginal environmental education,” she said.
“In conjunction with local schools, kids on country excursions bring together children from the Wakuthuni community and local elders to learn about language, bush medicine, flora and fauna.
“Recording their experiences and preserving their stories will ensure they are available for future generations.” Easternwell executive general manager Tim Phelan said the grants created lasting benefits to the community.
“There are countless community groups, clubs and associations in our operating areas who provide important services to their communities,” he said.
The next round of Easternwell Community Grants opens June 2017.
Jigalong remote community school.