Com­mu­nity grants ap­pli­ca­tions open

Pilbara News - - News - Tay­lar Amonini

Fortes­cue Me­tals Group’s an­nual com­mu­nity sup­port grants have opened for or­gan­i­sa­tions within the Pil­bara.

In its ninth year, the grant pro­gram sup­ports a va­ri­ety of com­mu­nity ini­tia­tives with a fo­cus on ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing, Abo­rig­i­nal en­gage­ment, health and well­ness, com­mu­nity safety, com­mu­nity in­volve­ment, eco­nomic devel­op­ment and en­vi­ron­men­tal re­spon­si­bil­ity. Fortes­cue gen­eral man­ager port and rail, Fer­nando Pereira said the pro­gram pro­vided suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cants up to $5000 of fund­ing for ini­tia­tives that ben­e­fited the Pil­bara.

“Fortes­cue is com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing the com­mu­ni­ties in which we op­er­ate ben­e­fit from our growth and devel­op­ment,” he said.

“The grants pro­gram is just one of the ways we in­vest in our com­mu­ni­ties.” Thanks to Fortes­cue’s com­mu­nity grants, the pro­gram last year cov­ered the cost of new uni­forms and reg­is­tra­tion fees for the Martu women of the Parn­pa­jinya com­mu­nity in New­man to par­tic­i­pate in the lo­cal East Pil­bara soft­ball com­pe­ti­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion and how to ap­ply for the grants, visit­mu­nity or email com­mu­

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