Community groups get $9k injection

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph
Camera IconCredit: Ashburton Little Athletics Centre purchased a line marking machine with their community grant from Easternwell.

A number of Pilbara community groups have received more than $9000 in funding through Easternwell, a subsidiary of Broad-spectrum.

The funds will go towards the improvement of facilities, equipment, and services.

Rose Nowers Early Learning Centre, Ashburton Little Athletics Centre, Karratha Community House, Dampier Taverners Cricket Club and Wickham Primary School P&C Association are among those to benefit.

Easternwell general manager Tim Phelan said the program had been developed to provide support to local organisations that demonstrated commitment to various communities in the Pilbara.

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Since the launch of the grassroots initiative in 2011, 52 groups in the Pilbara have received more than $90,000 funding.

“There are countless community groups, clubs and associations in our operating areas who provide important services to their communities,” he said.

He said the program aimed to benefit community members who relied on the support of organisations. Ashburton Little Athletics Centre president Shane Scott said the money helped the centre buy a new line-marking machine.

The next round of Easternwell Community Grants opens June 2018.

Eligible groups can apply for funding of up to $2000 at easternwell.com.au/communitygrants.

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