Groups await grant verdict

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

Three local community groups will find out tonight whether they will receive funding from the Town of Port Hedland’s Community Partnership Grants scheme.

The community groups were successful in the Town’s review process and now wait to see if the council approves the officers’ recommendation at tonight’s council meeting.

The annual Community Partnership Grant is a unique category in that the grant offers three-year funding of up to $45,000 and has slightly more complicated eligibility requirements.

This year, the Town received 14 applications ranging from rescue services and health care to sporting groups.

From the applicants, the Volunteer Maine Service Port Hedland Inc, Rose Nowers Early Learning Centre and the Youth Involvement Coun-cil proceeded to the next step of the grant process. Youth In-volvement Council chief exec-utive Vicki-Tree Stephens said the money, if approved by the council, would be going tow-ards YICs Mingle Mob program.

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“If we get the continued support of the Town, we would be very excited,” she said.

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