Town of Port Hedland rolls out new community grants

Synarah MurphyNorth West Telegraph
Town of Port Hedland Mayor Camilo Blanco at the South Hedland Square Shopping Centre.
Camera IconTown of Port Hedland Mayor Camilo Blanco at the South Hedland Square Shopping Centre. Credit: Simon Santi, The West Australian

A number of community organisations are set to benefit and grow after the Town of Port Hedland announced applications for a new grants program had opened.

The grants have been developed to reflect the importance of the arts, sport, events, space activation, tourism, commerce and youth development in shaping life in Hedland.

The new program categorises grants into four creative streams — annual, arts and culture, sport and recreation and community activation.

Mayor Camilo Blanco said the grants would be aimed at specified areas to fund a greater cross-section of Hedland.

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“This program achieves a number of objectives, including fostering more participation in communal life, activating public spaces and supporting our young people to reach their potential,” Mr Blanco said.

“We have listened to feedback this year about the importance of the Town supporting small business and tourism with the Business and Tourism Innovation Grant.

“The Public Space Activation Grant and Special Events Grant are also open to businesses, encouraging innovative thinking, expanded operations and a stronger local economy.

“This grant will help the promotional efforts of attracting visitors to Hedland to experience our unique cultural history and place in the Pilbara.

“I encourage everyone to peruse the grants guide on our website, which provides an outline of each of the new grants.”

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