School benefits from grant

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

Community groups in the Pilbara have received more than $10,500 through the latest round of community grants.

Easternwell, a subsidiary of Broadspectrum, has granted much-needed funds to groups, including Jigalong Remote Community School.

School principal Shane Wilson said the $2000 Easternwell grant helped purchase essential 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.

Easternwell executive general manager Tim Phelan said the program was specifically developed to provide much-needed support to local grassroots organisations.

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Since the launch of the grassroots initiative in 2011, Easternwell has provided more than $281,000 to 176 community groups that support activities in the areas of education, health, the indigenous community, safety, and youth.

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