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2 February 2017

Communities benefit from Easternwell grants

Community groups across the Pilbara, Surat Basin and Toowoomba regions have received approximately $40,000 through the latest round of community grants from Easternwell, a subsidiary of Broadspectrum.

Much needed funds are going to a variety of groups including Hedland Women’s Refuge, The Nintiri Centre, Jigalong Remote Community School, The Salvation Army, Western Downs Outreach Program, Chinchilla Community Kindergarten, Wallumbilla Rural Fire Brigade, YWCA Queensland, Endeavor Learning and Lifestyle Centre, Toowoomba South Little Athletics and AEIOU Foundation.

Jigalong Remote Community School Principal Shane Wilson, said that Easternwell’s grant is helping 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.”

Additionally, Ailsa Cass from Chinchilla Community Kindergarten said the funds will be put to good use within the community teaching children about the importance of road safety.

“The purchase of new puzzles and road safety signs will assist children in development of physical, cognitive and emotional skills through puzzle play and to build safety awareness through role play.”

Further demonstrating Easternwell’s commitment to the community, YWCA Queensland’s Chief Executive Officer Kate Tully said that the grant will allow us to purchase essential catering items for our REAP Project.

“The REAP program collects good, surplus food from local donors and delivers free of charge to local charity organisations for redistribution to people in need. Our REAP project also provides skills and training opportunities to women to enter the workforce more broadly contributing to our vision of empowering women to find their possible”.

Easternwell’s Executive General Manager, Tim Phelan, said the program was specifically developed to provide much needed support to local grass roots organisations who do so much within our communities.

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

“Easternwell is passionate about supporting the regions where we conduct business and our grants program is one of the ways we are creating lasting benefits for community members who count on the vital support of these organisations in their day to day lives.”

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

The next round of Easternwell Community Grants opens June 2017. Eligible groups may apply for funding of up to $2,000. For more information visit www.easternwell.com.au/communitygrants

Easternwell is a subsidiary of Broadspectrum, specialising in providing drilling, well servicing and remote mobile camp management services to the mining, oil and gas industries. The company’s depth of expertise, experience and capability enables it to deliver a full service offering to clients, including logistics and facilities management, consulting, construction, care and welfare, operations and maintenance and business support services. The group’s capability is further enhanced as part of the multinational infrastructure operator and municipal services company, Ferrovial and access to its global innovations. Find out more at: www.easternwell.com.au | www.broadspectrum.com | www.ferrovial.com/en