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5 October 2017

Grants program supports Pilbara community groups

Community groups in the Pilbara region have received more than $9,000 through the latest round of community grants from Easternwell, a subsidiary of Broadspectrum.

Much needed funds are going to a variety of groups including Ashburton Little Athletics Centre, Karratha Community House, Dampier Taverners Cricket Club, Wickham Primary School P & C Association and Rose Nowers Early Learning Centre.

President of Ashburton Little Athletics Centre, Shane Scott said that the grant was used to purchase a new line marking machine.

“Ashburton Little Athletics Centre is a newly established athletics centre for children based in Tom Price. We focus on developing athletic skills in both track and field. The new line marking machine will greatly reduce the amount of time it takes to prepare our running track and throwing sectors with line marking.”

Karratha Community House was another local recipient who received a grant to purchase an
interactive smart board for their early literacy and numeracy program.

Centre Coordinator Bridget Sioneloto said, “Karratha Community House is a not for profit centre that runs weekly playgroup, early literacy programs, music, craft and dancing programs for children aged 0-5 years old and their families. The smart board will allow us to present interactive stories and counting activities.”

Further demonstrating Easternwell’s commitment to the Pilbara region, Adrian D'Cunha from Dampier Taverners Cricket Club said their grant was used to purchase a shade marquee for their players and supporters.

“We play cricket in summer in the Pilbara region so the shade marquee is essential in providing a safer environment for our players and supporters. As the last remaining community cricket club in Dampier, we are focused on fostering our club and encouraging community participation.”

Since the launch of the grass roots initiative in 2011, Easternwell has provided more than $90,000 to 52 groups in the Pilbara region.

Easternwell’s Executive General Manager, Tim Phelan, said the program was specifically developed to provide much needed support to local organisations that do so much in 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 $90,000 to 52 groups in the Pilbara region, and more than $320,000 to 201 community groups that support activities in the areas of education, health, indigenous, safety and youth.

The next round of Easternwell Community Grants opens June 2018. 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 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.broadspectrum.com | www.ferrovial.com/en