Easternwell grants program supports local communities

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

Much needed funds are going to Paraburdoo Amateur Swimming Club, Wickham Community Projects, Care for Hedland Environmental Association, Roxby Downs Environment Forum, Far North Football League, Desert Dirt Kart Club, Surat Aboriginal Corporation, Roma Community Menshed, Dalby Croquet Club, Goombungee State School Parents & Citizens Association, Quota International of Toowoomba and Back Plains State School P & C Association.

Head Coach of the Paraburdoo Amateur Swimming Club, Bethwyn Boatwright is delighted with the arrival of three mobile whiteboards and 80 swim kickboards for the club, which were purchased with the grant received from Easternwell.

“The whiteboards and kickboards will assist with swim squad trainings, school swim carnivals, coaching clinics and learn to swim programs. Our volunteer swim teachers and coaches look forward to using these new teaching aids to improve the skills and abilities of children at the club.”

Additionally, Heath Mynhart from Desert Dirt Kart Club is another local recipient who received a grant to help pay for an upgrade to their track lighting.

“The additional lighting will allow our club to run night race meets which will attract more spectators and members to the club.”

Further demonstrating Easternwell’s commitment to the community, Chloe Cleven from Surat Aboriginal Corporation said their grant purchased supplies and ingredients for their Breakfast Club Programs.

“The grant will help us purchase supplies and ingredients for our Breakfast Club Programs. The Club supports 1,300 Indigenous primary and secondary students start their day at school with a healthy breakfast.”

Since the launch of the grass roots initiative in 2011, Easternwell has provided more than $400,000 to 248 community groups that support activities in the areas of education, health, Indigenous, safety and youth.

Broadspectrum’s Chief Executive Resources, Tim Phelan, said the program was 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.”

“We are focused on building the regional strength of our communities 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.”

The next round of Easternwell Community Grants opens June 2020. 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, providing innovative solutions across the social, defence, property, infrastructure, resources and industrial sectors.

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