Easternwell grants program supports Pilbara community groups

Community groups in the Pilbara region have received more than $13,500 through the latest round of community grants from Easternwell, a subsidiary of Broadspectrum.

Much needed funds are going to a variety of groups including Karratha Senior High School P & C, Exmouth Men's Shed, Paraburdoo Amateur Swimming Club, Wickham Community Projects, Karratha Women's Place, Care for Hedland Environmental Association, SAFE Hedland and Fortescue National Football League.

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.”

Wickham Community Projects is another local recipient who received a grant to purchase new kitchen benches.

Administrator of Wickham Community Projects, Naomi Warth said: “The new kitchen benches improve our current catering facility to support local community members to learn about healthy meal preparation. This encourages our members to make healthy changes at home for their families.”

Further demonstrating Easternwell’s commitment to the Pilbara region, Care for Hedland Environmental Association said that their grant will purchase the design, print and installation of new environmental education and information signage.

Chairperson for Care for Hedland Environmental Association, Kelly Howlett said: “The new signage will raise awareness about the unique and valuable habitats and species that live in the area. It will help residents and visitors connect with and learn about their local environment.”

Since the launch of the grass roots initiative in 2011, Easternwell has provided more than $112,000 to 65 community groups in the Pilbara region.

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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