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Easternwell grants program supports Roxby Downs community groups

Community groups in the Roxby Downs region have received more than $7,900 through the latest round of community grants from Easternwell, a subsidiary of Broadspectrum.

Much needed funds are going to a variety of groups including Desert Dirt Kart Club, Far North Football League and Roxby Downs Community Board - Education and Environment Forums.

President of Desert Dirt Kart Club, Heath Mynhart said their grant will 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.”

Far North Football League is another local recipient who received a grant to purchase a 20m x 10m net for their goal.

Secretary of Far North Football League, Bev Zeptner said: “The new net will assist the flow of football games and reduce delays in retrieving the ball during games. Our players are grateful they can continue their game without delays in retrieving the ball.”

Further demonstrating Easternwell’s commitment to the Roxby Downs region, Roxby Downs Environment Forum said their grant purchased Joey kits, four snake handling/catching kits and five first aid kits.

Public Officer and Treasurer of Roxby Downs Environment Forum Michelle Hales said: “The equipment will be used by the Roxby Downs Wildlife Hotline, a local volunteer service that rescues, removes and rehomes wildlife within the community. Our trained wildlife carers keep the community safe by looking after injured or distressed wildlife and removing snakes from residential backyards.”

Since the launch of the grass roots initiative in 2011, Easternwell has provided more than $18,000 to 10 community groups in Roxby Downs.

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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