Easternwell grants program supports Surat Basin community groups

Community groups in the Surat Basin region have received more than $8,000 through the latest round of community grants from Easternwell, a subsidiary of Broadspectrum.

Much needed funds are going to a variety of groups including Surat Aboriginal Corporation, RSL Roma Sub Branch, Roma Community Menshed, Injune State School P & C, Roma Pony Club and Dalby Croquet Club.

Surat Aboriginal Corporation received a community grant for 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.”

Roma Community Menshed is another local recipient who received a grant to purchase a new fridge and freezer.

Secretary of Roma Community Menshed, Michael Redden said: “The new fridge and freezer means our members can store food safely during the day and for events hosted at the shed such as Community Men’s Health Checks, Open Days, Mental Health Week and our annual Community Christmas lunch.”

Further demonstrating Easternwell’s commitment to the Surat Basin region, Dalby Croquet Club said that their grant purchased a lawn mower.

President of Dalby Croquet Club, Jocelyn Milne said: “We are grateful for our new lawn mower as it allows us to maintain the fields for our players and enhance the appearance of the surrounding recreation area including the Bowls Club, Aquatic Centre and Anzac Park.”

Since the launch of the grass roots initiative in 2011, Easternwell has provided more than $131,000 to 79 community groups in the Surat Basin 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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