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Grant funding will support health, safety and recreation projects

Published: Tuesday, 14 January 2020 at 2:37:32 PM

The Town of Port Hedland has allocated funding to four different projects, following successful applications for the Community Collaboration Grant.

The Community Collaboration Grant, which is worth up to $10,000, is unique in that it requires organisations to work together to deliver positive outcomes for Hedland. 

One group of successful recipients will use $6,500 of grant money to hold a two-day Community Cup Football Carnival at Yandeyarra this winter, while another group will use $10,000 grant funding to support the annual Hedland’s Got Talent show in April.

One group of collaborators will provide water safety education and swimming lessons for at risk groups using $10, 000 in grant money, while a partnership between Asthma Foundation of WA and Cystic Fibrosis WA received around $10,000 to facilitate a respiratory health outreach program.   

Hon. Commissioner Fred Riebeling congratulated the successful recipients and said he looked forward to the positive impact the projects would have on the community in 2020.

“The criteria was pretty strict in that it required two or more groups to be collaborating on a project to be successful, therefore I’m heartened so many different and diverse groups applied.

“Community groups and not-for-profits contribute a huge amount to the Hedland community, so it’s great The Town of Port Hedland can support their initiatives in 2020.

“For organisations that missed out on this round of funding, there are other grants for community activation which are open to applications year-round and can be used to cover a variety of costs, such as equipment, venue hire, communication costs, travel costs and more.”

For more information on grant funding, including dates and eligibility please visit the Town of Port Hedland Smartygrants Portal.

For more information on the Community Collaboration Grants recipients, click here.

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