Grants help Pilbara groups bring their A-game

Pilbara News

Fortescue Metals Group annual community support program grants have opened up to the Pilbara’s community organisations.

The program provides grants of up to $5,000 to support community groups, programs and initiatives within the Pilbara.

Port Hedland-based not-for-profit Fair Game received funding through to train volunteers to deliver health and wellness programs and recycled sports equipment to Pilbara children.

Fair Game chief executive Nicki Bardwell said the equipment helped reduce the risk of lifestyle-related disease, build social cohesion and improve mental wellbeing.

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A grant was also awarded to the Roebourne PCYC, which has recently started hosting weekend basketball sessions for local youth.

Roebourne PCYC general manager Samantha Cornthwaite said the sessions encouraged youth engagement.

Fortescue Port and Rail general manager Fernando Pereira said the program provided about $145,000 to over 70 groups in the past year.

Applications close on September 30.

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