Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service awarded grant aimed at “building business capacity”

Phoebe PinGeraldton Guardian
Community Services Minister Simone McGurk.
Camera IconCommunity Services Minister Simone McGurk. Credit: Daniel Wilkins/The West Australian

The Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service is one of 19 bodies awarded funding through the latest round of a State Government grant program.

GRAMS was given a share of $850,000 as part of the Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations Capability Grants Program, which aims to help businesses grow their capabilities and become more competitive in an open market.

The Murchison Regional Aboriginal Corporation also received funding as part of the program.

Community Services Minister Simone McGurk said the program would assist organisations in “charting their own course” as businesses.

“The Department of Communities and the Department of Finance have worked closely with the Aboriginal community controlled organisation sector to understand the experiences and challenges faced by Aboriginal business-people,” she said.

“By building their business capability, ACCOs will also become increasingly competitive in tendering for State Government community service programs.

“These grants will help to ensure the WA Government is providing the most effective and appropriate support possible to organisations across this diverse and important sector.”

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