Geraldton projects, events receive share of $100,000 to give back to the community
School LEGO competitions, cyclone Seroja repairs, equipment upgrades and exciting local events were among the beneficiaries of a $100,000 community grants initiative.
Mid West Ports Authority allocated funding to 21 projects through its 2021-22 community grants program, which is now in its third year.
Grants were awarded to projects and events which made positive contributions to the Mid West and to organisations which shared the MWPA’s values.
Champion Bay Senior High School received funding for its FIRST LEGO League competition, St Mary’s School will use its cash to cover cyclone Seroja repairs, and Centacare Family Services’ grant money will support the establishment of a new father’s group.
Mid West Ports Authority acting chief executive Sandra Pigdon said it had not been easy to select the winning recipients due to the strong standard of applications.
“We received many fantastic applications from across the Mid West — it is incredibly gratifying to see some of the amazing work being done across our community,” she said.
“This year’s applicants range from community events to sporting and cultural initiatives, all benefiting different aspects of our region.
“We are incredibly proud to now have the opportunity to support these local organisations for the benefit of our community.”
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