A total of 19 initiatives in the region’s two shires have received grants from Northparkes Mines (NPM) in the latest round of the company’s Community Investment Program. The mine’s program has two rounds each year with $40,000 awarded to successful applicants each round. In the latest round of funding initiatives from Parkes, Forbes,
Peak Hill, Tullamore and Tottenham received grants. Funding was evenly split between the Parkes and Forbes Shires. Northparkes People, Safety and Environment Manager Angus Wyllie said: “We are pleased to be able to support such a wide range of programs in this round of funding.
“By funding initiatives which support aged care, disability services, recreation, sport, health, music and more, we know the Community Investment Program will benefit many people in our region,” he said. He said it was good to see so many applications for funding. “We received a record number in this round, which means there are plenty of wonderful community initiatives in the Central West.
“I congratulate the successful applicants and thank everyone who took the time to apply for the program. It was very challenging for our committee to select funding recipients from so many high-quality initiatives.” The successful applicants were: Calarie Recreation Reserve Trust, CanAssist (Peak Hill), Condobolin RSL Pipe Band, Currajong
Disability Services, Forbes and District Meals On Wheels, Forbes and District Soccer Club, Forbes Business Chamber, Forbes High School, Forbes Public School Special Education Unit, Havannah House, NSW SES Parkes Unit, Paint Parkes REaD, Parkes Early Childhood Centre, Quota International of Parkes, Rotary Club of Parkes,
St. Georges Anglican Women of Australia, Tottenham Late Notes and Trundle Central School.