Community groups get support from Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council grants

Various groups were in Gigdeganup for the presentation of grants recently.
Various groups were in Gigdeganup for the presentation of grants recently.

SIX deserving community groups have received more than $7600 in funding through the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council’s (EMRC) 2015/16 community grants program.

The Gidgegannup Basketball Club, Gidgegannup Scout Group, Parkerville Junior Cricket Club, Gidgegannup Netball Club, Gidgegannup Indoor Cricket Club and Gidgegannup Junior Football Club celebrated their success at a cheque presentation ceremony last Friday.

The grants will assist them to purchase new sporting equipment, upgrade facilities and send scout members on a turtle rescue, youth leadership, and environmental and sustainability development course.

Gidgegannup Basketball Club President Brad Pearce said the club valued the ongoing support of EMRC in enabling sport and community activity in the area.

“The grants program has supported us in becoming one of the most significant clubs within our district, offering sporting opportunities for both children and adults,” Mr Pearce said.

“This year alone we are able to field 25 teams in our competition with assistance, such as through EMRC’s grants program.”

EMRC’s chairman Dr Alan Pilgrim said EMRC had been a proud supporter of Red Hill and the surrounding area for many years.

EMRC’s 2016/17 community grants program will open in July 2016.

For more information, visit www.emrc. org.au.

EMRC operates the Red Hill Waste Management Facility on behalf of its six member councils.