CBH contributes $250 000 to cyclone affected communities
The CBH Group will contribute $250,000 to support regional communities affected by Tropical Cyclone Seroja. CBH Chair Simon Stead said the cyclone had impacted many of our regional communities, with widespread damage to community and farm infrastructure, including CBH infrastructure, and the displacement of people.
CBH will provide support through a $150,000 donation to the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund Tropical Cyclone Seroja 2021 Appeal and a further $100,000 in Grass Roots Community Grants funding for cyclone recovery projects later in the year.
“We have all seen the devastation that has occurred from the cyclone, and our thoughts are with our growers, employees and community members across the Mid-West and northern Wheatbelt who have been impacted,” Mr Stead said.
“Due to the severe and widespread impact of the cyclone and expected long recovery period for communities to rebuild infrastructure, we will run a dedicated funding stream for cyclone recovery projects as part the next round of our Grass Roots Community Grants.”
Further details of the Grass Roots Community Grants funding will be provided when the round opens on 1 August 2021. Information on our grants program is available on our website. The Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund (LMDRF) was established in 1961. It was established in conjunction with the State Government to provide financial assistance to individuals for the alleviation and relief of distress, suffering and personal hardships, brought about by any disaster or emergency within Western Australia declared by the Western Australian Government or for which the LMDRF Board considers assistance is warranted.