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WA communities receive boost from Grass Roots Fund


The CBH Group is pleased to announce it has granted a total of $30,000 in funds to 30 regional community groups in Western Australia in the latest round of the Grass Roots Fund.

Going paperless in the office, encouraging kids to read books and finding health support at a local level are just some of the regional activities that have been successful in their application for funds.

General Manager Grower and External Relations, Brianna Peake, said the Grass Roots Fund was key part of CBH’s Community Investment Fund, which last year invested more than $1.4 million into regional WA.

“As a co-operative, supporting the communities in which we operate is part of our DNA – we’re here for growers and are not just focused on economic outcomes,” Ms Peake said.

“The Grass Roots Fund is a great way for CBH to help organisations in our growers’ communities, and ensure they receive the support they need to continue to inject vitality and well-being into their community.”

Successful recipients include the women of Bruce Rock who formed ‘Cultivar Committee’ that tackles issues facing local women head-on. This year’s event will focus on cancer and dig deep into how cancer affects daily life, life after cancer and the loss of a loved one. The single focus event aims to provide support by bringing women together and increasing their knowledge and skills.

Encouraging kids to read books is the aim for A Smart Start Great Southern (ASSGS), whose mission is to empower parents with skills, knowledge and support to provide an optimal learning environment for their pre-school children. Funds from CBH will be used towards buying books, so as to encourage a child’s interest in books and reading.

The Agriculture Women Wheatbelt East Group (AWWE) is seeking to bring not-for-profit Partners in Grain to Merredin to introduce the ‘paperless office’ to its members. The workshop focuses on using technology to increase the productivity and efficiency of the administration and management side of the farm business. AWWE was formed in 2012 to support the essential role women undertake in the Eastern Wheatbelt farm business through the provision of skills, professional development and networks.

The next round of the Grass Roots Fund will open in the coming weeks, with this round focused on supporting infrastructure projects in our community.

See below full list of Grass Roots Fund recipients:

  • Merredin Hockey Club - Merredin
  • Cuballing Netball Club - Narrogin
  • Northampton District Agricultural Society Inc. - Northampton
  • Kellerberrin and Districts Agricultural Society - Kellerberrin
  • Quairading Agricultural Society Inc. - Quairading
  • Jurien Bay Country Golf Club - Jurien Bay
  • Beacon CRC - Beacon
  • Perenjori Agricultural Society - Perenjori
  • Cultivators Committee Incorporated - Bruce Rock
  • Mukinbudin Planning & Development Group Inc. - Mukinbudin
  • Lions Cancer Institute - West Perth
  • Wongan Cubbyhouse Incorporated - Wongan Hills
  • The Gillamii Centre - Cranbrook
  • Esperance & Districts Agricultural Society Inc - Esperance
  • Pastoral and Agricultural Society - Kojonup
  • AWWE Group - Merredin
  • Newdegate Hockey Club - Newdegate
  • Yilgarn Motoring Enthusiasts Inc - Southern Cross
  • Hyden Golf Club Inc - Hyden
  • Nyabing Country Women’s Association - Nyabing
  • Kondinin Community Resource Centre - Kondinin
  • Hidden Treasures of the Great Southern - Broomehill / Tambellup
  • Yerecoin Tennis Club - Wongan Hills
  • Koorda Community Resource Centre - Koorda
  • Gillingarra Sport and Recreation Club Inc. - Gillingarra
  • Cranbrook WIFE - Cranbrook
  • Mingenew Christmas Tree Group - Mingenew
  • A Smart Start Great Southern - Tambellup
  • Hyden Community Resource Centre - Hyden
  • Wickepin Community Resource Centre - Wickepin