Northparkes announces successful Community Investment Program applicants

CMOC-Northparkes Mines (Northparkes) has announced the latest recipients of its Community Investment Program. Northparkes runs its Community Investment Program twice a year, with $40,000 each round.

In this round of funding, 18 initiatives from across Parkes, Forbes, Peak Hill, Tullamore, Trundle and Tottenham received support. Northparkes Managing Director Jim Fowler said, “It’s great to see such a diverse range of community groups applying. Given this, we were able to assist a variety of initiatives focused on supporting health, recreation, sport, music and aged care.”

“Northparkes is proud to support the community in which we live and work. This program is a great way for us to be able to lend a hand to initiatives that are important to our community. We hope to see a continued strong number of applicants to this program and look forward to hearing about the various successes and outcomes.”

The successful applicants were as follows:
AUSIMM Student Chapter
Parkes Chamber of Commerce
Can Assist Charity Golf Day
Parkes Shire Food Service
Central West Lachlan Landcare
Parkes/Forbes Cake Decorators Guild
Combined Crafts Group
Peak Hill PA & H Association
Forbes Eisteddfod
Peak Hill Swimming Club
Forbes Town and District Band
Peak Hill Tennis Club
Kalari-Lachlan River Arts Festival
Trundle P & A Society
Little Wiradjuri Dance Group
Tullamore PA & H Association
Paint Parkes REaD
Wiradjuri Council of Elders

Late last year, Northparkes employees banded together to create a cookbook to raise funds for the Parkes and Forbes communities affected by weather events in 2016. A total of $5,100 was raised and donated to Adavale Lane Community Hall and the Forbes Wiradjuri Dreaming Centre.

The next Northparkes Community Investment Program funding round closes on 30 October 2017. To apply, please visit www.northparkes.com. For more information, please contact Ali Creith on 02 6861 3621.

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Media enquiries:
Ali Creith
Northparkes Mines Advisor Community and External Relations
02 6861 3621
ali.creith@northparkes.com