Northparkes grants provide $40,000 to local community initiatives


1 December 2016

Northparkes grants provide $40,000 to local community initiatives

CMOC-Northparkes Mines (Northparkes) has announced the latest recipients of its Community Investment Program. Northparkes has two Community Investment Program rounds each year with $40,000 awarded to successful applicants each round.

In this round of funding, 19 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.

Mr Wyllie also said he was pleased to see so many applications for funding. “We received a record number of funding applications 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 as follows:

  • 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
  • Georges Anglican Women of Australia
  • Tottenham Late Notes
  • Trundle Central School
  • Western Plains Regional Development

The next Northparkes Community Investment Program funding round closes on 30 April 2017. Application forms are available on the Northparkes website.

Sporting initiatives in the Parkes Shire are invited to apply for the Northparkes Sports Grants, administered by the Parkes Sports Council. This program delivers $30,000 in funding annually. More information can be found on the Parkes Shire Council website – applications close 31 January 2017.


Media enquiries:

Elysha Loiterton

Northparkes Mines Advisor Community and External Relations

02 6861 3621

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