Harvey Aboriginal Corporation and Harvey RDA receive grants from Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal
Two community groups in Harvey will benefit from increased financial support through a charity supporting regional and rural Australia.
The Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal has announced the Harvey Aboriginal Corporation and the Riding for the Disabled Association’ Harvey operations are recipients from two grant programs providing $1.5 million in support across Australia.
The Harvey Aboriginal Corporation was one of 30 groups nationally to benefit from the first round of funding from Telstra’s Connected Communities Grant Program, a partnership between the telco and FRRR, receiving $8400.
While the Riding for the Disabled Association Harvey operations received $6300 through the Rebuilding Regional Communities — Micro stream.
Harvey Aboriginal Corporation will use its grant to purchase an interactive whiteboard, tablet and monitors to improve access to First Nations language and culture learning programs by local students.
It was one of only three groups in WA to receive funding from the program, which seeks to provide funding to build organisations’ digital capacities, along with the Broome Community Resource Centre and the Albany Volunteer and Rescue Service.
The Riding for the Disabled Association’s Harvey operations grant through the Rebuilding Regional Communities — Micro stream, will be used to support the work of the organisation and its volunteers by purchasing office and safety equipment.
The Association was one of 10 recipients for the program across the State.
FRRR place portfolio lead Jill Karena said the funding is designed to help community groups in rural Australia strive for a strong, sustainable future.
“These grants may be relatively small but they can make a mighty difference to a rural community,” she said.
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