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Forestry to share benefits through Community Support Program

Community Support Program
28 February 2018
  • New grants scheme launched to connect community groups with Western Australia's forestry industry
  • Forest Products Commission to offer grants of up to $2,000 per organisation
  • Applications close on April 11, 2018 

Forestry Minister Dave Kelly has today unveiled a new community grants program for local organisations that are active in areas and towns connected to Western Australia's forestry industry.

The Forest Products Commission's new Community Support Program offers grants of up to $2,000 for community groups, not-for profit organisations and sporting clubs.

Preference will be given to applications that will contribute the greatest benefit to regional communities that are connected with WA's forestry industry.

A total of $20,000 has been made available for the Community Support Program.

Applications open today and close on April 11, 2018. For more information, visit http://www.fpc.wa.gov.au/community-support-program

Comments attributed to Forestry Minister Dave Kelly:

"The McGowan Government supports a strong, sustainable forest industry that provides jobs, and we balance that with our commitment to protecting and conserving our environment.

"This new initiative by the Forest Products Commission will deliver benefits to regional communities connected to our State forests and promote the industry throughout the regions.

"FPC contributes close to $100 million each year to regional communities and is an important regional employer in Western Australia."

Minister's office - 6552 6100