The successful recipients from round one of the China Molybdenum Co Ltd (CMOC) and Northparkes Mines Community Investment Program have been announced. The program has two rounds annually, with $40,000 donated each round. Since its inception, over $760,000 has been invested in the Parkes and Forbes Shires.
Northparkes Managing Director Hubert Lehman said, “The Community Investment Program has been one of the successful programs we have used to support the sustainability of the Parkes and Forbes Shires. Despite the COVID-19 health pandemic, we want to ensure we are still able to support our local community through this investment program.”
The successful applicants for round one in the Forbes Shire were Aruma Disability Services, Bogan Gate Golf Club, Forbes District Soccer Club, Forbes Golf Association and Forbes Rugby Union Club Inc.
“Congratulations to the successful recipients and thank you to everyone who took the time to apply. It is always a very challenging task for the committee to select the successful recipients when there are so many quality applications,” said Hubert.
The Community Investment Program has an independent committee, made up of local community members of Parkes and Forbes to review the applications and allocate the available funding. This involves ensuring the applications meet the economic, social, environmental, cultural, recreational, and educational needs of the local communities.