Group’s project gains funding boost

Hard at work: Collie Heritage and Menshed Group inc. celebrated the successful grant application for the Rebuilding Yarloop Heritage Rail Wagons project. Photo: Thomas Munday.

Hard at work: Collie Heritage and Menshed Group inc. celebrated the successful grant application for the Rebuilding Yarloop Heritage Rail Wagons project. Photo: Thomas Munday.

One of Collie’s community organisations has received government funding for one of its latest projects.

The Collie Heritage and Menshed Group inc. has received $10,435 as part of a successful grant application through the 2017 South-West region’s Community Chest Fund for Royalties for Regions. 

The funds will go to the Rebuilding Yarloop Heritage Rail Wagons project. 

Group representatives accepted the funding at a official presentation at Collie-Cardiff RSL’s headquarters on Friday, January 27. 

Collie Heritage and Menshed Group inc president Lorraine Wall said programs including the Community Chest Fund greatly help groups with establishing significant projects. 

South West Development Commission acting chief executive officer Anna Oades said it would assist with important rebuilding efforts. 

“It’s heartening to see groups in other South West towns – like the Collie Heritage and Menshed Group – coming together and using their skills to help rebuild Yarloop,” she said. 

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