Co-operative Bulk Handling has announced the successful recipients of the first round of the 2003 CBH Growing Better Together sponsorship program.
Nine rural organisations were successful in attracting funding for community projects.
Central AgCare, operating in the central wheatbelt, for its rural financial counselling services.
Family Farming for the Future Committee, for a conference in Esperance in September, to foster leadership in the community.
Narrogin Agricultural College, for its Youth and Community Education project.
Community Builders, for the North Coast Cluster 2004 in Geraldton, a program to foster community leadership.
The Liebe Group, for its Womenís Field Day in Buntine later this year.
Country Womenís Association of WA, for its Annual Conference in July.
Learning Centre Link, for its Regional Wheatbelt/Midwest Conference in August to develop leadership skills and facilitate the sharing of knowledge in wheatbelt communities.
Morawa Farm Improvement Group, for its Spring Field Day in September.
Wyalkatchem CBH Agricultural Museum, to improve the presentation of exhibits.
CBH Chairman Allan Watson said the projects were selected on their ability to provide substantial benefits to Western Australian grain growers and their communities, specifically in areas where CBH operates.
ìOne of our goals as a Western Australian grower-controlled group is to put money into communities to help them grow, recognising the support they have in turn, given to their Company,î Mr Watson said.
ìEarlier this year we celebrated the Power of Partnership between CBH and the Grain Pool, grain growers, their communities and customers. Corporate support for community initiatives is another way of demonstrating that power through partnerships.î
Mr Watson said he looked forward to being able to announce further support following round two of the 2003 CBH Growing Better Together sponsorship program, which will be advertised in July 2003.