Onslow’s hospital, sporting clubs and a local museum have received more than $80,000 in the latest round of community grants provided by the Chevron Australia Community Spirit Fund.
The Onslow Goods Shed Museum was among the nine community groups to receive funding as it was awarded a $10,000 grant to be used to purchase technology to help catalogue the history of the Onslow region.
Onslow Goods Shed Museum historian and volunteer Dawn McAullay said preserving the cultural heritage of Onslow was important as the town prepares to grow alongside resources projects in the area.
“The grant will enable us to continue to capture our priceless past for future generations who will be able to see and read about what Onslow used to be like,” she said.
Other 2013 Onslow Community Spirit Fund grants include the $6,900 awarded to the Onslow Hospital to help it purchase an instrument to conduct skin-checks and $8,000 for the Shire of Ashburton to buy barbeques for use at community events.
The Pilbara Mesquite Management Committee also received $10,000 for weed management programs, while $10,000 was provided to the Onslow Community Garden and a further $7,500 to Variety WA for its 2013 Silver Bullet Bash.
The Onslow Sports Group, Onslow Tennis Club and Onslow Rodeo Association also all received funds to upgrade their facilities.