Kleenheat and CSBP are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Kwinana and Rockingham Community Grants.
Both businesses have collectively been members of the Kwinana and Rockingham communities for over 80 years, supporting local organisations through grants and sponsorships.
This year, five local groups received a $2,000 grant to fund projects that benefit the local environment or promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education.
Check out the recipients below:
Calista Primary School – Greenhouse Revival
Kleenheat’s grant will be used to revive an existing greenhouse and establish a new chicken coop to grow food for a breakfast club, providing a nutritious start to the day for kids who may not have access to a healthy breakfast. The project will also incorporate cooking classes, and the school hopes to use fruit from the greenhouse to make jams to sell to the community.
Endeavour School – STEM Club
Kleenheat’s grant will help to establish a STEM Club, encouraging like-minded students and staff to come together to complete a project and collaborate with other networks on STEM challenges. A Year 6 Careers Day is also in the works, where CSBP and Kleenheat staff will be invited to talk about exciting career options in STEM.
Ngalla Yorga Waangkan Corporation – Polo Shirts
Ngalla Yorga Waangkan encourages women’s gathering and yarning opportunities through cultural events and activities. CSBP’s grant will be used to create polo shirts with cultural designs to help local women to connect to the land.
Rockingham City Libraries – After-School STEM Club for Girls
For the second year in a row, the CSBP grant will be used to run an after-school STEM program for local girls.
Naragebup Rockingham Regional Environment Centre – Loggerhead Turtle Rehabilitation
The CSBP Grant will be used to help rehabilitate Loggerhead Turtle hatchlings and educate the public on what to do if they see a turtle washed up on the beach. The grant will help provide food, tanks, heater and other items for the hatchlings.
Pauline Whitehead from the Naragebup Rockingham Regional Environment Centre said the Centre was extremely grateful to receive this funding, which will help with their Loggerhead Turtle rehabilitation project.
“As a not for profit run entirely by volunteers, grants like this make such a difference and enable us to continue doing the important environmental work that we do,” she said.
“We have two Loggerhead Turtles we are rehabilitating at the moment – Feisty and Jo – and they will be with us for another year at least before they are introduced back into the wild.”
Originating from the Pilbara region, the turtles were found washed up on local beaches after being swept down the coast from winter storm activity. The colder southern waters make it hard for them to survive, so Naragebup takes them in, puts them in warm seawater, feeds them with squid and prawns, and treats any infections or wounds.
“This funding will allow us to continue providing the food and electricity needed to keep these endangered turtles alive and thriving until they are big enough to be released back into their natural habitat up north.”