CITIC Pacific Mining (CPM) is pleased to announce a new small grants program, aimed at helping community groups and not-for-profit organisations in the Pilbara region.

Assistance of up to $5,000 per application will be available through the new CPM Community Support Fund (CCSF) Grants Program, with two funding rounds each year.

The first round opens on 5 July 2021, with applications closing 26 August 2021. Local organisations meeting the selection criteria are encouraged to apply online.

The program extends CPM’s existing community support initiatives.

In recent years, the company has partnered with organisations such as the Clontarf Foundation’s Karratha Academy, PCYC Roebourne, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Beyond Blue and the Heart Foundation.

Deposit returns from CPM’s Containers for Change recycling initiative at its Sino Iron magnetite operation at Cape Preston will primarily fund the CCSF Grants Program.

“It’s a win for both the local environment and the communities where we operate,” CPM General Manager, Sustainability and Environment Bruce Watson said.

“We’re reducing landfill, litter and adverse impacts on native fauna and helping community-minded organisations go about important programs and initiatives.”

The program targets groups or projects primarily based in the Pilbara/City of Karratha region including Karratha, Roebourne, Wickham, Point Samson, Dampier and Cossack.

Focus areas for the CCSF are:
  • Education and training.
  • Healthy, active lifestyles.
  • Cultural learning and exchange.
  • Environmental responsibility.
  • Youth support and development.
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Background information

CITIC Pacific Mining’s Sino Iron Project is located near Cape Preston in Western Australia, 100km south of Karratha. It’s here that magnetite iron ore is mined and then processed into a high-quality concentrate that is exported from a purpose-built port. For more information, please visit