Sun protection for primary school children during nature play and equipment for indigenous cultural events are the feature projects for Round 2 of CITIC Pacific Mining’s Community Support Fund (CCSF) for 2023.
Millars Well Primary School P&C is installing a nature play space and will use their $5,000 CCSF grant to purchase a shade structure. The space is designed to support imaginative and creative play, development of social skills and cognition. Physical development is encouraged with climbing frames, walls, and cargo nets.
The Wirrawandi Aboriginal Corporation is planning several annual events led by family groups that aim to strengthen community bonds, celebrate identity and kinship while raising awareness of Wirrawandi culture. Their $5,000 grant will go towards essential staging items such as chairs, tables, cooler boxes, water cannisters, picnic matts, bins, marquees, and event signage.
Today’s Round 2, 2023 recipients join 12 other Pilbara based projects that have benefited from the CCSF since its inception in 2021. The CCSF has two application rounds each year and is made possible by CPM’s Containers for Change recycling initiative which sees the funds raised from drink container recycling at the Sino Iron Cape Preston operations reinvested into community projects.
Focus areas for grant funding are:
  • Education and training
  • Healthy, active lifestyles
  • Cultural learning and exchange
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Youth support and development.
Previous CCSF recipients have included Pilbara Wildlife Carers Association, Nickol Hawks Cricket Club, Northwest Multicultural Association, Karratha Kats Netball Club and Pilbara Trailblazers.
To learn more about the CPM Community Support Fund’s Grants Program, go to