School wins environmental funding


NRMA Insurance has announced Evans River School as the recipient of a 2011 Community Grant, providing the local school with funding to the value of $4000 assist with environmental sustainability initiatives.

The grant will allow Evans River School to expand its K-6 recycling project to their high school. The grant will mean additional class facilities can be provided to enhance the school’s waste reduction and recycling program.

NRMA Insurance Community and sustainability Manager Megan Lupton said the Community Grants program assists local community groups in building safer communities.

“Each year we encourage community organisations that fit the criteria to apply and it’s fantastic to be able to assist Evans River School in making a difference in their community.

“The Community Grants program provides NRMA Insurance with an opportunity to work closely with communities to address local issues and we’re proud to support organisations that work to make their community safer and more resilient,” said Ms Lupton.

NRMA Insurance said it had given about $340,000 in community grants to 85 groups across NSW, the ACT, the Northern Territory and Tasmania so far this year.

Since the program’s began in 2003, it had handed out more than 4.6 million to 1200 recipients around the country.

The community grants program supported local organisations working to make our communities safer.

Community organisations could apply to receive up to $5000 in funding for projects working in the areas of road safety, crime prevention, emergency readiness and response or environmental initiatives.

Go to the Ballina NRMA office or by visit NRMA for more information about the community grants program.

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