Gidgegannup Basketball Club and Parkerville Community Band Grant Winners of the 2022 EMRC Community Program

Published on Wednesday, 30 November 2022 at 9:15:45 AM

The Gidgegannup Basketball Club and Parkerville Community Band are the successful applicants for the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council 2022 Community Grants Program, and they received their grants at the EMRC’s Red Hill Waste Management Facility at an awards ceremony held at Red Hill on 29 November 2022.

The grant winners have used the award for the following projects:

The Parkerville Community Band provides an open and enjoyable music outlet for inexperienced and rusty players, of any age, in Parkerville and the surrounding suburbs. The grant has been used to help the community group to purchase a 7 x 4 trailer. The trailer will be fundamental in moving their equipment to performance events around the Shire and the local community. It will also be used to transport large quantities of Containers for Change from their location in Parkerville to the recycling centre. The trailer will continue to help with community clean-ups.

The Gidgegannup Basketball Club provides children and families the opportunity to participate in the game of basketball at all skill levels in a family-friendly atmosphere while instilling the values of teamwork, discipline, respect, sportsmanship, and community. The grant will be used to purchase team singlets for the senior basketball teams. Team uniforms create a sense of belonging and unity and keep players motivated. It will also encourage the Act, Belong, Commit message in the local community.  

The EMRC is an active supporter of communities neighbouring Red Hill, supporting groups with grants of up to $3,000 for projects benefiting the Gidgegannup, Hovea, Parkerville, and Stoneville communities.

EMRC CEO Marcus Geisler congratulated representatives from the successful community groups.

Marcus Geisler said, ‘The EMRC is proud of its long-standing support for communities in the vicinity of our Red Hill Waste Management Facility. These groups are all passionate, committed supporters of their local communities. It is fantastic to be able to contribute and to support these activities.'

'Seeing the appreciation and hearing the wonderful ways these grants can benefit the community is very inspiring', said Mr Geisler.

For more information on EMRC’s Community Grants Program, please visit

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