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Cunnamulla Aboriginal Corporation for Health Empowers Paroo Community with new gym equipment


Paroo residents can get pumped for new gym equipment in the Wellness Hub.


The Cunnamulla Aboriginal Corporation for Health has been awarded $25,000 (exclusive of GST) under Round 1 of the First Nations Sport and Recreation Program to purchase gym equipment for the CACH Cunnamulla Youth and Wellness Hub in Paroo.


The funding will be used to acquire safe and suitable weights and cardio equipment for the only gym facility within a 200km radius. The project aims to encourage physical activity and socialisation among the members of the community, and ensure they have access to the resources they need to maintain an active lifestyle.


The CACH Cunnamulla Youth and Wellness Hub is a popular destination for members of the community who come to exercise and engage with each other. The new gym equipment will provide real benefits to the residents of Paroo, enabling them to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. The funding provided under the First Nations Sport and Recreation Program will also help to support the employment of local community members and encourage participation in sport and recreational activities.


Round 2 of the First Nations Sport and Recreation Program is now open for applications until 26 April. Local government authorities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses and organisations, as well as not-for-profit organisations, are invited to apply for funding for projects in non-discrete communities. The funding can be used to subsidise employment, purchase equipment, encourage participation, and build capacity to deliver activities.


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