Eleven years, $14 million and 93 projects – these are the amazing statistics that are changing lives in the Gulf
Established in 2007, the MRM Community
Benefits Trust is a unique partnership between McArthur River Mine, the
Northern Territory Government and the local community. It commits $1.25 million
a year to projects that support culture and art, enterprise and job creation,
social and community development, education, health and the environment.
The money comes directly from MRM, with all
administration and management costs borne by MRM and the NT Government. That
means every cent put into the Trust goes to supporting the local community.
Over the years, projects funded have been
many and varied including everything from cultural activities to jobs programs. Jobs have been created, culture celebrated,
artists discovered, stories remembered, sports played and songs sung.