On a learning curve
LOCAL groups have received more than $110,000 in cash and in-kind support from Anglo American's Capcoal surface and underground operations 2011 community investment program.
Capcoal Surface general manager Aaron Puna said the community investment program was targeted towards local initiatives that would help build a sustainable community.
"We are committed to supporting our local community by donating funds for projects that contribute to local growth and reflect the priorities of local people who live in Middlemount," Mr Puna said.
"As part of our annual investment program, we have demonstrated our support for local education by donating computers to the Mackenzie River School and provided Middlemount Community School with $2300 for its music department's request for marching drums and $6000 towards a driver education program for senior students.
"We continue to support the Middlemount Youth Service with an annual donation of $25,000 that is used to cover the administrative costs, as well as providing a house for the chaplain. We are very proud of this ongoing partnership to provide this vital service to the town.
"The Middlemount Youth Support Centre offers services to up to 90 young people per week and our donation is used for administrative costs to run it."