Our Leonora community
St Barbara invests in the Leonora community via support of local community events, in-kind support, sponsorship and donations. We have developed community partnerships that aim to provide long-term benefits to the Leonora region.
Some of our partnerships in the Leonora region include support of the Shooting Stars (Leonora) and Clontarf Foundation (Kalgoorlie) programs which help Indigenous youth from local communities to continue their education and achieve their goals. Our support of the Leonora Shooting Stars has helped increase school attendance by Indigenous girls by 24% above the average school attendance in 2018, and by 19% in 2019.
In 2021 we commenced support of the Nyunnga-Ku Women’s Group and their implementation of a holistic Women’s Wellbeing Hub in Leonora. The Women’s Wellbeing Program aims to deliver essential women’s services, support and sub-programs that will lead the way in providing a positive impact and change to women and youth within the Leonora community.
We are long-term supporters of the Leonora Golden Gift; an event that began in 2006 and provides communities of the Northern Goldfields the opportunity to participate in a national athletic event. This event provides community inclusiveness, builds social networks and strengthens the connection between communities across the region.
We also support the Gold Industry Group’s $5 million partnership with Netball WA, the largest ever investment in women’s sport in the state. The proceeds benefit from grassroots through to elite levels of netball across Netball WA, West Coast Fever and Shooting Stars.
Community Investment Program
Our Community Investment Program is aimed at supporting local initiatives in and around our Leonora Operations that deliver sustainable benefits to the community.
We support a variety of community investment options, including:
- Community projects (long-term)
- Sponsorship (short-term)
- In-kind support
To access our Community Investment Program, read our Community Investment Program Guidelines then download and complete the Leonora Community Investment Application Form and return it to Leonora.Community@stbarbara.com.au.