Our MRM Community Benefits Trust was established in 2007 for the life of the mine as the main vehicle for us to contribute to the social and economic development of our region.
The Trust operates as a partnership between MRM, the Northern Territory Government and the local community.
It funds initiatives in the areas of enterprise and job creation, environment, arts, culture, health, education, social and community development.
Since its establishment in 2007, the Community Benefits Trust has invested more than $10 million into around 60 programs to support social-economic development in the Gulf region. In addition to funds invested through the Trust, MRM has committed a further $6 million to the community over that time including $3.5 million for a multi-purpose community centre in Borroloola, sponsorships and donations and fund-raising activities.
Community involvement is important to the success of the Trust and engagement with community on the structure, focus and priorities is regularly conducted.
A process of submitting proposals, assessing them against criteria and then managing the implementation of grants is defined within the Formal Agreement and ensures transparent and consultative management of the funds.