CBH Group is in the midst of a statewide tour to drive the future direction of its Community Investment Fund after bankrolling $14 million in projects and partnerships during the past decade. WA grain growers are being urged to have their say on the future of the farmer-funded investment program through a series of community sessions in regional and metropolitan areas throughout March. Sessions have already been held in Esperance on March 7, Newdegate on March 8, Katanning on March 9, Dalwallinu on March 13, and Dongara on March 14. The next sessions will be held at the Merredin Club on March 17 and the CBH Group office in Perth on March 27. Since it was established in 2013, the fund has invested more than $14 million in projects and partnerships contributing to the development, vibrancy and sustainability of WA’s grain growing regions. Growers and other community members can complete an online survey or attend one of several workshops being held in Perth and across regional WA throughout March. CBH chair Simon Stead said the grain handler had a “proud history” of supporting regional communities and was dedicated to ensuring the fund reflected the needs and priorities of WA’s grain growing regions. “We want to ensure the Community Investment Fund continues to support WA’s grain growing communities in a sustainable and impactful way for the next decade and beyond,” he said. “We encourage growers and community members to have their say in the future direction of the fund and to complete the online survey and attend one of the workshops. “Our goal is to ensure the fund reflects the aspirations, priorities and needs of WA’s grain growing communities and we want growers and community members to help define how the CBH Community Investment Fund can support this.” Current partnerships under the fund include the Royal Flying Doctor Service of WA, Ronald McDonald House, WA Country Football, Hockey WA, Tennis West, the Royal Agricultural Society and Musica Viva. The fund also supports 11 grower groups, including Facey Group, Mingenew-Irwin Group, South East Premium Wheat Growers’ Association and Corrigin Farm Improvement Group. Visit cbh.com.au/CIFhaveyoursay to complete the survey or register for a workshop by 5pm Sunday, March 5.