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An after-hours school program for indigenous students, funding to promote arts and culture and a barramundi tagging program were among many initiatives supported through the Browse LNG Development’s Social Investment program this year.

Woodside vice president Kimberley Niegel Grazia said Woodside and other joint venture participants were proud to have invested more than $900,000 into 30 community groups and organisations through direct funding, sponsorships and partnerships.

One of these was the Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation’s Follow The Dream/Partnerships For Success program, supporting indigenous students in completing secondary education.

Since the program was introduced to two Broome schools last year, more than 130 students have been involved. All students involved last year graduated Year 12.

Meanwhile, through the development’s Community Grants Program, a number of projects have received one-off payments of up to $5000.