- $393,531 invested into 15 locally driven projects in the Kimberley region
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman has today announced the successful grant recipients for the 2017 Kimberley Community Chest Fund.
The Community Chest Fund provides voluntary organisations, schools and community groups with grants of up to $50,000 to support local projects.
Mr Redman said hundreds of diverse projects and organisations across regional Western Australia had significantly benefited from the fund in recent years.
"Included in this round of funding is $50,000 to Enterprise Learning Projects to fund the Tramalla Op Shop project at Kalumburu and $25,000 to the Broome Youth and Families Hub Inc to fund the BYFH Drop in Hall Upgrade," Mr Redman said.
"Shinju Matsuri will receive $20,000 towards the 2017 Shinju Matsuri festival and $25,000 will go to Netball WA to fund the second North West NAIDOC Netball Carnival to be held at the Derby Netball Association.
"These projects will help to attract investment, increase job opportunities and improve the quality of life for communities in the Kimberley region.
"Royalties for Regions is about strengthening and growing our regions and these investments will help regional communities realise their economic potential for the benefit of all West Australians."
Royalties for Regions will invest $10 million over four years into the Community Chest Fund. WA's nine regional development commissions will oversee the projects.
- The Community Chest Fund is administered by the State's nine regional development commissions
- The State Government's Royalties for Regions has allocated $6.9 billion into more than 3,700 projects across regional WA since 2008
- Contact the Kimberley Development Commission for more information or visit http://www.kdc.wa.gov.au
- Find out more about Royalties for Regions at https://rfrmap.drd.wa.gov.au
Minister's office - 6552 6700
The Kimberley Gascoyne Community Chest Fund successful recipients:
|Recipient name||Project ||Amount|
|Broome Youth and Families Hub Inc||BYFH 'The Drop in Hall Upgrade'||$25,000|
|East Kimberley Chamber of Commerce & Industry||Kimberley Economic Forum 2017||$5,000|
|Enterprise Learning Projects||Tramalla Op Shop||$50,000|
|Ewin Early Learning Centre Inc||Facing the Future||$50,000|
|Fair Game Australia Limited||Fair Game Kimberley Project 2017-18||$10,000|
|Kimberley Language Resource Centre||Professional development and training||$16,980|
|Little Nuggets Early Learning Centre||Little Nuggets Early Learning Centre Sustainability Project||$28,305|
|Mirima Council||East Kimberley short promotional film||$49,470|
|Morrgul Pty Ltd||Morrgul Aboriginal Business Masterclass Workshop Series and Aboriginal Business Forum||$46,356|
|Netball WA||North West NAIDOC Netball Carnival||$25,000|
|Nyamba Buru Yawuru||Interpretive Masterplan and Economic Vision for Yawuru Conservation Estate||$25,000|
|Shinju Matsuri Inc||Shinju Matsuri 2017||$20,000|
|Shire Wyndham East Kimberley||Kimberley Writers Festival & Children's' Book Week||$12,420|
|Waringarri Aboriginal Arts||Kira Kiro Art Centre Kalumburu Stage 2||$20,000|
|Wyndham Community Events||Wyndham Stars on the Bastion 2017||$10,000|