- $523,295 invested into 22 locally driven projects in the South-West region
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman has today announced the successful grant recipients for the 2017 South-West region's 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 $22,550 to St John Ambulance to fund the expansion of the Boyup Brook Sub Centre and $30,000 to the Treehouse Childcare Centre to fund the expansion of Donnybrook Afterschool and Vacation Care," he said.
"Doors Wide Open will receive $30,000 to establish a Crisis Care Centre in Bunbury and $15,000 will go to Yarloop Workshops to assist with the refurbishment and repair of historical artefacts from Yarloop Workshops Steam and Timber Museum, damaged in the 2016 bushfire.
"These projects will help to attract investment, increase job opportunities and improve the quality of life for communities in the South-West 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 South West Development Commission for more information or visit http://www.swdc.wa.gov.au
- Find out more about Royalties for Regions at https://rfrmap.drd.wa.gov.au
Minister's office - 6552 6700
The South-West Community Chest Fund successful recipients are:
|Recipient name||Project ||Amount|
|Bunbury Community Radio||Installation of Studio 2, relocation of Control Rack and Provision of Outside Broadcast Facilities||$38,019|
Jobs South West
|Bunbury Regional Community College||$49,868|
|Doors Wide Open Incorporated||Crisis Care Centre||$30,000|
|Collie-Cardiff Returned & Services League Sub Branch of Western Australia|
Collie-Cardiff Military Memorabilia Display
|Capel Primary School Parents & Citizen's Association Incorporated|
Capel Community Multi-purpose Sports Pavilion
|Collieburn Cardiff Volunteer Fire Bush Brigade|
Mobile kitchen trailer
|Origins Centre Incorporated||Water tanks for Origins Centre||$7,200|
|Treehouse Childcare Centre||Donnybrook Afterschool and Vacation Care||$30,000|
|Cookernup Community Association ||Cookernup Community Hall Kitchen Renovations||$24,786|
|Yarloop Workshops ||Refurbishment of workshops||$15,000|
|St John Ambulance Boyup Brook Sub Centre ||Ambulance fleet expansion - garage extension and ambulance equipment||$22,550|
|Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes ||Greenbushes Thomson Park Playground Shade Sail Project||$13,227|
|Manjimup Family Centre Incorporated ||The Meeting Place||$46,311|
|Northcliffe Family Centre Incorporated||Operation Facelift - Karried Away Op Shoppe||$35,736|
|Manjimup Chamber of Commerce & Industry||Manjimup Chamber Storage Facility Project||$4,200|
|St John Ambulance Manjimup Sub Centre||Beaver Road Radio Tower||$12,000|
|Shire of Nannup||FM Radio to Nannup||$28,850|
|Cowaramup Men's Shed Incorporated||Open storage shelter and fence||$30,694|
|Geographe Bay Yacht Club Incorporated ||Geographe Bay Sailing and Marine Sports Youth Training Centre||$49,927|
|Enable Southwest ||Rotary Sail into Life multi-use accessible motorised pontoon||$19,500|
|South West Working Life Association Incorporated ||Working Life Display Hub upgrade||$3,432|
|Collie Heritage and Menshed Group Incorporated||Rebuilding Yarloop Heritage Rail Wagons||$10,425|