Regional Development Minister Terry Redman has today announced the successful grant recipients of the 2017 Goldfields-Esperance 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 $50,000 to the Shire of Leonora to fund their 2017 Leonora Golden Gift event and $40,000 to the Shire of Ravensthorpe to fund the development of the Munglinup Community Playground," he said.
"Esperance Bay Historical Society will receive $8,193 to build a new website and $16,204 will go to the Eastern Goldfields Squash Racket Association to automate the squash courts at the Ray Finlayson Sports Complex enabling 24-hour public access.
"These projects will help to attract investment, increase job opportunities and improve the quality of life for communities in the Goldfields-Esperance 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
Minister's office - 6552 6700
Goldfields-Esperance Community Chest Fund successful recipients:
|Recipient name||Project ||Amount|
|The Shire of Leonora||The 2017 Leonora Golden Gift||$50,000|
|Esperance Tjaltjraak Services||Lot 307 Norseman Rd Esperance Tjaltjraak Cultural Hub||$31,970|
|Goldfields Education Mining Industry Alliance Inc.||Digital Connections Project||$29,307|
|Kalgoorlie Central Playgroup Inc.||Outdoor area renovations and Nature Play landscaping||$20,000|
|Shire of Ravensthorpe||Munglinup Community Playground||$40,000|
|CARE (Community Awareness and Regional Education Program)||$29,000|
|Esperance Local Enterprise Initiative Committee Inc. trading as Business Development Centre Esperance||Esperance Business Incubator Options Assessment and Feasibility Study||$45,880|
|Goldfields Brass Band||Goldfields Brass Band trailer||$5,000|
|Esperance Bay Historical Society Inc.||EBHS website establishment||$8,193|
|Boulder Speedway Association Inc.||Drafting and surveying of site infrastructure||$33,538|
|Coolgardie Day Celebrations Inc.||Coolgardie Day||$45,414|
|K Farmer Dutjahn||Sandalwood Conference||$30,750|
|Eastern Goldfields Squash Racket Association||Court automation for public use||$16,204|
|Hopetoun Progress Association Inc.||Bouncy pillow installation||$46,282|
|Rotary Club of Esperance Bay||The Rotary Club of Esperance Bay Community Event Facilities Project||$24,000|
|Kalgoorlie Baptist Church||Studio ASAPH||$50,000|