Regional Development Minister Terry Redman has today announced the successful grant recipients of the 2017 Great Southern 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 $44,400 to the Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management to fund trials of reintroducing native oysters to Oyster Harbour, and $50,000 to Southern Dirt to fund a technology and innovation event for agriculture," he said.
"The Denmark Arts Council will receive $50,000 to fund the 2017 and 2018 Denmark Festival of Voice and $13,753 will go towards the refurbishment of Cranbrook Golf Club.
"These projects will help to attract investment, increase job opportunities and improve the quality of life for communities in the Great Southern 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
The Great Southern Community Chest Fund successful recipients are:
|Centre of Excellence in NRM UWA||Bringing oysters back to Oyster Harbour||$44,400|
|Broomehill Recreational Complex||Replacement of Broomehill Recreational Complex Tractor||$20,000|
|Mount Barker Campdraft Club||Mt Barker Campdraft permanent arena fence||$11,500|
|Katanning Regional Business Association||Scoping Study for a Private Middle School Development in Katanning||$20,000|
|Denmark Arts Council||Denmark Festival of Voice 2017 and 2018||$50,000|
|Katanning Landcare||Katanning Eco Week 2017 and 2018||$45,700|
|Cranbrook Golf Club ||Cranbrook Golf Club refurbishment||$13,753|
|Albany Community Legal Centre||Crisis Accommodation Study||$35,950|
|South Coast NRM||South Coast Environment and Heritage Centre Feasibility Study||$30,661|
|Shire of Katanning||Hidden Treasures Bloom Festival 2017-2018||$50,000|
|Denmark Surf Life Saving Club||Denmark Surf Life Saving Club - Transformation business case development||$19,500|
|The Dyslexia Speld Foundation WA||Improving Access to Literacy Support for Families and Education in the GS||$6,500|
|Lower GS Hockey Association Inc.||Project Befuddled: What's the Score||$10,730|
|City of Albany ||XPD Expedition Race - Adventure Racing World Qualifier||$38,382|
|Greenskills Inc.||Denmark Tip Shop and Reuse Centre infrastructure improvement||$20,000|
|FORM Building a State of Creativity||Land Mark Art Workshop|
|Southern Dirt Inc. ||Southern Dirt Techspo (Data, Dirt and Droids)||$50,000|
|Southern Edge Arts Inc.||Making Mental Health Matter Through Performing Arts||$9,480|
|Albany and Denmark Hinterland Orienteering Club||Orienteering Club Trailer||$5,000|
|Shire of Cranbrook ||Shire of Cranbrook Speech Therapy||$50,000|