Regional Development Minister Terry Redman and the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission have announced the successful grant recipients of the Regional Grants Scheme 2017 funding round.
The Regional Grants Scheme is an initiative of the State Government's Royalties for Regions, supporting region-specific priorities that are driven by local communities to assist the development of infrastructure, services and community projects.
Mr Redman said the State Government had invested $30 million in the scheme from 2016-17 to 2018-19 offering grants between $50,000 and $300,000.
"This funding will help community, public and not-for-profit organisations fund smaller, community-driven projects that make a real difference in the regions," he said.
"Royalties for Regions is committed to supporting local projects that attract investment, increase job opportunities and improve the quality of life for regional West Australians; the Regional Grants Scheme enables this to happen.
"The Regional Grants Scheme is yet another example of how Royalties for Regions is helping to deliver small projects that make a big difference in the lives of regional West Australians."
This round of grants will provide a total of $1,020,858 towards six projects in the Goldfields-Esperance region including $298,870 to the Arts and Culture Goldfields Association (Artgold) for the Goldfields Esperance Arts and Culture Trail and $149,816 to the Goldfields Land and Sea Council towards the Credo Aboriginal Ranger Program.
The scheme is administered by each of the nine regional development commissions.
The Regional Grants Scheme is a Royalties for Regions fund that aims to improve economic and community infrastructure and services in regional Western Australia
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 Goldfields-Esperance Regional Grants Scheme successful recipients are:
|Recipient name||Project||Grant amount|
|South Coast Natural Resource Management Inc.||Optimising lime for agricultural sustainability in the Esperance and Ravensthorpe shires||$121,972|
|WA Recreational & Sportfishing Council||Esperance artificial reef and community monitoring program||$295,000|
|Arts and Culture Goldfields Association (Artgold)||Goldfields Esperance Arts and Culture Trail||$298,870|
|St John Ambulance WA Ltd||Bariatric Ambulance||$98,784|
|Goldfields Land and Sea Council||Credo Aboriginal Ranger Program||$149,816|
|The Federation of Western Australia Police and Community Youth Centres Inc.||Kalgoorlie PCYC gymnastics equipment upgrade||$56,416|