- South-West Regional Grants Scheme recipients announced
- $1.6 million in grants to fund nine projects in the South-West region
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman and the South West 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 $1.6 million towards nine projects in the South-West region including $300,000 to extend the Harvey Community and Sporting Facility, and $300,000 to support an aged housing expansion in Balingup.
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
- 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 Regional Grants Scheme successful recipients are:
|Recipient name||Project||Grant amount|
|Vintage Home Town For Life||Balingup Vintage Aged Housing Expansion||$300,000|
|Shire of Harvey||Harvey Community and Sporting Facility||$300,000|
|Woolkabunning Kiaka||Roelands Village All Abilities Edible Bush Foods Garden and RESPECT Program||$149,200|
Warren Blackwood Alliance of Councils
|Warren Blackwood Stock Route||$222,483|
|Shire of Manjimup||Pioneer Park and Walpole/Nornalup Visitor Centre Enhancement Plan||$68,825|
|South West Refuge||Refuge Value Add Project||$300,000|
|Breakaway Aboriginal Corporation||Breakaway Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Project||$135,471|
|South West Aboriginal Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation||SWAMS Clinic alterations and additions to incorporate mental health service||$78,046|
|Morrissey Homestead||Extension to building and enclosed parking||$50,000|