Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations

    New Community Partnership program announced for regional WA

    19/07/2020 7:00 AM
     
    • $1.1 million Community Partnership program launched for regional WA
    • The program will support community initiatives across regional WA
    • Eligible groups can apply for partnership support of up to $50,000

    The McGowan Government, through Horizon Power, is providing $1.1 million in community partnership funding to support the revitalisation of regional Western Australian communities post COVID-19.

     

    Horizon Power will increase its community partnership funding, offering up to $50,000 to individual organisations.

     

    The funding can be used to support ongoing community programs, as well as one-off initiatives or events which address one or more of the following:

    • encourages community activation;
    • is accessible to all;
    • is free or very low cost to attend;
    • supports the wellbeing and good health of the community.

    Round one applications will open today (July 19), with local information sessions being delivered across regional WA.

     

    A limited number of grants are also available for eligible organisations that can demonstrate financial hardship as a result of the pandemic, which has impacted their ability to deliver services.

     

    For more information, visit http://www.horizonpower.com.au/community 

     

    Comments attributed to Energy Minister Bill Johnston:

     

    "The McGowan Government continues to make a positive contribution to the wellbeing of regional communities.

     

    "The Community Partnership program will provide funds to support grassroots initiatives and events across regional WA.

     

    "The Community Partnership grants are another way Horizon Power is working with the communities it serves to provide meaningful support during these challenging times."

     

    Energy Minister's office - 6552 6700