Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Corrective Services; Industrial Relations

    Funding awarded for regional community partnerships

    13/10/2020 8:00 AM
    • Funding awarded to support vibrant communities and thriving regions across WA
    • Horizon Power allocates $699,500 through its Community Partnerships Program
    • 73 community initiatives to benefit from funding of up to $50,000 

    The State Government, through Horizon Power's Community Partnerships Program, has awarded funding to 73 community programs and initiatives throughout regional Western Australia.


    The program is an investment in vibrant communities and thriving regions, focused on delivering positive outcomes through the arts, sport, health and education. 


    An investment of $1.1 million was allocated in July 2020 and $699,500 was awarded in this first round of funding, with up to $50,000 available to each community program. 


    Successful applicants include Glass Jar Australia and the Clontarf Foundation where funding will support the empowerment of regional Aboriginal peoples through employment pathways and positive education outcomes.


    In the Kimberley, Pilbara and Mid-West, Fair Game Australia will receive funding to support community health programs, while in the Gascoyne and Goldfields, funding allocated to the Stephen Michael Foundation will support a sustainable sports program to engage local young people.


    Round 2 applications will open in February 2021. For more information, visit http://www.horizonpower.com.au/community  


    Comments attributed to Energy Minister Bill Johnston:


    "The State Government is committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of regional Western Australian communities.


    "Supporting Aboriginal peoples' employment pathways and education outcomes is a key priority for the McGowan Labor Government.


    "The Community Partnerships Program is another great example of Horizon Power working alongside the communities it serves, while also helping to support the development of prosperous regional economies."


    Minister's office - 6552 6700