Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA

Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA

Minister for Water; Forestry; Youth

    Forest Products Commission Community Support Program returns for another year

    1/04/2021 10:00 AM
    • Forest Products Commission Community Support Program now open
    • A total of $40,000 in grants available for community organisations in the South-West
    • Applications close on April 28, 2021

    Forestry Minister Dave Kelly today announced that the Forest Products Commission's Community Support Program had opened applications for 2021 funding.


    The program has delivered $90,000 in grants to 55 community organisations since starting in 2018. This year, grants of up to $2,000 from a total of $40,000, are on offer to community groups across the South-West.


    In 2020, the program provided grants to a range of groups, including volunteer fire brigades, Aboriginal communities, regional community events, and children's sporting clubs.


    Applications are invited from organisations and groups that contribute to regional communities, encourage recreation in State forests or educate the community about the benefits of forestry and the timber industry.


    Applications open today (April 1) and close on April 28, 2021.


    For more information, visit https://www.wa.gov.au/service/community-services/community-support/community-support-program-forest-products-commission


    Comments attributed to Forestry Minister Dave Kelly:


    "The McGowan Government is committed to supporting our regional communities and a sustainable forestry industry.


    "Last year the program provided grants to a range of culturally diverse projects, including one to an Aboriginal corporation for a training program in plant cultivation.


    "These grants aim to highlight the important role the forestry industry plays in supporting our regional communities economically, but also in contributing to their vibrancy and making them great places to live."


    Minister's office - 6552 6100