Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Hon Bill Johnston MLA

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

    Partnerships with regional community groups announced

    6/10/2021 8:30 AM
    • Horizon Power allocates $500,000 for 2021-22 Community Partnerships Program
    • 40 community organisations benefit from funding of up to $50,000  

    The McGowan Government, through Horizon Power's Community Partnerships Program 2021-22, has awarded funding of more than $500,000 to 40 community organisations across regional Western Australia.


    A range of different applications was received from sporting associations, arts and cultural groups, women's groups and animal welfare organisations.


    Successful applicants included DV Assist; Ord Valley Events; Fair Game Australia; the Clontarf Foundation; and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Broome, Karratha and Port Hedland.


    The Shire of Carnarvon has been awarded $10,000 for an arts and cultural program in the Gascoyne, and the Nyunnga-Ku Women's Group was also awarded $10,000 to go towards a Women's Wellbeing Community Hub in Leonora.


    Several arts and culture programs and community festivals are also being supported in the Mid-West, West Kimberley and Goldfields-Esperance regions.  


    This funding builds on the $1.1 million awarded to 116 community organisations in the past financial year and continues the McGowan Government's strong legacy of partnering with regional communities.


    Assessments are based on community needs, with funding ranging from $1,000 to $50,000.


    Applications for the second round of the 2021-22 program will open in February 2022. For more information, visit http://www.horizonpower.com.au/community


    Comments attributed to Energy Minister Bill Johnston:


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


    "These great initiatives being supported by Horizon Power's Community Partnerships Program will support the sustainability of vibrant regional communities, which is fundamental to the WA Recovery Plan."


    Minister's office - 6552 6700