Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA

Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA

Minister for Water; Forestry; Youth

    Forest Products Commission Community Support Program opens

    7/02/2022 12:00 PM
    • Regional community organisations can access grants of up to $2,000
    • Total of $50,000 in grants on offer in 2022
    • Applications close March 7, 2022

    Forestry Minister Dave Kelly today announced that the Forest Products Commission's Community Support Program had opened applications for 2022 funding and encouraged community groups in the South-West, Goldfields-Esperance and Perth Hills to apply for grants available through the program.


    Applications are now open for grants of up to $2,000 that will increase opportunities for the public to learn about forestry, be active in forest areas and contribute to the wellbeing and sustainability of these regional communities.


    Since the program started in 2018, the program has delivered more than $134,000 to 74 community organisations - with a further $50,000 worth of grants on offer this year.


    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 sustainable plantation forestry.


    Last year, grants varying from $1,000 to $2,000 supported a range of community-based projects including tourism, education and recreation.


    The grant application process closes March 7, 2022. For details on how to apply, visit the Forest Products Commission website.


    Comments attributed to Forestry Minister Dave Kelly:


    "The McGowan Government is committed to working with local organisations to support projects and initiatives that provide lasting benefits to regional areas through this grants program.


    "Through various business activities and the support of local events, activities and organisations, it's all part of giving back to regional communities.


    "Grant applications are sought from organisations that contribute the greatest benefit to regional communities, encourage recreation in State forests or educate the community on the benefits of sustainable plantation forestry.


    "Last year, successful applications came from schools, heritage societies, men's sheds, visitor centres, sports clubs and volunteer bushfire brigades."


    Minister's office - 6552 6100