- Eleven not-for-profits and schools in Kimberley region receive more than $70,000 in grants
- Kimberley communities to benefit from projects that enhance facilities, programs and events across the region
- Scheme funded by sale of Rhodes grass hay produced at Water Corporation's Broome North Water Resource Recovery Facility
Eleven not-for-profit groups in the Kimberley have been awarded funding totalling more than $70,000, as part of Water Corporation's Kimberley Community Grants Scheme.
Water Minister Dave Kelly announced the grant recipients, which included community groups, not-for-profits, and a local school and library, at presentation ceremonies in Kununurra and Broome this week.
The Scheme, a partnership between Water Corporation and the Lions Club of Broome, was created to support grassroots initiatives that enhance the lives of communities across the region.
Funding is provided through the sale of Rhodes grass hay produced at Water Corporation's Broome North Water Resource Recovery Facility.
Since its inception in 2016, the Scheme has provided more than $517,000 in support to 91 not-for-profit and community groups across the Kimberley region.
For more information about the Kimberley Community Grants Scheme, visit http://www.watercorporation.com.au/kcgrants
Comments attributed to Water Minister Dave Kelly:
"Each year, we receive numerous worthy applications for grants from local schools and not-for-profits, and this year was no exception.
"This year's funding will see communities across the region benefit from a range of initiatives and projects funded by the grants to develop a number of youth-focused facilities, events and programs.
"The Scheme will also provide support to local events that bring tourism to the Kimberley region, and improved amenities for local schools, community groups and a wildlife rescue.
"Since 2016, we've provided more than $517,000 in grants to kick-start an array of grassroots initiatives that have, and will continue to, enhance the lives of communities across Kimberley."
Comments attributed to Kimberley MLA Divina D'Anna:
"It is fantastic to see so many community-based initiatives and events going forward with the support of the Water Corporation's Kimberley Community Grants Scheme.
"I am excited that so many community groups, not-for-profit organisations and other worthy recipients are sharing in these grants which contribute greatly to our region at the grassroots level.
"I look forward to visiting some of these projects and events to see firsthand how the grants are benefiting the Kimberley region."
Minister's office - 6552 6100
Round Eight Grant Recipients
|Native Animal Rescue Inc - Broome (NARB)||Purchase of an Eco Flow Toilet for Native Animal Rescue Broome's Turtle Rehabilitation Facility||$7,000|
|Apex Club of Kununurra (Inc)||Purchase of new play equipment for Kununurra's first All Abilities Play Space||$10,000|
|Broome Senior High School||Revitalisation and permanent installation of the Beyond the Common Gate exhibition sharing Aboriginal history in Broome, delivered in partnership with Nyamba Buru Yawuru||$3,976|
|Western Australian Police and Community Youth Centres Inc.||Delivery of Blue Light events for young people within Wyndham, Balgo, Halls Creek, Fitzroy Crossing and Bidyadanga to increase positive relationships between Police and communities||$10,000 |
|Kununurra Toy & Puzzle Library||Purchase of soft play equipment to encourage the development of gross motor skills, strength, and mobility for young children in Kununurra||$3,127|
|Fitzroy Valley Rodeo Club||To develop an equine therapy riding program in the Fitzroy Valley to support the developmental and emotional wellbeing needs of Aboriginal children in the community||$2,335|
|Ord Valley Events||To support the Taste of the Kimberley - 'Feastival' in Kununurra ||$10,000|
|Broome Lotteries House Inc||Installation of a waterwise reticulation system to support a waterwise native garden at Broome Lotteries House||$7,216|
|Lions Club of Broome Inc.||To purchase replacement 'Shinju Dragon Lights' for the Shinju Matsuri Festival in Broome||$4,000 |
|Broome Community Resource Centre||To assist with the relocation and fitout for the new Broome Community Resource Centre that provides support for the community ||$10,000 |
|Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Health||To provide copies of the book 'Little Bullock Ngooloog Ngooloog' to Kimberley children in communities and deliver a series of community workshops around the importance of hydration and preservation of local language. ||$3,179|