- More than $400,000 awarded to 55 regional WA community organisations
- Horizon Power's Community Partnerships Program awards more than $3 million to over 250 regional initiatives since 2020
- Support for organisations impacted by Kimberley floods
The McGowan Government, through Horizon Power's Community Partnerships Program, is proud to award funding of $425,618 to 55 community organisations across regional and remote Western Australia.
The Community Partnership's Round 6 funding builds on almost $600,000 awarded to 59 community organisations in September 2022 and extends the McGowan Government's strong legacy of partnering with regional communities.
Horizon Power's Community Partnerships Program is focused on supporting sustainable and vibrant communities in the regional energy provider's service areas - the Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne/Mid-West and Goldfields-Esperance.
Funding will benefit a range of community organisations and events across regional and remote WA. This includes sporting associations, arts and cultural groups, women's groups, animal welfare organisations, Aboriginal corporations, community resource centres and local governments.
Horizon Power is proud to be partnering with organisations in the West Kimberley which are delivering initiatives supporting communities impacted by the devastating floods.
The West Kimberley partnerships, valued at $70,000, will support two initiatives from the Fitzroy Valley Rodeo Club - the Recreational Equine Assisted Learning and Therapy program and urgent repairs to flood damaged infrastructure, to help enable the 2023 Fitzroy Crossing Annual Campdraft and Rodeo event.
Twenty-five per cent of new partnerships in Round 6 have been signed with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander registered organisations. This includes the refurbishment of the Middle Beach amenities at Ardyaloon (One Arm Point), in the West Kimberley, which is a culturally important location for community members.
Round 6 partnerships continue to reach communities into Horizon Power's more remote service areas. This includes funding for the Leonora Local Drug Action Group, which is engaging the most vulnerable youth in the local and neighbouring communities, through its Connect and Grow Basketball Project. The program will be delivered across particular towns in the Goldfields and Mid-West.
Funding will also support the reinvigoration of the Marble Bar Community Resource Centre, so they can host community events and attract visitors to support the economic development of the Pilbara town.
Horizon Power's partnerships also help local governments deliver accessible community-led events and initiatives, such as the Shire of Meekatharra's 2023 Meeka Outback Festival in the Mid-West. A multi-year partnership with the Broome Aboriginal Media Association's program will culminate in the Kimberley, Pilbara and Goldfields Girl showcase events over the next three years. Other partnerships include furnishings for Onslow Men's Shed's new facilities and the creation of a vibrant kids' space for families at the Gascoyne Growers markets.
The Community Partnerships Program provides funding of up to $50,000 to successful organisations and events. Key evaluation criteria ensure successful applications are strategically aligned, deliver benefits in the Horizon Power service area, demonstrate clear community outcomes, and have a positive impact on a large portion of the community.
Applications for Horizon Power's 2023/24 Community Partnerships Program will open in early August 2023. For more information, visit www.horizonpower.com.au/community
Comments attributed to Energy Minister Bill Johnston:
"Horizon Power's Community Partnerships Program plays a significant role in fostering vibrant communities in regional and remote Western Australia. This program recognises the changing needs of communities, and we are proud to be able to support organisations which are delivering benefits to these regions, including those impacted by the devastating floods.
"As WA's regional energy provider, Horizon Power values the relationships it has with passionate community members and organisations who are developing grassroot programs which are making a real difference in the regions. This program helps enable these initiatives to deliver positive outcomes and empower our communities."
Minister's office - 6552 6700
Full list of successful applicants
|Cross-regional and events|
|Anglicare WA||Safety Through Technology: headspace Security Systems|
|Broome Aboriginal Media Association||Young Indigenous Women's Pathways Program (YIWPP) - Kimberley, Pilbara and Goldfields Girl|
|Kidsafe WA||Community Safety Education Program|
|Leonora Local Drug Action Group||Connect and Grow Basketball Project|
|North Pilbara Football League||Community Umpire Headsets|
|Royal Life Saving Society Western Australia Incorporated||Junior Spirit Carnivals|
|Australian Schools Plus||First Lego League STEM Robotics – HCDHS|
|East Kimberley Chamber of Commerce and Industry||Events and promotional equipment|
|Kimberley Language Resource Centre||Kimberley Aboriginal Language Garden|
|Kununurra Neighbourhood House Inc (KNH)||Enhancing emergency food relief capacity at KNH|
|Shire of Halls Creek||Halls Creek Aboriginal Women's Group (AWG)|
|Warmun Local Drug Action Group||Women of Warmun - Taking Action Creating Change (WOWTACC)|
|Apex Club of Kununurra||APEX Kununurra Barra Bash|
|Care for Hedland Environmental Association||"Everyone can compost" - Compost bin giveaway|
|Marble Bar Community Resource Centre||Stage 1 Revival of Marble Bar - events in the community|
|Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce||Port Hedland Business Excellence Awards|
|Rose Nowers Early Learning Centre||Fostering Imagination, our Dream Playground|
|Youth Involvement Council||Hedland Youth Voice|
|Town of Port Hedland||Annual program of community events|
|Exmouth Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Inc.||Community engagement marquee|
|Gascoyne Growers Market Inc||Gascoyne Growers Market - kids' space|
|Kennedy Range Campdraft Association||2023 Kennedy Range Campdraft|
|Shark Bay Bowling Sport and Recreation Club||Upgrade of kitchen facilities|
|Shire of Cue||Youth Program and NAIDOC Week event|
|Shire of Meekatharra||Meekatharra Outback Festival|
|Shire of Sandstone||Shire of Sandstone recreation facility|
|Shire of Shark Bay||2023 Beats in the Bay Festival|
|Shire of Upper Gascoyne||Gascoyne Junction Community Gymnasium for Health and Wellness|
|Cascade Parents and Citizens Association ||"Fort"-ifying Farming Families|
|Cycling Development Foundation||Laverton Cycling Project|
|Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Inc)||'ECCI 2023 Celebration Evening' Business Awards|
|Esperance Community Arts||Taste of the World: A celebration of multiculturalism in Esperance |
|Hopetoun Bowling Club||Hopetoun Ladies Classic|
|Hopetoun Community Resource Centre Inc.||Fitz Kids Cook!|
|Hopetoun Senior Citizens and Associates Inc||Upgrade of kitchen at Mary Ann Haven (Hopetoun Senior Citizens Centre)|
|Norseman District High School P&C||Norseman Art and Garden Show|
|The Cannery Arts Centre Inc||For Our Elders' exhibition|
|Ardyaloon Incorporated||Middle Beach amenities refurbishment|
|Bidyadanga Aboriginal Community La Grange Inc.||Community Centre upgrade - Stage 1|
|Boab Festival at Derby Inc.||Horizon Power Float Parade and Horizon Power Get Ya Bounce On supported by Lotterywest|
|Broome Chamber of Commerce & Industry||Broome Business Excellence Awards 2023|
|Broome Men's Shed Inc.||Broome Men's Shed (BMS) community trailer|
|Broome Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service||Re-purposing of 1961 Bedford fire truck|
|Derby Media Aboriginal Corporation||Studio upgrade|
|Djarindjin Aboriginal Corporation||Upgrade to new basketball court |
|Fitzroy Valley Rodeo Club||Recreational equine assisted learning and therapy|
|Fitzroy Valley Rodeo Club||Fitzroy Crossing Annual Campdraft and Rodeo|
|Mowanjum Aboriginal Corporation||Conference/training room technology upgrade|
|Karratha Family Centre||KFC outdoor play space rejuvenation project|
|Ngarliyarndu Bindirri Aboriginal Corporation||Installation of security measures at the NBAC hub to reduce theft and vandalism|
|Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation Ltd||Ieramugadu Ngarda-ngarli Employment and Training|
|Onslow Men's Shed||Furnishing the new Shed|
|Onslow Sports Club Inc.||Kitchen upgrade - commercial dishwasher|
|Shire of Ashburton||Passion of the Pilbara community festival|