$600,000 funding for regional community groups

  • Nearly $600,000 awarded to 59 community organisations across regional WA
  • Funding builds on $1 million awarded to 86 community organisations in 2021-22
  • The McGowan Government, through Horizon Power’s Community Partnerships Program, has awarded $599,920 in funding to 59 community organisations across regional Western Australia.

    The Community Partnerships Program supports a range of important local organisations and initiatives that have long lasting benefits to remote and regional communities.

    Since the program was revitalised in 2020, it has invested over $2 million to over 200 deserving organisations, demonstrating the McGowan Government’s strong commitment to regional WA.

    Applications for the first round of the 2022/23 program were received from a broad range of community groups including sporting, arts and cultural, women’s groups and animal welfare organisations. Aboriginal Corporations, Chambers of Commerce, tourism organisations and local governments also submitted applications.

    Successful applicants include the Shire of Halls Creek for the installation of a hoist for inclusive access to the town’s aquatic centre and the Nyunngaku Women’s Group for its Women’s Wellbeing Workshop series.

    Other community groups such as the Munglinup Community Group, the Karratha District Junior Soccer Association and the Wyndham Youth Aboriginal Corporation will receive funds for equipment and facility upgrades.

    This funding builds on the $1,048,472 awarded to 86 community organisations in 2021-22.

    Applications for the second round of Horizon Power’s 2022-23 Community Partnerships Program will open in February 2023. For more information, visit: https://www.horizonpower.com.au/community

    As stated by Acting Energy Minister Tony Buti:

    “The McGowan Government is committed to making positive and meaningful contributions to regional Western Australian communities by enhancing regional growth and vibrancy.

    “The Community Partnerships Program is another great example of Horizon Power working alongside the communities it serves to deliver important community-led outcomes.”

    Full list of successful applicants:

    Name of organisationInitiative
    East Kimberley
    East Kimberley Chamber of Commerce & IndustryEast Kimberley Business Excellence Awards
    East Kimberley Job PathwaysWayfinder Hub
    Kalumburu Aboriginal CorporationReplanting Kalumburu
    Kununurra Picture GardensGarden Shed
    Lake Argyle Swim Inc.*2023 Lake Argyle Swim
    Shire of Halls CreekHoist for Inclusive Access to Aquatic Centre
    Waringarri Media Aboriginal CorporationUpgrading Vital Equipment
    Wyndham Youth Aboriginal CorporationYouth Hub Refurbishment
    West Kimberley
    Broome Chamber of Commerce & IndustryBroome Business Excellence Awards 2023
    Broome Community Resource CentreNew Premise Fit-out
    Broome Sports Association*Broome Sport Awards
    Far North Community ServicesInternational Day of People with Disability
    Kimberley Arts NetworkShed Fit-out
    Native Animal Rescue BroomeMarine Turtle Rehabilitation Facility – Turtle Lift Gantry
    Nyamba Buru YawuruFarrell Park Revitalisation
    Red Shed – Derby Women’s CollectivePermaculture Workshop to Design and Develop a Community Garden
    Shire of Derby/West KimberleyChristmas Lights Competition
    6 DBY Derby Aboriginal Media CorporationStudio Upgrade

    East Pilbara

    AWESOME Arts Australia LTDCreative Challenge – Nullagine
    Hedland Well Women’s CentreThe Pink Pilbara Breakfast
    Treloar Child Care CentreArtificial Lawn Upgrade
    West Pilbara
    City of KarrathaChristmas Light Competition 2022
    Global Roaming Pilbara FoundationSocial Engagement, Resilience and Agility Program
    Karratha & Districts Chamber of Commerce & IndustryKDCCI Business Excellence Awards 2023
    Karratha District Junior Soccer AssociationPurchasing Gazebos to provide shade.
    Karratha Enduro & Moto-x Club IncUpgrades to club facilities
    Marine Rescue DampierShed Extension
    SAFE Karratha IncNew Shelving
    St John Ambulance WA, Karratha SubcentreQCPR Mannikins
    Gascoyne Midwest
    Carnarvon Bowling Club IncEquipment Purchase
    Carnarvon Fishing Club IncCarnar-FIN Fishing Event 2023
    Exmouth Yacht Club Inc.Next Step Sailing Program & Women on Water
    Geraldton Sporting Aboriginal Corporation (GSAC)Skate Skills – Yalgoo, Mount Magnet and Meekatharra
    Mount Magnet Volunteer Fire & Rescue ServiceCel-Fi GO Mobile Boosters
    Shire of CarnarvonChristmas in Carnarvon 2022
    Shire of CarnarvonApril 2023 Rocks Carnarvon
    Shire of Exmouth 2022 Exmas Lights Competition
    Shire of YalgooYalgoo Emu Festival 2022
    Stephen Michael Foundation LtdSupporting Regional Youth in the Gascoyne and Murchison
    St John CarnarvonEquipment Purchase
    Goldfields Esperance
    AWESOME Arts Australia LTDCreative Challenge – Norseman
    Esperance Clay Target ClubEsperance Clay Target Club 61st Annual Easter Shoot
    Esperance District Recreation Association Inc*Horizon Power Sports Star of the Year
    Esperance Mother’s Day ClassicEsperance Mother’s Day Classic 2023
    Esperance Volunteer Resource Centre – Shire of EsperanceVolunteer Management Training
    Leonora Local Drug Action GroupMulya Tjitji (Good Kids) Program
    Munglinup Community GroupMunglinup Community Playground Upgrade
    Nyunngaku Women’s GroupWomen’s Wellbeing Workshop Series
    Shire of EsperanceEdge of the Bay
    Windspray ArtsUpgrading the Windspray Arts Community Profile
    Cross Regional and Major Events
    Australian Schools PlusMarble Bar Virtual Worlds Extension
    Barking Gecko Theatre Company*Powering Imaginations
    Fair Game Australia*Game On and Healthy Communities Program for Regional WA
    Shinju Matsuri Inc*Shinju Matsuri 2023
    Shire of EsperanceWinter Festival
    Shooting Stars*Shooting Stars Training and Employment Pathway
    Spare Parts Puppet Theatre*2 Year Regional and Remote Schools Touring Program
    Teach Learn Grow*Teach Learn Grow Regional Program
    Theatre Kimberley IncorporatedTheatre Kimberley’s Performing Arts Outreach Reaches Further!
    *represents multi-year partnership

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