The State Government, through Horizon Power’s Community Partnerships Program 2020-21, has awarded funding to a further 48 community organisations to support arts, sport, health and education initiatives throughout regional Western Australia.
Successful applicants include the Kununurra Community Kitchen Garden, Pilbara Community Legal Service and Broome Bird Observatory.
A number of shire festivals are also being supported in the Gascoyne/Midwest, West Kimberley and Goldfields/Esperance regions.
Other successful applicants include the Ngaarda Media Aboriginal Corporation for a field broadcast vehicle and the East Kimberley Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the Kimberley Economic forum.
In October 2020, $699,500 was awarded in the first funding round and $354,412 was awarded in this second round of funding.
Next year’s Community Partnership Program 2021-22 will open for applications in July 2021. For more information, visit https://www.horizonpower.com.au/community
As stated by Energy Minister Bill Johnston:
“The McGowan Government is committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of regional Western Australian communities.
“The 119 programs and initiatives supported by the Community Partnerships Program 2020-21 is another great example of Horizon Power working alongside the communities it serves, while also helping to support the development of prosperous regional economies.”
As stated by Kimberley MLA Divina D’Anna:
“Congratulations to all the recipients of the second round of the Community Partnerships Program who are contributing towards making the Kimberley a rich and colourful place to live.
“The $63,500 in funding for the Kimberley region will go towards a range of festivities this year including the Shire of Broome’s Chinatown Discovery Festival, the Boab Festival and the Shinju Matsuri Festival.”