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Community Chest funding for the Kimberley

For more information, contact Terry Redman (Member for Warren-Blackwood).

  • Kimberley region’s Community Chest Fund grant recipients announced
  • Community projects funded by $10 million investment over four years
  • Made possible by the Liberal National Government’s Royalties for Regions program

Regional Development Minister Terry Redman today announced the successful recipients of the Kimberley region’s Community Chest Fund, made possible by the Liberal National Government’s Royalties for Regions program.

Mr Redman said the fund provided one-off grants to community groups, local governments and not-for-profit organisations to improve and develop infrastructure and services in the region.

“The Community Chest Fund provides voluntary organisations, educational institutions and community organisations with grants of up to $50,000 to support local projects,” he said.

“Included in this round is $22,000 for the Barramundi Dreaming Festival, $10,000 to support the Kimberley Writers Festival and Children’s Book Week and $36,500 towards the Wyndham Museum roof upgrade.”

The Minister said the fund supported region-specific priorities driven by local communities to develop infrastructure, services and community projects that helped build vibrant regions with strong economies.

“These projects will help to attract investment, increase job opportunities and improve the quality of life for communities in the Kimberley region,” he said.

“Hundreds of diverse projects and organisations across regional Western Australia have significantly benefited from the Community Chest Fund in recent years.”

WA’s nine regional development commissions oversee the projects, each being allocated an equal share from which to provide the Community Chest Fund grants.

The Liberal National Government, through the Royalties for Regions program, has invested $10 million into the fund over the next four years.

Fact File

  • The Community Chest Fund is a Royalties for Regions initiative that aims to improve economic and community infrastructure, and services in regional WA
  • For more information, visit Bigger Picture - Regions


KIMBERLEY COMMUNITY CHEST FUND RECIPIENTS

Anglicare WA Inc.
Kutjungka Region Horse Program
$50,000

Bidyadanga Aboriginal Community La Grange Inc.
Bidyadanga Gubinge Commercialisation Project
$16,241

Broome Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Broome cruise ship management
$27,200

Derby District High School P&C Committee
Culturally Relevant Training Programs
$42,000

Dreamtime Project of Dance Inc.
Dreamtime Project of Dance
$13,800

Garnduwa Amboorny Wirnan
Garnduwa ICT upgrade
$42,600

Gelganyem Ltd
Barramundi Dreaming Festival
$22,000

Kununurra Agricultural Society Inc.
2016 Kununurra Agricultural Show
$10,000

Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation
Pathways to Housing and Employment
$50,000

Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation
Ngnowar Aerwah Rehabilitation Centre
$21,100

Nyikina Incorporated
Historic Holman House refurbishment
$20,000

Save the Children Australia
YES Program Leadership Expedition
$13,408

Shinju Matsuri Inc.
Shinju Matsuri
$25,000

Shire of Derby-West Kimberley
Fitzroy Play Space
$50,000

Shire of Halls Creek
Olabud Doogethu
$12,600

Shire Wyndham East Kimberley
Kimberley Writers Festival and Children’s Book Week
$10,000

Warmun Art Print Project
Warmun Art Print Project
$20,000

Wyndham Community Events
Wyndham Stars on the Bastion 2016
$15,000

Wyndham Historical Society
Wyndham Museum roof upgrade
$36,500

Yawuru Jarndu Aboriginal Corporation
Kimberley Aboriginal Women's Textile Skills and Product Development
$38,600

Yiramalay Foundation
Cultural On Country learning program
$20,000