Royalties for Regions

Royalties for Regions is a Western Australian Government initiative that re-invests 25% (or up to $1 billion per annum) of the royalties collected from mining and resource operations into regional and remote communities in Western Australia.

Royalties for Regions focuses on delivering benefits to regional WA through six objectives:

  • Building capacity in regional communities;
  • Retaining benefits in regional communities;
  • Improving services to regional communities;
  • Attaining sustainability;
  • Expanding opportunity; and
  • Growing prosperity.

The two Royalties for Regions initiatives facilitated by the Kimberley Development Commission are the:

  • Kimberley Regional Grants Scheme –  applications have now closed. The maximum grant size of $300,000 has been retained.
  • Kimberley Community Chest Fund – applications have now closed.  The maximum grant size of $50,000 has been retained.

Please contact the Kimberley Development Commission Grants Officer on 9194 3001 for further information.

Other available funding

There are numerous funding opportunities available via other organisations.  These may be accessed directly from the providing organisations’ websites.  Links to some of these programs are provided below.

Regional Development Australia – Grant Funding

The Export Competitiveness Grants (ECG) program is now open for applications.
The program is a component of the Agricultural Sciences R&D Fund project and is aimed at generating improvements in agricultural productivity and competitiveness required for long-term profitability, sustainability and economic growth of the Western Australian agrifood sector.
Individual grants between $50,000 – $250,000 are available, successful grant holders will need to make a matching cash contribution and projects must be completed by 31 March 2020.
Applications close 5pm (WST) Friday 20 April, 2018.
For further details click here



Page last updated: Tue Apr 10 2018 4:18:09 PM

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7 Ebony Street (PO Box 620)
Kununurra Western Australia 6743

T: +61 8 9148 2100
F: +61 8 9168 1473

Upstairs: Cnr Napier & Dampier Terrace (PO Box 172)
Broome, Western Australia 6725

T: +61 8 9194 3000
F: +61 8 9193 6142

Derby Western Australia 6728

T: +61 8 9194 3000 (Broome)