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Kimberley Community Chest Fund

The Kimberley Community Chest Fund is for grants up to and including $50,000. Applications for the 2017 Kimberley Community Chest Fund are now closed.

The Kimberley Community Chest Fund invests in projects that assist in attracting investment, increasing jobs, and improving the quality of life to enhance economic and community infrastructure and services in the Kimberley region. Funded projects will contribute to building a vibrant region with a strong economy.

Funding is available to assist the development of infrastructure, services and community projects intended to build vibrant regions with strong economies.

We encourage all applicants to discuss their projects and applications with our Grants Officer on (08) 9194 3001 or by email at royaltiesforregions@kdc.wa.gov.au prior to submission.


The 2017-18 Kimberley Community Chest Fund round attracted 31 applications seeking $1,163,566. The following projects were successful:

2017-18 Kimberley Community Chest Fund – successful applications

Broome Youth and Families Hub Inc$25,000The Drop in Hall Upgrade
East Kimberley Chamber of Commerce & Industry$5,000Kimberley Economic Forum 2017
Enterprise Learning Projects$50,000Tramalla Op Shop
Ewin Early Learning Centre Inc$50,000Facing the Future
Fair Game Australia Limited$10,000Fair Game Kimberley Project 2017/18
Kimberley Language Resource Centre$16,980Professional Development and Training
Little Nuggets Early Learning Centre$28,305Little Nuggets Early Learning Centre Sustainability Project
Mirima Council$49,470East Kimberley Short Promotional Film
Morrgul Pty Ltd$46,356Morrgul Aboriginal Business Masterclass Workshop Series & Aboriginal Business Forum
Netball WA$25,000North West NAIDOC Netball Carnival 2017
Nyamba Buru Yawuru$25,000Interpretive Masterplan and Economic Vision for Yawuru Conservation Estate
Shinju Matsuri Inc$20,000Shinju Matsuri 2017
Shire Wyndham East Kimberley$12,420Kimberley Writers Festival & Childrens' Book Week 2017
Waringarri Aboriginal Arts$20,000Kira Kiro Art Centre Kalumburu Stage 2
Wyndham Community Events$10,000Wyndham Stars on the Bastion 2017

The 2016-17 Kimberley Community Chest Fund round attracted 38 applications seeking $5,904,619. The following projects were successful:

2016-17 Kimberley Community Chest Fund – successful applications

OrganisationAmount (Exc. GST)Project
Bidyadanga Aboriginal Community $16,241Bidyadanga Gubinge Commercialisation Project
Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation$21,100Ngnowar Aerwah Rehabilitation Centre
Anglicare WA $50,000Kutjungka Region Horse Program
Broome Chamber of Commerce & Industry$27,200Broome Cruise Ship Management
Derby District High School P&C Committee$42,000Culturally Relevant Training Programs
Dreamtime Project of Dance $13,800Dreamtime Project of Dance
Garnduwa Amboorny Wirnan$42,600Garnduwa ICT upgrade
Gelganyem Ltd$22,000Barramundi Dreaming Festival
Kununurra Agricultural Society$10,0002016 Kununurra Agricultural Show
Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation$50,000Pathways to Housing and Employment
Nyikina Incorporated$20,000Historic Holman House Refurbishment
Save The Children Australia$13,408YES Program Leadership Expedition
Shinju Matsuri Inc$25,0002016 Shinju Matsuri
Shire of Derby West Kimberley$50,000Fitzroy Play Space
Shire of Halls Creek$12,600Olabud Doogethu Youth Project
Shire Wyndham East Kimberley$10,000Kimberley Writers Festival and Childrens Book Week
Warmun Art Aboriginal Corporation$20,000Warmun Art Print Project
Wyndham Community Events$15,000Wyndham Stars on the Bastion 2016
Wyndham Historical Society$36,500Wyndham Museum Roof Upgrade
Yawuru Jarndu Aboriginal Corp$38,600Kimberley Aboriginal Women's Textile Skills and Product Development
Yiramalay Foundation$20,000Cultural On Country Learning Program

April 2015 Kimberley Community Chest Fund – Tranche 1 successful applicants

(Exc. GST)
Lake Kununurra Golf Club$20,000Lake Kununurra Golf Club Kitchen upgrade
Halls Creek Healing Taskforce Aboriginal Corp$20,000Collective Social Impact Initiative
East Kimberley Marketing Group Inc.$20,000Market Potential Analysis for Direct Flights East Coast to Kununurra
Theatre Kimberley Inc.$20,000Act Belong Commit Sandfly Circus Artist in residence program
Public Trustee$20,000Improving Will Making & Financial Administration Understanding and Access among Regional Western Australians
Gelganyem Ltd.$20,000Barramundi Dreaming Festival

June 2015 Kimberley Community Chest Fund – Tranche 2 successful applicants

(Exc. GST)
Nyamba Buru Yawuru Ltd.$18,786Yawuru Storylines
Mirima Council$19,500Miriwoong Knowledge Cycle
Netball WA Inc.$10,000NW NAIDOC Netball Carnival
Ngnowar-Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation$9,599Corporate Governance Technical Support
Broome Historical Society Inc.$15,717Locating lost WWII and other aircraft
Halls Creek Community Garden Inc.$15,000Halls Creek Community Garden
Puranyangu-Rangka Kerrem (Aboriginal Radio) Aboriginal Corporation$20,000PRK Music Studio Community Development
Shire of Halls Creek$16,532Facility infrastructure upgrades for social and economic development
Broome Youth & Families Hub$20,000BYFH Kitchen and canteen upgrade
Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley$15,000Kimberley Writers Festival
Broome Chamber of Commerce Inc.$10,000Kimberley Economic Forum
Shinju Matsuri Inc.$20,000View to Asia
Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women’s Resource Centre$19,866Designing Our Future
Shire of Broome$20,000Da Vinci Machines Exhibition – Broome
Waringarri Aboriginal Arts$20,000Kira Kiro – Kalumburu Art Centre building

Grant acquittals

Successful applicants of the Kimberley Community Chest Fund must acquit the grant in accordance with the Grant Agreement.

Use the KCCF Grant Acquittal form to prepare acquittals.

The Grants Officer can be contacted by phone on 08 9194 3000 or email at royaltiesforregions@kdc.wa.gov.au

Page last updated: Fri Oct 27 2017 1:40:07 PM

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

T: +61 8 9148 2100

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

T: +61 8 9194 3000

Derby Western Australia 6728

T: +61 8 9194 3000 (Broome)