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Kimberley Community Action Fund

The Kimberley Community Action Fund (KCAF) program is a WA Government $2 million (over two years) grant program supporting local solutions to reduce crime in the Kimberley Region.

Delivered by the Kimberley Development Commission, up to $100,000 is available for individual projects that:

  • reduce crime;
  • improve community safety and security;
  • provide engaging activities and places for young people at risk of offending; and
  • enhance community empowerment.

This funding round closed on 30 June 2022.  The next round is expected in 2023.  If you have put in an application for this funding round, please note your application is being assessed and successful recipients will be announced shortly.

For more information regarding the KCAF program, please contact Yvette Parker, gpo@kdc.wa.gov.au or 9194 3000.

Applications for Round 1 of the funding have now closed.

The following documents will assist with your application.

Ministerial announcements:

Note: Applicants are encouraged to seek advice from KDC on their project proposal before submitting an application.

Information on previous funding rounds

Round 1: Opened 31 May 2022 and closed 30 June 2022. The KCAF Grants attracted 24 applications seeking $1,859,823 in funding. The following projects were successful:

Round 1 Kimberley Community Action Fund (KCAF) Grants

Organisation Project Description Funding
Shire of Broome A Sporting Chance A youth diversionary program offering a safe environment for young people to engage in popular sports, job training and professional development workshops will be provided. Local and State sporting identities will hold skills clinics and police participation will enable the building of positive relationships with participants. $86,034
Djarindjin Aboriginal Corp Development of Family Empowerment Program The program focuses on decreasing crime and increasing community engagement by providing youth sports programs, increased engagement with neighbouring communities, and improved youth centre facilities. A whole of community approach will be implemented. $78,000
Nyamba Buru Yawuru Ltd Mayingan Manja (plenty food) for Elders A culturally informed on-country program will be delivered to at-risk and justice system involved youth. Youth will be equipped with the skills, tools and knowledge to ensure that ‘right-way’ customary hunting practices are practiced and passed onto the next generation and all mayi (bush foods) will be given back to community elders. $100,000
Wunan Foundation Inc Swimming the River on Horseback (SRH) The project aims to reduce crime by building the capacity of agencies in Kununurra with the focus on fostering trusting relationships between frontline support workers and at-risk youth. Key components include an intensive workshop, trust building, coaching, family and community engagement, and building support structures around each participating young person at-risk to sustain positive change. $100,000
Shire of Wyndham East Kimberly Kununurra Disruptive and Protective Hardcover installations Barriers will be installed in strategic locations to enable police officers to deploy mitigation strategies safely in stolen vehicle events and potentially prevent the vehicles entering the township. The project is designed in conjunction with Kununurra police and will also be an attempt to reverse reputation risk to the community as a result of stolen vehicles. $49,500
Shire of Wyndham East Kimberly Wyndham Oval Changerooms The project is to construct adequate change rooms at Clarrie Cassidy Oval (Wyndham Oval) to allow for a safe space for participants, particularly females, to change enabling them to engage in diversionary activities and better cater for community sport for both men and women. $100,000
Shire of Wyndham East Kimberly Kununurra CCTV Upgrade The project will improve the CCTV system in Kununrra and has been developed in partnership with Kununurra Police to best support policing and community crime prevention measures. The project will enhance the ability to identify persons and number plates, enable longer retention of images for use by police and the justice system, and provide analysis of criminal behaviour. $26,530
Broome Lotteries House Inc Centre Security Project The project is to upgrade the existing security system for this busy hub for community groups and Not for profit tenants. These upgrades will bring back a sense of safety and security by providing the hub with CCTV coverage which will assist local police with increased CCTV angles. $31,454
Purnululu Aboriginal Corporation School Security and Community Safety The project is to install an intruder alarm system including motion sensors at the school after breakins and the theft of a motor vehicle. The local community fully supports this project. $11,333
Fair Game Australia Ltd Fit and Healthy in the Kimberley with Fair Game The project encompasses afterschool programs in Broome and Kununurra and the continuation of the proven model of week-long outreach trips to remote communities during the school holidays. Feedback from the WA Police reports success in reducing involvement in criminal behaviour. $82,095



Page last updated: Tue Aug 30 2022 10:44:24 AM

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Kununurra Western Australia 6743

T: +61 8 9148 2100

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Broome, Western Australia 6725

T: +61 8 9194 3000

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