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Kimberley Community Action Fund

The Kimberley Community Action Fund (KCAF) Grants program is a $2 million State Government initiative to provide small grants for locally driven solutions to reduce crime in the Kimberley in Western Australia.

The State Government is investing $1 million in the first Round (Round 1) of the program.

Eligible applicants can apply for KCAF Grants of up to $100,000 for individual projects.

The KCAF Grants Program will provide funding to support initiatives to reduce crime that are locally driven, can be delivered quickly and have demonstrated community support in the Kimberley.

The objectives of the KCAF Grants Program include:

  • reducing crime;
  • reducing first-time offending by young people;
  • providing safe places/activities for young people at risk of engaging in offending or re-offending behavior;
  • supporting night patrols to transport young people to a safe place; and
  • improving community safety.

The Kimberley Development Commission will oversee delivery of the Program.

Round One (1)

Applications open:      by 31 May 2022                        Applications close:      30 June 2022

Applicants will be required to demonstrate how their project meets at least one of the objectives which will be confirmed in the KCAF guidelines:

a) how their project meets at least one of the following objectives:

  • reducing youth crime;
  • providing a safe place/activity for children at risk of offending; and
  • improving community safety.

b) A demonstrated need for, and potential impact of, the proposed project

c) How outcomes and the measures identified in the proposed project are appropriate, achievable and assessable;

d) Local partnerships and collaboration including level of involvement and/or support from local organisations and the community. Aboriginal lead applications or collaborations are strongly encouraged;

e) A 50% cash contribution to the project applies to LGA’s, schools and private businesses. Not-for-profit organisations will be considered on a case-by-case basis;

f) The capacity to undertake and complete the project, past grant experience, project management and governance structure, experience of key personnel, project risk identification and mitigation;

g) The capacity to meet ongoing operating and maintenance costs following the conclusion of the grant funding (if applicable);

How to Apply

Full Guidelines will be published shortly and intending applicants should read them carefully. You should then contact the KDC Grants Officer to discuss your project prior to progressing or submitting an application for funding.  Contact information for the KDC is:

Kimberley Development Commission

Tel:      08 9194 3000

Email:  gpo@kdc.wa.gov.au

Web:    www.kdc.wa.gov.au

Note: Applicants should seek advice on their project proposal with the KDC, prior to the submission of an application.


Submitting an online application

Applications from eligible organisations must be submitted online using the SmartyGrants application form when the application period opens.

To be considered for funding, completed applications must be submitted by the closing time and date.  Please note the SmartyGrants system will close automatically at the specified time of the closing date and you will not be able to lodge a late application.


Page last updated: Wed May 4 2022 10:38:04 AM

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Kununurra Western Australia 6743

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Broome, Western Australia 6725

T: +61 8 9194 3000

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