There are a number of initiatives to promote socio-economic development in the WA regions, including the Kimberley. This page provides updates on these initiatives as they become available from time to time.
Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program
Grants worth a total of $5 million are now available for not-for-profit community groups and local governments as part of the State Government’s Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program. Applications close at 12 noon on Wednesday 1 April 2020.
Administered by the Department of Justice, the program allows local governments and non‑profit community groups to apply for grants of up to $200,000. The funds, which have been seized under the State’s proceeds of crime laws, will support projects that prevent or reduce drug-related crime and drug abuse, as well as support crime victims or aid law enforcement. In the previous grants round, 13 projects shared funding of $2.13 million.
For further information about the Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program including the guidelines and an application form, visit the Department of Justice website.
Please also refer to Media Statement released 05 February 2020.
Shire of Broome Support for community-based project initiatives
Applications are now open for funding to assist community-based organisations within the Shire of Broome in the development of social, cultural, economic, recreational, environmental, and reconciliation projects and initiatives that benefit the local community. Applications for the Annual Community Matched Funding program are now open and will close at 4pm on Monday, April 6, 2020.
Funding sponsorship submissions will be considered to a maximum of $10,000 (cash) for up to 50 per cent of the total project cost. Full details are available online at Broome Community Information.
For any queries relating to the funding program, please contact Cherry Lawton at the Shire of Broome on (08) 9191 3431.
1,000 Jobs Package
Applications are now open for wage subsidies under the 1,000 Jobs Package.
The 1,000 Jobs Package offers wage subsidies to employ Community Development Program (CDP) participants in new jobs across remote Australia.
Employers will be eligible to receive financial support of up to $56,000 (GST not applicable) over two years, including retention bonuses to help them hire new staff in ongoing positions.
Positions must be filled by current CDP participants to be eligible for this funding. The 1,000 Jobs Package will be implemented in two tranches. Tranche One will cease when all positions are filled or when Tranche Two commences, whichever comes first. A second tranche of the 1,000 Jobs Package comprising the remainder of the 1,000 jobs will be available from 1 December 2019.
Page last updated: Fri Feb 7 2020 2:23:56 PM
Don't hesitate to call the Kimberley Development Commission with any queries or comments.
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)