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.
Tourism Western Australia’s annual Regional Events Scheme
Event holders have until mid-December to submit their application for the 2020-21 funding round, which supports smaller and emerging regional events across the State.
A total funding pool of $1 million is available, including a separate pool of $150,000 allocated to the Regional Aboriginal Events Scheme (RAES).
The RAES is exclusively for events that deliver Aboriginal activities and experiences through the leadership and participation of Aboriginal people. To be eligible for either scheme, events must be held between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021 with event holders able to make a funding submission for between $5,000 and $40,000.
Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. For more information or to apply, visit http://www.tourism.wa.gov.au/res
Playing WA Grant program
The Playing WA grant program provides up to $120,000 for performing arts shows to tour to regional and remote locations. The Regional and Remote Festivals Fund offers up to $80,000 to support the presentation of arts and cultural activities at regional and remote festivals.
Funding may support travel, accommodation and salary expenses, or equipment hire and the delivery of community engagement activities.
Applications are open now until October 31, 2019 for local artists, arts groups and organisations, regional local government authorities, Aboriginal communities, and Regional Development Commissions.
The grant programs are part of the Regional Arts and Culture Investment Program, which will invest almost $20 million over the next four years for the benefit of regional Western Australia.
The Regional Arts and Culture Investment Program is delivered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, with funding from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. Find out more at https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au
Access Asia Business Grants
Grants close 11am Friday 8 November 2019.
Who can apply?
Grant applications can be made by small to medium enterprises, Asian business organisations and industry associations to assist with their Asian market access in one of Western Australia’s priority trade and investment sectors under Western Australia’s Asian Engagement Strategy 2019-2030: Our Future with Asia.
Read the Grant Guidelines
Applicants are encouraged to download and read the Access Asia Business Grants Guidelines to assess eligibility and funding criteria.
How to apply
All applications are to be submitted online before the closing date of 11am Friday 8 November, 2019.
Further information, please visit the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation webpage
Page last updated: Fri Oct 4 2019 11:39:04 AM
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
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