There are a number of initiatives to promote socio-economic development in the WA regions, including the Kimberley. This page provides updates on some of these initiatives as they become available from time to time.
Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund
The State Government, through Lotterywest, has committed into a COVID-19 support measures to respond to the hardship being experienced by the Western Australian community as a result the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please contact Lotterywest on 133 777 for further information or visit the Lotterywest website.
Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) Small Grants
The CSRFF Small Grants round opens on 1 February 2021 to local governments and not-for-profit organisations seeking funding towards projects that increase physical activity and participation in sport and active recreation.
The CSRFF is administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) for projects ranging from $7,500 to $300,000. Up to $1 million in funding is available in this round.
All applications must be submitted to DLGSC by March 31, but community clubs and groups must send applications to their local government for assessment prior to then.
All prospective applicants are required to contact their local DLGSC office to discuss the proposed project before submitting their application. Application forms are available from local DLGSC offices in regional areas, and your local government office in metropolitan areas.
Successful applicants will be notified in June 2021. For further information, please visit the DLGSC website.
Kimberley region: Grants available for environmental projects
Eligible community organisations and local governments can apply for a share of more than $4 million in grants, for projects that will rehabilitate and enhance beaches and coastal environments.
Grants are awarded within the following categories:
- up to $300,000 per proposal specifically aimed at identifying and adapting to coastal hazards;
- up to $125,000 per proposal to support local governments in planning sustainable use of coastal areas;
- up to $60,000 per project for partnerships between local government and community organisations.
Projects funded through 2020 grants included the installation of boardwalks and shelters in the Port Smith Tourism Precinct in Broome and coastal hazard risk management and adaptation plans in the local government areas of Stirling, Bunbury, Capel, Dardanup and Harvey.
For further information and to apply for a grant, visit https://www.dplh.wa.gov.au/coastalgrants. Applications close at 12 noon on March 31, 2021.
Page last updated: Thu Jan 21 2021 2:55:23 PM