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.
Kimberley Community Grants Scheme
The Kimberley Community Grants Scheme is a partnership between the Water Corporation and the Lions Club of Broome. Grants of up to $10,000 are available to Kimberley not-for-profit organisations experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 or who wish to expand their services to further support the community through this challenging time. Examples of previous projects include Broome North Primary School, for a mural celebrating the local community’s unique bird life and add vibrancy to the Cable Beach esplanade, and Mowanjum Aboriginal Art and Culture Centre, for a live musical performance project to highlighting the importance of water to Aboriginal culture.
Applications close close 4pm WST, Friday 5 June 2020.
For more information about the grants and to apply, visit the Water Corporation Grants page.
Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund
The State Government, through Lotterywest, is committing $159 million into a COVID-19 Relief Fund 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.
Woodside COVID-19 Grants
Woodside has established a $10 million COVID-19 Community Fund to direct support to the communities where they are active. As part of the Community Fund, Woodside is seeking applications from not-for-profit organisations in the WA communities where we live and work, namely Karratha, Roebourne, Exmouth, Broome, Dampier Peninsula and Perth. Read the guidance and click here to start your application, or alternatively visit the Woodside website for further information.
Youth Innovation Grants Open Now!
Each year, the Heywire Competition winners attend the Heywire Regional Youth Summit to develop ideas to improve regional Australia for young people. Community organisations are invited to apply for grants of up to $10,000 from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) to make these ideas a reality.
Check out the ideas below and apply for a grant.
Page last updated: Wed May 13 2020 3:34:14 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)