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.
Investor Ready Grant Program
Applications are now open for the Investor Ready grant program, an initiative by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD). Eligible businesses can receive a grant of up to $20,000 to help secure future investors and/or partners, and raise capital for expansion of local agrifood enterprises in regional WA.
Round One will provide a maximum pool of $320,000 for businesses to access professional business services. These can include investment and financial planning, corporate structure development, investment memorandum development, pitch coaching and legal advice and more.
Applications close on December 13 and can be made online through SmartyGrants. For more information visit the Investor Ready grant program page; or contact Kat Johns on 9368 3853 or Susan Hall on 0459 892 449.
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
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: Thu Nov 14 2019 2:44:17 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)