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Previous Grants

Previous rounds of grants auspiced by the Commission included the Kimberley Regional Grant Scheme (for grants between $50,001 and $300,000) and the Kimberley Community Chest Fund (for grants up to and including $50,000).

These funding rounds have now been closed and are no longer accepting applications. 

Acquittals for grants valued at more than $20,000 (ex GST) must occur in accordance with the grant agreement and include an audit conducted by a suitably qualified person. Please use the KRGS Grant Acquittal form or KCCF Grant Acquittal form to prepare acquittals.

Feel free to contact our Grants Officer on (08) 9194 3001 or by email at gpo@kdc.wa.gov.au if you have any questions.

Information on successful recipients is available below.

2017-18 Kimberley Regional Grant Scheme – successful applicants

wdt_ID Organisation Amount Project
1 Broome Surf Life Saving Club Inc $300,000 The redevelopment of Broome SLSC North West Training Facility
2 Nyamba Buru Yawuru Ltd $250,000 Roebuck Plains Stations - Pivot Project
3 Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency $234,600 Mangkaja Arts Infrastrcuture Enhancement Project - Phase One
4 Shire of Halls Creek $124,817 Facility Infrastructure Upgrades for Social and Economic Development - Phase 2
5 Kalumburu Aboriginal Corporation $110,000 Enterprise Incubator Stage 2 Economic and social hub
6 Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation $95,205 Jilbalirri Youth Accommodation
7 Derby Rodeo and Horseriders Association $90,000 New Ablution Blocks - for Derby Rodeo Club and Derby West Kimberley Turf Club
8 Kimberley Language Resource Centre $84,000 Office Maintenance and Refurbishment
9 Mirima Council $80,000 Modern Miriwoong
10 Mowanjum Aboriginal Corporation $79,717 Mowanjum station expansion project
Organisation Amount Project

2016-17 Kimberley Regional Grant Scheme – successful applicants

wdt_ID Organisation Amount Project
1 Aarnja $300,000 Fostering Generational Change
2 Shire of Halls Creek $232,000 Halls Creek Aquatic and Recreation Centre Solar Project
3 Koolkarriya $160,000 Noonkanbah Irrigation Project
4 Kalumburu Aboriginal Corporation $125,300 Kalumburu Social & Economic Development Hub
5 Wyndham Tourist Association $110,000 Promoting Indigenous and Non Indigenous Tourism in Wyndham
6 Gumbarun Aboriginal Group $94,000 Gumbanan Campgrounds upgrade
7 Kununurra Bushmen's Rodeo Association $93,000 Outdoor Multi Purpose Facility
8 Magabala Books $71,480 Kimberley Children's Picture Book Series
9 Kimberley Small Business Support $60,000 KSBS Small Business Enriched Training and Mentoring Program
10 Warmun Community (Turkey Creek) Inc $55,775 Welcome to the Streets of Warmun
Organisation Amount Project

2014-15 Kimberley Regional Grant Scheme – successful applicants

wdt_ID Organisation Amount Project
1 Yarliyil Arts Centre $200,000 Halls Creek Cultural Facility Infrastructure Project
2 Winun Ngari Aboriginal Corporation $150,000 Derby Men's Shed
3 Shire of Derby West Kimberley $149,642 Derby Heritage Trail
4 Warmun Art Aboriginal Corporation $123,300 Digital Training Program
5 Nyamba Buru Yawuru/Shire of Broome (joint application)* $107,405 Jetty to Jetty Heritage Trail
6 The Charitable Foundation for Books in Homes Australia $100,245 Books in Kimberley Homes
7 Gurama Yani U Incorporated (Fitzroy Valley Men’s Shed) $72,350 Fitzroy Valley Men’s Shed Development
8 East Kimberley Marketing Group $60,000 Business Case for Direct Flights from the East Coast to Kununurra
9 Wunan Foundation $50,000 East Kimberley Aboriginal Corporation Governance Support Service
10 Tourism North West Incorporated* $45,000 Broome Brand Positioning Study
Organisation Amount Project

Successful recipients Kimberley Community Chest Fund

The 2017-18 Kimberley Community Chest Fund round attracted 31 applications seeking $1,163,566. The following projects were successful:

2017-18 Kimberley Community Chest Fund – successful applications

wdt_ID Organisation Amount Project
1 Enterprise Learning Projects $50,000 Tramalla Op Shop
2 Ewin Early Learning Centre Inc $50,000 Facing the Future
3 Mirima Council $49,470 East Kimberley Short Promotional Film
4 Morrgul Pty Ltd $46,356 Morrgul Aboriginal Business Masterclass Workshop Series & Aboriginal Business Forum
5 Little Nuggets Early Learning Centre $28,305 Little Nuggets Early Learning Centre Sustainability Project
6 Broome Youth and Families Hub Inc $25,000 The Drop in Hall Upgrade
7 Netball WA $25,000 North West NAIDOC Netball Carnival 2017
8 Nyamba Buru Yawuru $25,000 Interpretive Masterplan and Economic Vision for Yawuru Conservation Estate
9 Shinju Matsuri Inc $20,000 Shinju Matsuri 2017
10 Waringarri Aboriginal Arts $20,000 Kira Kiro Art Centre Kalumburu Stage 2
Organisation Amount Project

The 2016-17 Kimberley Community Chest Fund round attracted 38 applications seeking $5,904,619. The following projects were successful:

2016-17 Kimberley Community Chest Fund – successful applications

wdt_ID Organisation Amount (ex GST) Project
1 Anglicare WA $50,000 Kutjungka Region Horse Program
2 Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation $50,000 Pathways to Housing and Employment
3 Shire of Derby West Kimberley $50,000 Fitzroy Play Space
4 Garnduwa Amboorny Wirnan $42,600 Garnduwa ICT upgrade
5 Derby District High School P&C Committee $42,000 Culturally Relevant Training Programs
6 Yawuru Jarndu Aboriginal Corp $38,600 Kimberley Aboriginal Women's Textile Skills and Product Development
7 Wyndham Historical Society $36,500 Wyndham Museum Roof Upgrade
8 Broome Chamber of Commerce & Industry $27,200 Broome Cruise Ship Management
9 Shinju Matsuri Inc $25,000 2016 Shinju Matsuri
10 Gelganyem Ltd $22,000 Barramundi Dreaming Festival
Organisation Amount (ex GST) Project

April 2015 Kimberley Community Chest Fund – Tranche 1 successful applicants

wdt_ID Organisation Amount (exc GST) Project
1 Lake Kununurra Golf Club $20,000 Lake Kununurra Golf Club Kitchen upgrade
2 Halls Creek Healing Taskforce Aboriginal Corp $20,000 Collective Social Impact Initiative
3 East Kimberley Marketing Group Inc. $20,000 Market Potential Analysis for Direct Flights East Coast to Kununurra
4 Theatre Kimberley Inc. $20,000 Act Belong Commit Sandfly Circus Artist in residence program
5 Public Trustee $20,000 Improving Will Making & Financial Administration Understanding and Access among Regional Western Australians
6 Gelganyem Ltd. $20,000 Barramundi Dreaming Festival
Organisation Amount (exc GST) Project

June 2015 Kimberley Community Chest Fund – Tranche 2 successful applicants

wdt_ID Organisation Amount (ex GST) Project
1 Puranyangu-Rangka Kerrem (Aboriginal Radio) Aboriginal Corporation $20,000 PRK Music Studio Community Development
2 Broome Youth & Families Hub $20,000 BYFH Kitchen and canteen upgrade
3 Shinju Matsuri Inc. $20,000 View to Asia
4 Shire of Broome $20,000 Da Vinci Machines Exhibition – Broome
5 Waringarri Aboriginal Arts $20,000 Kira Kiro – Kalumburu Art Centre building
6 Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women’s Resource Centre $19,866 Designing Our Future
7 Mirima Council $19,500 Miriwoong Knowledge Cycle
8 Nyamba Buru Yawuru Ltd. $18,786 Yawuru Storylines
9 Shire of Halls Creek $16,532 Facility infrastructure upgrades for social and economic development
10 Broome Historical Society Inc. $15,717 Locating lost WWII and other aircraft
Organisation Amount (ex GST) Project

Page last updated: Fri Aug 9 2019 11:58:30 AM

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