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More than $2 million in CCF and RGS funding for Kimberley projects

For more information, contact Dave Grills Grills (Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region).

Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC has welcomed more than $2 million for 28 Kimberley community groups, thanks to the latest rounds of the Royalties for Regions Community Chest Fund (CCF) and Regional Grants Scheme (RGS).

Mr Grills said the State Government’s CCF funding program offered one-off grants to community, public and not-for-profit organisations to improve and develop infrastructure and services in the regions.

Mr Grills said that through the CCF’s latest grants $393,531 was to be shared between 15 groups to benefit Kimberley region communities.

“The Community Chest Fund provides voluntary organisations, educational institutions and community groups with grants of up to $50,000 to support local projects,” he said.

Kimberley CCF projects supported through this round include:

Recipient Name

Project

Amount

Broome Youth and Families Hub Inc

BYFH "The Drop in Hall Upgrade"

$25,000

East Kimberley Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Kimberley Economic Forum 2017

$5,000

Enterprise Learning Projects

Tramalla Op Shop

$50,000

Ewin Early Learning Centre Inc

Facing the Future

$50,000

Fair Game Australia Limited

Fair Game Kimberley Project 2017/18

$10,000

Kimberley Language Resource Centre

Professional Development and Training

$16,980

Little Nuggets Early Learning Centre

Little Nuggets Early Learning Centre Sustainability Project

$28,305

Mirima Council

East Kimberley Short Promotional Film

$49,470

Morrgul Pty Ltd

Morrgul Aboriginal Business Masterclass Workshop Series & Aboriginal Business Forum

$46,356

Netball WA

North West NAIDOC Netball Carnival

$25,000

Nyamba Buru Yawuru

Interpretive Masterplan and Economic Vision for Yawuru Conservation Estate

$25,000

Shinju Matsuri Inc

Shinju Matsuri 2017

$20,000

Shire Wyndham East Kimberley

Kimberley Writers Festival & Children’s’ Book Week

$12,420

Waringarri Aboriginal Arts

Kira Kiro Art Centre Kalumburu Stage 2

$20,000

Wyndham Community Events

Wyndham Stars on the Bastion 2017

$10,000

TOTAL

 

$393,531

Mr Grills said the RGS assisted in attracting investment, increasing job opportunities and improving quality of life in the regions.

“Thirteen projects worth more than $1.6 million have been identified for funding in the Kimberley through this round of the Regional Grants Scheme,” he said.

Mr Grills said the RGS offered grants of between $50,001 and $300,000 to support region-specific projects that were driven by local communities.

“I’m pleased a range of local community projects have been successful through the grants application process, as funding through the latest RGS and CCF rounds will be of great assistance to them in terms of implementing the worthy projects, he said.

“Congratulations to all the CCF and RGS recipients in the Kimberley region.”

Projects supported through the latest RGS round in the region include:

Recipient name

Project

Grant amount

Broome Surf Life Saving Club Inc

The redevelopment of Broome SLSC North West Training Facility

$300,000

Derby Rodeo and Horseriders Association

New Ablution Blocks - for Derby Rodeo Club and Derby West Kimberley Turf Club

$90,000

East Kimberley Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Tasting the Kimberley 2017

$45,000

Kalumburu Aboriginal Corporation

Enterprise Incubator Stage 2 Economic and social hub

$110,000

Kimberley Language Resource Centre

Office Maintenance and Refurbishment

$84,000

Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency

Mangkaja Arts Infrastructure Enhancement Project - Phase One

$234,600

Mirima Council

Modern Miriwoong

$80,000

Mowanjum Aboriginal Corporation

Mowanjum station expansion project

$79,717

Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation

Jilbalirri Youth Accommodation

$95,205

Nyamba Buru Yawuru Ltd

Roebuck Plains Stations - Pivot Project

$250,000

Shire of Halls Creek

Facility Infrastructure Upgrades for Social and Economic Development - Phase 2

$124,817

Shire Wyndham East Kimberley

Identification and Protection of Priority Agricultural Land

$72,000

Waringarri Media Aboriginal Corporation

Waringarri Visual Radio

$71,350

TOTAL

 

$1,636,689

 

Nationals WA candidate for the Kimberley Rob Houston said the $2 million CCF and RGS investment would assist to create more vibrant Kimberley communities.

“This is an excellent example of Royalties for Regions providing funding to projects that will boost local economies and provide job opportunities,” Mr Houston said.

“I thank the Kimberley Development Commission board for selecting these great projects.”

Royalties for Regions will invest $10 million over four years into the CCF and a further $10 million into the RGS during 2016-17.

For media enquiries contact Dave Grills MLC on (08) 90711 500 or email dave.grills@mp.wa.gov.au.