Aarnja, Gumbanan, KSBS and Magabala Books among Regional Grant Scheme recipients

Written on the 1 August 2016

Aarnja, Gumbanan, KSBS and Magabala Books among Regional Grant Scheme recipients

Over $1.4 million will be invested in Kimberley projects as part of the latest round of the Regional Grants Scheme, backed by Royalties for Regions.

Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC said the Regional Grants Scheme provided one-off grants to community, public and not for profit organisations to improve and develop infrastructure and services in the region.

"The scheme provides grants of between $50,001 and $300,000 to support regionspecific projects that are driven by local communities," Mr Grills said.

"In total, 13 projects will receive funding as part of the latest round of the Kimberley Regional Grants Scheme, with the projects ranging from tourism promotion in Wyndham to an innovative irrigation project at Noonkanbah Pastoral Station."

"It's great to see funds flowing to communities, large and small, across the region for important, capacity-building projects."

Source:  Dave Grills media release; kdc.wa.gov.au

Successful Applicants 2016

Aarnja $300,000 Fostering Generational Change
East Kimberley Football League $52,590 Installation of scoreboards and provision of line markers
Gumbarun Aboriginal Group $94,000 Gumbanan Campgrounds upgrade
Kalumburu Aboriginal Corporation $125,300 Kalumburu Social & Economic Development Hub
Kimberley Small Business Support $60,000 KSBS Small Business Enriched Training and Mentoring Program
Koolkarriya $160,000 Noonkanbah Irrigation Project
Kununurra Bushmen's Rodeo Association $93,000 Outdoor Multi Purpose Facility
Magabala Books $71,480 Kimberley Children's Picture Book Series
Shire of Halls Creek $232,000 Halls Creek Aquatic and Recreation Centre Solar Project
The Charitable Foundation for Books in Homes Australia $50,000 Books in Kimberley Homes Project
The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation $40,000 Follow the Dream: Partnerships for Success
Warmun Community (Turkey Creek) Inc $55,775 Welcome to the Streets of Warmun
Wyndham Tourist Association $110,000 Promoting Indigenous and Non Indigenous Tourism in Wyndham

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