Mid-West Area Benefits From Community Chest Fund

Mid-West Area Benefits From Community Chest Fund

Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Terry Redman

Community Chest Funding For Mid-West Region

Victor P Taffa

  • $194,420 invested in 12 locally driven projects
  • Made possible by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program

Regional Development Minister Terry Redman today announced 12 projects in the Mid-West would share in $194,420 through the Community Chest Fund, made possible by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program.

The fund provides one-off grants of up to $50,000 to community, public and not-for-profit organisations to support local, demand-driven projects.

Mr. Redman said a wide range of projects across the Mid-West would receive funding, including training courses in agriculture, an art tour from Mullewa to Greenough, facility upgrades at a number of sporting clubs and two community events.

 

“The fund supports locally driven projects that will help improve services and infrastructure for the benefit of regional communities.” Mr. Redman said.

“Hundreds of diverse projects and organisations across regional Western Australia have benefited from the fund in recent years.”

The 12 Mid-West recipients are:

  • City of Greater Geraldton – $14,500,
  • Drylands Foundation – $4,700,
  • Geraldton Volunteer Marine Rescue Group – $5,000,
  • Irwin Polocrosse Club – $14,500,
  • Kalbarri Development Association Inc – $23,000,
  • Meekatharra Rangelands Biosecurity Association – $12,000,
  • Mount Magnet Historical Society – $18,000,
  • Mullewa District Agricultural Society – $10,120,
  • Shire of Meekatharra – $10,000,
  • Shire of Mingenew – $50,000,
  • Spalding Park Golf Club – $30,000,
  • St. John Ambulance Meekatharra – $2,600.

The Liberal National Government’s dedicated investment into regional WA through Royalties for Regions is attracting more people to live and work in the regions.” Mr. Redman said.

Fact File

  • The Community Chest Fund aims to improve economic and community infrastructure, and services in regional WA
  • WA’s nine regional development commissions oversee the projects, each being allocated an equal share from which to provide the grants
  • The Government, through the Royalties for Regions program, has invested $10 Million into the fund over four years