Round 7 of the Kimberley Community Grants has now closed. Last year we granted more than $80,000 in Round 5 while our special, one-off Round 6 saw $100,000 awarded to not-for-profits impacted by COVID-19.

While the funds from Round 6 assisted with fundamental operational costs, the funds for Round 5 helped many not-for-profit organisations transform their project ideas into reality, and contributed to community education, health, innovation and engagement.

We want to continue this legacy, so if you have a great idea, this could be the opportunity to get it off the ground! Grants of up to $10,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations and schools for projects that support and empower local communities.

Together with Lions Club of Broome, we started what was originally known as the West Kimberley Grant Scheme in 2016, to create opportunities for members of the Kimberley community. Since then, individuals and local communities have come together to deliver valuable initiatives that foster creativity, innovation and overall well-being.

How our grants have benefited the local community

Mamabulanjin Aboriginal Corporation's sea container ablution block
Kununurra Community Garden converts fridges into raised garden beds
Cable Beach Mural
Mowanjum Arts Centre "Water Weavers Festival"
Home is where the heart is
East Kimberley College sustainable hydroponics garden
Change Em Ways Program
One Arm Point Remote Community School
Native animal rescue trailer 

Grants through the sales of Rhodes Grass

We generate funding for the Grants through the sale of Rhodes Grass hay. The hay is produced at our Broome North Wastewater Treatment Plant as an environmentally friendly means of disposing of Broome's recycled water.

 

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Grant objectives

Support the long term development, growth and vitality of the Kimberley

  • Build an appreciation of nature and an awareness of the preciousness of water
  • Provide the opportunity for community to identify and respond to local issues
  • Empower the community to take an active role in improving their quality of life
  • Foster community involvement and wellbeing

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive a community grant, applicants must:

  • Be a not-for-profit constituted body, school or education institution
  • Located within, or offer a project within, the Kimberley
  • Comply with our Community Grants guidelines

Successful applicants must agree to our funding terms and conditions. Your project must take place within 12 months of receiving funds.

Assessment process

The Kimberley Community Grants Committee will assess all applications. The committee comprises representatives from Water Corporation, Lions Club of Broome and various local community organisations.

In reviewing applications, the committee will consider the aims of your project, the number of people that will benefit from your project, as well as benefits to the wider community. 

How to apply

Round 7 of the Kimberley Community Grants has now closed. We will be announcing the recipients for 2021 by early July.