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  • Eleven not-for-profits and schools in Kimberley region receive more than $70,000 in grants
  • Kimberley communities to benefit from projects that enhance facilities, programs and events across the region
  • Scheme funded by sale of Rhodes grass hay produced at Water Corporation's Broome North Water Resource Recovery Facility 

Eleven not-for-profit groups in the Kimberley have been awarded funding totalling more than $70,000, as part of Water Corporation's Kimberley Community Grants Scheme.


Water Minister Dave Kelly announced the grant recipients, which included community groups, not-for-profits, and a local school and library, at presentation ceremonies in Kununurra and Broome this week.


The Scheme, a partnership between Water Corporation and the Lions Club of Broome, was created to support grassroots initiatives that enhance the lives of communities across the region.


Funding is provided through the sale of Rhodes grass hay produced at Water Corporation's Broome North Water Resource Recovery Facility.


Since its inception in 2016, the Scheme has provided more than $517,000 in support to 91 not-for-profit and community groups across the Kimberley region.  


For more information about the Kimberley Community Grants Scheme, visit


Comments attributed to Water Minister Dave Kelly:


"Each year, we receive numerous worthy applications for grants from local schools and not-for-profits, and this year was no exception.


"This year's funding will see communities across the region benefit from a range of initiatives and projects funded by the grants to develop a number of youth-focused facilities, events and programs.


"The Scheme will also provide support to local events that bring tourism to the Kimberley region, and improved amenities for local schools, community groups and a wildlife rescue.


"Since 2016, we've provided more than $517,000 in grants to kick-start an array of grassroots initiatives that have, and will continue to, enhance the lives of communities across Kimberley."


Comments attributed to Kimberley MLA Divina D'Anna:


"It is fantastic to see so many community-based initiatives and events going forward with the support of the Water Corporation's Kimberley Community Grants Scheme.


"I am excited that so many community groups, not-for-profit organisations and other worthy recipients are sharing in these grants which contribute greatly to our region at the grassroots level.


"I look forward to visiting some of these projects and events to see firsthand how the grants are benefiting the Kimberley region."


Minister's office - 6552 6100 


Round Eight Grant Recipients





Native Animal Rescue Inc - Broome(NARB)

Purchase of an Eco Flow Toilet for Native Animal Rescue Broome's Turtle Rehabilitation Facility


Apex Club of Kununurra (Inc)

Purchase of new play equipment for Kununurra's first All Abilities Play Space


Broome Senior High School

Revitalisation and permanent installation of the Beyond the Common Gate exhibition sharing Aboriginal history in Broome, delivered in partnership with Nyamba Buru Yawuru


Western Australian Police and Community Youth Centres Inc.

Delivery of Blue Light events for young people within Wyndham, Balgo, Halls Creek, Fitzroy Crossing and Bidyadanga to increase positive relationships between Police and communities


Kununurra Toy & Puzzle Library

Purchase of soft play equipment to encourage the development of gross motor skills, strength, and mobility for young children in Kununurra


Fitzroy Valley Rodeo Club

To develop an equine therapy riding program in the Fitzroy Valley to support the developmental and emotional wellbeing needs of Aboriginal children in the community


Ord Valley Events

To support the Taste of the Kimberley - 'Feastival' in Kununurra


Broome Lotteries House Inc

Installation of a waterwise reticulation system to support a waterwise native garden at Broome Lotteries House


Lions Club of Broome Inc.

To purchase replacement 'Shinju Dragon Lights' for the Shinju Matsuri Festival in Broome


Broome Community Resource Centre

To assist with the relocation and fitout for the new Broome Community Resource Centre that provides support for the community


Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Health

To provide copies of the book 'Little Bullock Ngooloog Ngooloog' to Kimberley children in communities and deliver a series of community workshops around the importance of hydration and preservation of local language.