Applications for the Kimberley Community Grants Scheme (Grants Scheme) are open from Monday 18 March 2024 until Friday 26 April 2024.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations and schools for projects that support and empower local communities in the Kimberley.

Together with Lions Club of Broome, we started the West Kimberley Grant Scheme in 2016. The Grants Scheme was so successful that we opened it to the wider Kimberley community in 2019.

The Grants Scheme is designed to create opportunities for people in the Kimberley. Individuals and local communities come together to deliver valuable initiatives that foster creativity, innovation and well-being.

Grants through the sales of Rhodes Grass

The Grants Scheme is funded through the sale of Rhodes Grass hay. The hay is produced at our Broome North Water Resource Recovery Facility as a way of recycling treated wastewater. Since 2016, the Grants Scheme has awarded more than $587,000 to 105 grassroots organisations. The projects have made a positive difference to communities across the region.

 

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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 value 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
  • be located or offer a project within the Kimberley
  • comply with our Community Grants guidelines
  • submit their application by the closing period (no late applications will be accepted).

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.

The committee will consider the aims of your project, the number of people that will benefit from your project, and how the wider community may benefit. 

How to apply

Applications will open online at 8am on Monday 18 March 2024. For more information, please review the grants guidelines, email us at kcgrants@watercorporation.com.au or call us on (08) 9186 8278.

How our grants have benefited the local community

16 May 2022 | Update

A fruitful outcome for Yakanarra

Thanks to a new citrus garden planted using a grant from Water Corporation and Lions Club of Broome, there will be healthy snack options for a remote Kimberley community.

  • Community
  • Grants
  • Plants
Johnny Darryl and Jermaine planting a citrus tree in Yakanarra
10 May 2021 | Update

Kununurra Community Garden converts fridges into raised garden beds

Families in Kununurra have converted fridges into raised garden beds with funding from the Water Corporation’s Kimberley Community Grants Scheme.

  • Community
  • Grants
Image of woman with child on lap and dog next to them. They are crouched beside a fridge that has been upcycled into a raised garden bed and hand-painted.
10 May 2021 | Update

Mamabulanjin Aboriginal Corporation's sea container ablution block

Mamabulanjin Aboriginal Corporation has transformed a sea container into an ablution block with funding from Water Corporation’s Kimberley Community Grants scheme.

  • Community
  • Grants
Image of two staff members from Mamabulanjin Aboriginal Corporation smiling while testing the showerhead at new ablution block facility on fruit farm