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Horizon Power community partnerships support vibrant regions

May 05 2022

Horizon Power has awarded more than half a million dollars to community organisations across regional Western Australia in the final round of its 2021/22 Community Partnerships Program.

Horizon Power’s Community Partnerships Program offers two rounds of funding a year of between $1,000 and $50,000 to community-based and local government organisations.

The program is focused on supporting organisations that are regionally based and have a strong community impact, with key evaluation criteria ensuring funds go towards initiatives and events that are accessible by a large portion of the community and contribute to broad community wellbeing.

The 46 successful organisations were collectively awarded $548,000 to enhance regional growth and vibrancy across the Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne Mid West and Goldfields Esperance regions.

This announcement builds on the first round of funding for the 2021/22 Community Partnerships Program, announced late last year, taking the total amount awarded to more than $1 million.

“We’re a regional business with almost 35 per cent of our people living and working in regional WA. Horizon Power is committed to working alongside these communities to make a positive, meaningful and lasting contribution,” said Stephanie Unwin, Horizon Power’s Chief Executive Officer.

“We’ve seen unprecedented interest in our Community Partnerships Program this round, and pleasingly, it’s come from a really broad cross-section of community-based and local government organisations.

“It’s really exciting to watch this program grow and to see the spread of community-led initiatives that continue to benefit regional Western Australians.”

“We are again funding a broad range of initiatives, from community gardens, bird rescue and rehabilitation and youth trauma support, through to Aboriginal language resource development, business workshops and story-telling experiences,” Ms Unwin said.

Horizon Power has partnered with 46 organisations in this round, with each one taking a slice of $548,000 in funding that will be directly invested into their communities.

Successful initiatives include Kangaroo Haven’s bird of prey rescue aviary in the East Kimberley, Australian Schools Plus’ culturally responsive STEM program in the Pilbara, St John Ambulance WA’s new ambulance shed at the Exmouth–Coral Bay subcentre, and much needed equipment upgrades for the Esperance Goldfields Surf Life Saving Club.

Four cross-regional initiatives have also been funded to a combined total of $187,000, helping the successful organisations deliver financial counselling, women’s pathway and football programs, and a digital portraits roadshow to residents across the regions.

More than 100 people from across regional WA attended face-to-face and virtual information sessions hosted by Horizon Power during the application period to provide information on the program and answer questions about the application process.

Horizon Power’s 2022/23 Community Partnerships Program will open for applications in July 2022.

 2021/22 Community Partnerships

  • Cross Regional
    Organisation Initiative

    Broome Aboriginal Media Association

    Young Indigenous Women's Pathways Program

    Football Futures Foundation

    Football for All

    Kimberley Stolen Generation Aboriginal Corporation

    Digital Portraits Exhibition Road Show

    Pilbara Community Legal Service

    Financial counselling support

  • East Kimberley

    Organisation

    Initiative

    Apex Club of Kununurra

    APEX Kununurra Barra Bash

    Gelganyem Limited

    Community Collectors Project – Native Seeds

    Kangaroo Haven

    Bird of prey rehabilitation and rescue aviary

    Kununurra Agricultural Society

    Supporting the annual Kununurra Agricultural Show

    Kununurra Community Garden Kitchen

    Cook and Connect program

    Kununurra Neighbourhood House

    Tables for community op shop volunteers

    Mirima Council Aboriginal Corporation

    Bilingual language learning resources for children

  • West Kimberley

    Organisation

    Initiative

    Boab Festival at Derby

    Horizon Power Float Parade

    Broome Chamber of Commerce & Industry

    Grow Local Kimberley – Business Workshops

    Broome Circle

    Broome Community Nursery

    Shire of Broome

    Broome Scratchers Coding and Robotics Club

    St John of God Outreach Services

    Laptop computers for Indigenous youth

  • East Pilbara

    Organisation

    Initiative

    Australian Schools Plus

    Culturally responsive STEM program delivered in Marble Bar

    Bloodwood Tree Association Inc

    Bloodwood Tree’s 45th Birthday Community Celebration Event

    Care For Hedland Environmental Association Inc

    Management of footpath lights affecting turtle hatchlings along Cemetery Beach

    Hedland BMX

    BMX safe training area for participants

    Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce

    Business Excellence Awards

    Town of Port Hedland (event support)

    Festive Lights Competition

    Food Festival

    Hedland Community Sports Awards

    Spinifex Spree Carnival

    Teddy Bear’s Picnic

    Welcome to Hedland Community Expo

    Youth Week

    Youth Involvement Council

    Mindfulness 4 Minors

  • West Pilbara

    Organisation

    Initiative

    Garlbagu

    Foundation Food

    Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal Corporation

    Ngurra Nyujunggamu – When the World Was Soft – Seven Sisters Story

    Karratha Community Garden Inc

    10th Anniversary Celebrations

    Karratha Kart Club

    Karratha Kart Club facilities upgrade

    Northwest Multicultural Association WA Inc.

    Community Language Program (Mandarin and Indonesian)

    Pilbara Trailblazers Incorporated

     Pilbara Trailblazers

    Swan Districts Football Club

    Swans Personal Safety

  • Gascoyne Midwest

    Organisation

    Initiative

    Carnarvon Netball Association

    Supporting the purchase of equipment

    Exmouth Chamber of Commerce & Industry

    Community technology project

    Mount Magnet Historical Society

    Ruston engine installation

    Shark Bay Bowling, Sport & Recreation Club Inc

    Upgrade of BBQ facilities

    Shire of Carnarvon

    Above the Gascoyne – Gallery and Exhibition –Through Our Eyes

    Shire of Meekatharra

    Meekatharra Outback Festival 2022

    Shire of Shark Bay

    Beats in the Bay Grassroots Festival

    St John Ambulance WA, Exmouth-Coral Bay Subcentre

    New ambulance shed

  • Goldfields Esperance

    Organisation

    Initiative

    Cycling Development Foundation Inc.

    Laverton Cycling Project

    Esperance Goldfields Surf Life Saving Club Inc

    Equipment upgrades

    Esperance Potters Club

    Pottery kiln

    Hopetoun Progress Association Inc

    Hopetoun beach shelter upgrade

    Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council

    Celebrating Community Resilience after the Bushfires Event

    Rotary Club of Esperance Inc

    Community storage shed extension

    Shire of Menzies

    Menzies Discovery Day

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