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
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
Apex Club of Kununurra
APEX Kununurra Barra Bash
Community Collectors Project – Native Seeds
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
Boab Festival at Derby
Horizon Power Float Parade
Broome Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Grow Local Kimberley – Business Workshops
Broome Community Nursery
Shire of Broome
Broome Scratchers Coding and Robotics Club
St John of God Outreach Services
Laptop computers for Indigenous youth
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
BMX safe training area for participants
Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce
Business Excellence Awards
Town of Port Hedland (event support)
Festive Lights Competition
Hedland Community Sports Awards
Spinifex Spree Carnival
Teddy Bear’s Picnic
Welcome to Hedland Community Expo
Youth Involvement Council
Mindfulness 4 Minors
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
Swan Districts Football Club
Swans Personal Safety
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
Cycling Development Foundation Inc.
Laverton Cycling Project
Esperance Goldfields Surf Life Saving Club Inc
Esperance Potters Club
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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