Partnerships with regional community groups announced 4 May

  • More than $500,000 awarded to 46 community groups across regional WA
  • Horizon Power has awarded more than $1 million to 86 applicants as part of its 2021-22 Community Partnerships Program 
  • The McGowan Government, through Horizon Power’s Community Partnerships Program, has awarded more than $500,000 to 46 community organisations across Western Australia.

    Applications were received from a broad range of community groups for the second round of funding, including sporting associations, arts and cultural groups, women’s groups, and animal welfare organisations. Aboriginal Corporations, Chambers of Commerce, tourism organisations and local governments also submitted applications.

    Successful applicants include the Broome Aboriginal Media Association (for funding that will help deliver the cross-regional Young Indigenous Women’s Pathways Program) and Mirima Council Aboriginal Corporation (for funding that will support the development of children’s bilingual language learning resources).

    The funding will also help local governments deliver accessible community events such as the Town of Port Hedland’s Spinifex Spree Carnival and the Shire of Shark Bay’s Beats in the Bay festival.

    Other community groups, such as the Esperance Goldfields Surf Life Saving Club and Carnarvon Netball Association, will receive funds for equipment upgrades and training programs.

    This funding builds on the $1.1 million awarded to 116 community organisations in 2020-21 and continues the McGowan Government’s strong legacy of partnering with regional communities.

    Applications for Horizon Power’s 2022-23 Program will open in July 2022. For more information, visit

    As stated by Energy Minister Bill Johnston:

    “The McGowan Government is committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of regional Western Australian communities.

    “Community organisations, like these being supported by Horizon Power’s Community Partnerships Program, support the sustainability of vibrant communities across WA.”

    Successful applicants:

    Broome Aboriginal Media AssociationYoung Indigenous Women’s Pathways Program
    Football Futures FoundationFootball for All
    Kimberley Stolen Generation Aboriginal CorporationDigital Portraits Exhibition Road Show
    Pilbara Community Legal ServiceFinancial counselling support
    East Kimberley
    Apex Club of KununurraAPEX Kununurra Barra Bash
    Gelganyem LimitedCommunity Collectors Project – Native Seeds
    Kangaroo HavenBird of prey rehabilitation and rescue aviary
    Kununurra Agricultural SocietySupporting the annual Kununurra Agricultural Show
    Kununurra Community Garden KitchenCook and Connect program
    Kununurra Neighbourhood HouseTables for community op shop volunteers
    Mirima Council Aboriginal CorporationBilingual language learning resources for children
    East Pilbara
    Australian Schools PlusCulturally responsive STEM program delivered in Marble Bar
    Bloodwood Tree Association IncBloodwood Tree’s 45th Birthday Community Celebration Event
    Care For Hedland Environmental Association IncManagement of footpath lights affecting turtle hatchlings along Cemetery Beach
    Hedland BMXBMX-safe training area for participants
    Port Hedland Chamber of CommerceBusiness 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 CouncilMindfulness 4 Minors
    Gascoyne and Mid-West
    Carnarvon Netball AssociationSupporting the purchase of equipment
    Exmouth Chamber of Commerce & IndustryCommunity technology project
    Mount Magnet Historical SocietyRuston engine installation
    Shark Bay Bowling, Sport & Recreation Club IncUpgrade of BBQ facilities
    Shire of CarnarvonAbove the Gascoyne – Gallery and Exhibition – Through Our Eyes
    Shire of MeekatharraMeekatharra Outback Festival 2022
    Shire of Shark BayBeats in the Bay Grassroots Festival
    St John Ambulance WA, Exmouth-Coral Bay Sub CentreNew ambulance shed
    Cycling Development Foundation IncLaverton Cycling Project
    Esperance Goldfields Surf Life Saving Club IncEquipment upgrades
    Esperance Pottery ClubPottery kiln
    Hopetoun Progress Association IncHopetoun beach shelter upgrade
    Ravensthorpe Regional Arts CouncilCelebrating Community Resilience after the Bushfires Event
    Rotary Club of Esperance IncCommunity storage shed extension
    Shire of MenziesMenzies Discovery Day
    West Kimberley
    Boab Festival at DerbyHorizon Power Float Parade
    Broome Chamber of Commerce & IndustryGrow Local Kimberley – Business Workshops
    Broome CircleBroome Community Nursery
    Shire of BroomeBroome Scratchers Coding and Robotics Club
    St John of God Social Outreach ServicesLaptop computers for Indigenous youth
    West Pilbara
    GarlbaguFoundation Food
    Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal CorporationNgurra Nyujunggamu – When the World Was Soft – Seven Sisters Story
    Karratha Community Garden Inc10th Anniversary Celebrations
    Karratha Kart ClubKarratha Kart Club facilities upgrade
    Northwest Multicultural Association WA IncCommunity Language Program (Mandarin and Indonesian)
    Pilbara Trailblazers IncorporatedPilbara Trailblazers
    Swan Districts Football ClubSwans Personal Safety

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