Regional communities supported with more than $400,000 awarded

  • More than $400,000 awarded to 55 regional WA community organisations
  • Horizon Power’s Community Partnerships Program awards more than $3 million to over 250 regional initiatives since 2020
  • Support for organisations impacted by Kimberley floods

The McGowan Government, through Horizon Power’s Community Partnerships Program, is proud to award funding of $425,618 to 55 community organisations across regional and remote Western Australia.

The Community Partnership’s Round 6 funding builds on almost $600,000 awarded to 59 community organisations in September 2022 and extends the McGowan Government’s strong legacy of partnering with regional communities.

Horizon Power’s Community Partnerships Program is focused on supporting sustainable and vibrant communities in the regional energy provider’s service areas – the Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne/Mid-West and Goldfields-Esperance.

Funding will benefit a range of community organisations and events across regional and remote WA. This includes sporting associations, arts and cultural groups, women’s groups, animal welfare organisations, Aboriginal corporations, community resource centres and local governments.

Horizon Power is proud to be partnering with organisations in the West Kimberley which are delivering initiatives supporting communities impacted by the devastating floods.

The West Kimberley partnerships, valued at $70,000, will support two initiatives from the Fitzroy Valley Rodeo Club – the Recreational Equine Assisted Learning and Therapy program and urgent repairs to flood damaged infrastructure, to help enable the 2023 Fitzroy Crossing Annual Campdraft and Rodeo event.

Twenty-five per cent of new partnerships in Round 6 have been signed with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander registered organisations. This includes the refurbishment of the Middle Beach amenities at Ardyaloon (One Arm Point), in the West Kimberley, which is a culturally important location for community members.

Round 6 partnerships continue to reach communities into Horizon Power’s more remote service areas. This includes funding for the Leonora Local Drug Action Group, which is engaging the most vulnerable youth in the local and neighbouring communities, through its Connect and Grow Basketball Project. The program will be delivered across particular towns in the Goldfields and Mid-West.

Funding will also support the reinvigoration of the Marble Bar Community Resource Centre, so they can host community events and attract visitors to support the economic development of the Pilbara town.

Horizon Power’s partnerships also help local governments deliver accessible community-led events and initiatives, such as the Shire of Meekatharra’s 2023 Meeka Outback Festival in the Mid-West. A multi-year partnership with the Broome Aboriginal Media Association’s program will culminate in the Kimberley, Pilbara and Goldfields Girl showcase events over the next three years. Other partnerships include furnishings for Onslow Men’s Shed’s new facilities and the creation of a vibrant kids’ space for families at the Gascoyne Growers markets.

The Community Partnerships Program provides funding of up to $50,000 to successful organisations and events. Key evaluation criteria ensure successful applications are strategically aligned, deliver benefits in the Horizon Power service area, demonstrate clear community outcomes, and have a positive impact on a large portion of the community.

Applications for Horizon Power’s 2023/24 Community Partnerships Program will open in early August 2023. For more information, visit

As stated by Energy Minister Bill Johnston:

“Horizon Power’s Community Partnerships Program plays a significant role in fostering vibrant communities in regional and remote Western Australia. This program recognises the changing needs of communities, and we are proud to be able to support organisations which are delivering benefits to these regions, including those impacted by the devastating floods.

“As WA’s regional energy provider, Horizon Power values the relationships it has with passionate community members and organisations who are developing grassroot programs which are making a real difference in the regions. This program helps enable these initiatives to deliver positive outcomes and empower our communities.”

Full list of successful applicants

Cross-regional and events
Organisation Initiative
Anglicare WASafety Through Technology: headspace Security Systems
Broome Aboriginal Media AssociationYoung Indigenous Women’s Pathways Program (YIWPP) – Kimberley, Pilbara and Goldfields Girl
Kidsafe WACommunity Safety Education Program
Leonora Local Drug Action GroupConnect and Grow Basketball Project
North Pilbara Football LeagueCommunity Umpire Headsets
Royal Life Saving Society Western Australia IncorporatedJunior Spirit Carnivals
East Kimberley
Australian Schools PlusFirst Lego League STEM Robotics – HCDHS
East Kimberley Chamber of Commerce and IndustryEvents and promotional equipment
Kimberley Language Resource CentreKimberley Aboriginal Language Garden
Kununurra Neighbourhood House Inc (KNH)Enhancing emergency food relief capacity at KNH
Shire of Halls CreekHalls Creek Aboriginal Women’s Group (AWG)
Warmun Local Drug Action GroupWomen of Warmun – Taking Action Creating Change (WOWTACC)
Apex Club of KununurraAPEX Kununurra Barra Bash
East Pilbara
Care for Hedland Environmental Association“Everyone can compost” – Compost bin giveaway
Marble Bar Community Resource CentreStage 1 Revival of Marble Bar – events in the community
Port Hedland Chamber of CommercePort Hedland Business Excellence Awards
Rose Nowers Early Learning CentreFostering Imagination, our Dream Playground
Youth Involvement CouncilHedland Youth Voice
Town of Port HedlandAnnual program of community events
Exmouth Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Inc.Community engagement marquee
Gascoyne Growers Market IncGascoyne Growers Market – kids’ space
Kennedy Range Campdraft Association2023 Kennedy Range Campdraft
Shark Bay Bowling Sport and Recreation ClubUpgrade of kitchen facilities
Shire of CueYouth Program and NAIDOC Week event
Shire of MeekatharraMeekatharra Outback Festival
Shire of SandstoneShire of Sandstone recreation facility
Shire of Shark Bay2023 Beats in the Bay Festival
Shire of Upper GascoyneGascoyne Junction Community Gymnasium for Health and Wellness
Cascade Parents and Citizens Association “Fort”-ifying Farming Families
Cycling Development FoundationLaverton Cycling Project
Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Inc)‘ECCI 2023 Celebration Evening’ Business Awards
Esperance Community ArtsTaste of the World: A celebration of multiculturalism in Esperance
Hopetoun Bowling ClubHopetoun Ladies Classic
Hopetoun Community Resource Centre Inc.Fitz Kids Cook!
Hopetoun Senior Citizens and Associates IncUpgrade of kitchen at Mary Ann Haven (Hopetoun Senior Citizens Centre)
Norseman District High School P&CNorseman Art and Garden Show
The Cannery Arts Centre IncFor Our Elders’ exhibition
West Kimberley
Ardyaloon IncorporatedMiddle Beach amenities refurbishment
Bidyadanga Aboriginal Community La Grange Inc.Community Centre upgrade – Stage 1
Boab Festival at Derby Inc.Horizon Power Float Parade and Horizon Power Get Ya Bounce On supported by Lotterywest
Broome Chamber of Commerce & IndustryBroome Business Excellence Awards 2023
Broome Men’s Shed Inc.Broome Men’s Shed (BMS) community trailer
Broome Volunteer Fire and Rescue ServiceRe-purposing of 1961 Bedford fire truck
Derby Media Aboriginal CorporationStudio upgrade
Djarindjin Aboriginal CorporationUpgrade to new basketball court
Fitzroy Valley Rodeo ClubRecreational equine assisted learning and therapy
Fitzroy Valley Rodeo ClubFitzroy Crossing Annual Campdraft and Rodeo
Marrugeku Inc.Mutiara
Mowanjum Aboriginal CorporationConference/training room technology upgrade
West Pilbara
Karratha Family CentreKFC outdoor play space rejuvenation project
Ngarliyarndu Bindirri Aboriginal CorporationInstallation of security measures at the NBAC hub to reduce theft and vandalism
Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation LtdIeramugadu Ngarda-ngarli Employment and Training
Onslow Men’s ShedFurnishing the new Shed
Onslow Sports Club Inc.Kitchen upgrade – commercial dishwasher
Shire of AshburtonPassion of the Pilbara community festival

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