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Community grants

City of Greater Geraldton Community Grants

Posted: March 14th, 2013

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Applications are now open for Round 12 of the City of Greater Geraldton’s Community Grants Program.

The grants provide assistance to local community groups and organisations that make positive contributions to the Greater Geraldton region.

Submissions close 5pm, Thursday 28th March 2013.

For eligibility and applications requirements, visit the City of Greater Geraldton website, or contact Natalie Hope on (08) 9956 6621 or natalieh@cgg.wa.gov.au

Grants for Indigenous Land Acquisition and Management

Posted: March 5th, 2013

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Do you need assistance in acquiring or managing land?

The Indigenous Land Corporation’s (ILC) Land Management program assists Indigenous landholders to sustainably manage and develop land. Applications close 26 April 2013. Click here for eligibility and application requirements.

The ILC’s Land Acquisition program acquires and grants property to Indigenous organisations that work towards achieving Indigenous benefits. Applications close 28 June 2013. Click here for eligibility and application requirements.

For more information, phone 1800 818 490 or visit www.ilc.gov.au

Gascoyne Community Grants

Posted: February 25th, 2013

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Grants of up to $10,000 are available to eligible not-for-profit organisations to improve the health, well-being and quality of life in Gascoyne communities.

The Gascoyne Community Foundation (GCF) is a local, independent, not for profit trust fund set up to help the region’s communities build and attract funds for the future. Applications for this one-off grant scheme are being accepted until 22 March 2013.

For information on this and other Gascoyne grant schemes visit the Gascoyne Development Commission or email jill.dwyer@gdc.wa.gov.au

Applications Open for Community Landcare Grants

Posted: February 15th, 2013

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Applications for the Community Landcare Grants are now open, with grants from $5,000 to $50,000 available to help local community groups take on-ground action in natural resource management.
Local community and farming groups involved in sustainable production are encouraged to apply. Eligible projects may include soil conditioning, erosion reduction, weed and pest control as well as other activities that reduce the impact of aquaculture and commercial fishing on the environment.
The grants form part of the Australian government’s ‘Caring for Country’ initiative which aims to promote the sustainable management of the country’s natural resources by supporting communities, farmers and other local groups protect Australia’s natural environment.
For more information including eligibility and application requirements, visit the Caring for Country website.
Applications close 20 March 2013.

Grants for Women Program 2013

Posted: January 22nd, 2013

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The Department of Communities is currently seeking applications for its ‘Grants for Women’ program 2013.

The program will provide grants of up to $5,000 to eligible groups and organisations which seek to strengthen the health and wellbeing, economic security, leadership and safety of women in both the home and community.

Click here for guidelines and eligibility requirements, and visit the Department of Communities Website to access an application form.

Applications for 2013 will close 5:00pm on Friday, 8 March 2013.

Fore more information, contact the Grants and Contacts Officer on (08) 6551 8700 or email grants@communities.wa.gov.au

2013 Mullewa Community Trust Grants Program

Posted: November 30th, 2012

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Applications are now open for the 2013 Mullewa Community Trust Grants program.

Each year, the Mullewa district receives funding from Mount Gibson Mining Ltd which assists community development initiatives.

In conjunction with the City of Greater Geraldton, the program allocates funds to groups who can demonstrate how their activites would benefit the community.

To be eligible, projects proposed by community groups should be in the areas of youth leadership development, arts and cultural activities, sports and recreation, community welfare or tourism.

Community groups are also encouraged to submit joint grant applications.

Application forms can be obtained from the Mullewa district office, or downloaded from the City of Greater Geraldton website.

Applications close 28 December 2012.

Community Grants available through resource companies

Posted: April 18th, 2012

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Applications are now open for community grants from BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto’s Dampier Salt.

BHP Billiton’s Community Grants Program provides financial assistance for initiatives that enhance community life in the areas of Indigenous wellbeing, environment, twonship amenity, quality education, health and wellbeing and community involvement.

Applications for BHP’s Community Grants Program close on 1 May. For more information email waironorecommunity@bhpbilliton.com or call 9173 6680 (Port Hedland), 9175 3505 (Newman) or 6224 4243 (Perth)

Rio Tinto’s Dampier Salt is offering financial assistance to short-term community projects in the Carnarvon, Dampier, Karratha and Port Hedland areas that are unique, innovative, address community and education issues, or require infrastructure.

Applications for Dampier Salt’s Community Grants Scheme close on 29 June. For more information visit the Dampier Salt website, or call 9270 9252

Computers available for low income families in the Pilbara

Posted: April 16th, 2012

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Families in Karratha, Roebourne, Wickham, South Hedland and Port Hedland can now apply to the Smith Family to receive a refurbished home computer, a four-week basic computer training course, and a year of internet access, all for free.

The Smith Family’s Technology Packs initiative, in partnership with Royalties for Regions and BHP Billiton, was designed to provide families with a computer connected to the internet at home at an affordable cost. To be eligible, families must have school aged children, have proof of low income status (health care or pension concession card), and not already own a home computer.

The Smith Family is a children’s charity that helps disadvantaged children. Click here to learn more about the Smith Family.

The “Tech Pack Project” aims to improve community digital literacy, equipping children and their families who may otherwise not be able to afford computers, with the technological skills that are now prerequisites for participation in lifelong learning and social inclusion.

According to the Smith Family, research shows that access to ICT (information, communication and technology) can increase study and employment opportunities for parents and young people, improve the capacity of parents to support children at school, increase the engagement of children at school, and improve individual’s self-esteem and overall wellbeing.

To find out more about the Tech Packs Project, or to register for a computer, contact Daphne Trevurza or Carol Warren (Karratha) on 9144 1854 or tsfkarratha@thesmithfamily.com.au,  or Nia Hadenfeldt  (Hedland) on 9172 2408 or tsfhedland@thesmithfamily.com.au

Geraldton Community Grants now open

Posted: April 3rd, 2012

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The City of Greater Geraldton is now taking applications for its Community Grants Program. Grants will be awarded to community groups and organisations to help them make positive contributions to the quality of life in the Geraldton region.

Applications can be submitted in any of the following categories:

  • Cultural Grant – Opportunities for Creativity
  • Economy Grant – Opportunities for Prosperity
  • Environmental Grant – Opportunities for Sustainability
  • Governance Grant – Leading the Opportunities
  • Social Grant – Opportunities for Lifestyle 

Applications close Friday, 20 April 2012. For guidelines, applications and more information, visit the City of Greater Geraldton’s website.