Good response to Royalties for Regions Grants Round

Date published: 28/09/2016

The recent Round of applications for the Royalties for Regions Regional Grant Scheme and Community Chest Fund, which closed on 22 September, 2016, was well subscribed and attracted a total of 45 applications.

The Goldfields-Esperance Regional Grants Scheme (GERGS), which provides grants from 50,001 to $300,000 received twenty applications (20), requesting a total of $3.41 million from an available fund of $1.53 million.

The Community Chest Fund, which caters for smaller grants, up to $50,000 attracted twenty five (25) applications, requesting over $862,000 from an available total of $555,555.

Applications are currently being assessed and will be considered by the GEDC Board. It is anticipated that the final endorsement of approved projects will be received before January 2017.