Regional Grants Scheme injects close to $1 million into the region

Date published: 4/06/2015

A total of $981,111 has been invested in the Goldfields-Esperance region as part of the Goldfields-Esperance Regional Grants Scheme, under the Royalties for Regions programme.

Minister for Regional Development, Terry Redman,  today announced the successful applicants from the 2015 Regional Grants Scheme, which closed on 11 December 2014. The funding has been made available to assist with the development of infrastructure, services and community projects across the Goldfields-Esperance region.

The GEDC Chairperson, Tony Crook, said "I am thrilled to see that a total of 8 Goldfields-Esperance projects have been selected to receive funding towards their project. From supporting short term accommodation solutions in Laverton, assisting community organisations with the upgrade of community facilities such as the Cascade Community Centre Renovations and the delivery of Country Arts WA's Focus regional initiatives, the successful projects will have significant positive impacts on our region".

The GEDC received 26 applications seeking in excess of $3.4 million in funding to support projects to the total value of $9.2 million. Successful recipients include:

  • Burnna Yurrul Aboriginal Corporation - $91,830 towards Laverton Short Stay Accommodation Facility
  • Country Arts WA - $155,750 towards Focus Regional Initiative
  • Eastern Goldfields YMCA Inc. - $149, 000 towards Community Helping Hand Project
  • Cascade Town Recreation Association Inc. $90,000 towards Cascade Town Community Centre Renovations
  • Wongutha CAPS - $216,490 towards Wongutha CAPS Independent Living Complex
  • City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder - $114,756.37 towards Lord Forrest Olympic Pool.
  • Hope Community Services Inc. $33,255 towards Yarning space facility for headspace in Kalgoorlie and
  • Kalgoorlie Creche Inc - $130,029.63 towards DEVELOP Project.

More information on the Regional Grants Scheme is available in the funding section of the website.