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Community Grants help boost fun and wellbeing in regional WA communities.

Our Kleenheat Community Grants program is designed to help local go-getters continue to make a positive difference in their communities.

So far, our $1,000 grants have been making a difference to community initiatives across five categories; Connected Communities, Inspiring Bright Minds, Health and Wellbeing, A Healthy Planet and Cultural Diversity.

Our most recent round of Community Grants saw 15 WA-based applicants, receive a grant donation of $1,000 each, to help them continue their great work.

Find out who has received a grant so far.

Local people, local groups, local communities.

Connected Communities – bringing communities together through activities and events that everyone can participate in.

Who: Empowering People in Communities Inc. (EPIC), Kalgoorlie.

What do they do?: EPIC provides help for families in the Kalgoorlie community to support a loved one that is living with a disability. EPIC assists with social support, independent living skills and providing respite for carers.

How the organisation plans to spend the grant: It will help deliver the ‘Christmas in the Park’ community event including the hire of bus, to provide transport to community members in the outer reaches of Kalgoorlie, encouraging inclusion and involvement.

Who: Frankland River Community Resource Centre (CRC), Frankland River.

What do they do?:  The Frankland Valley CRC organises community events, workshops and training programs, assisting those at need within the community, with a focus on building and maintaining positive relationships.

How the organisation plans to spend the grant: It will assist in delivering the Frankland River Family Fun Day Event, providing free family activities for the surrounding farming community. The event will positively impact the local community, bringing everyone together.

Who: WA PCYC Blue Light Fitzroy Crossing., Fitzroy Crossing. Community Grants WA

What do they do?: Blue Light Fitzroy, provide activities and programs for youth and youth at risk in a safe environment that facilitates positive interaction with each other, local Police Officers and the community, with the aim to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

How the organisation plans to spend the grant: The grant will assist the Blue Light Fitzroy team to facilitate future events such as movie nights through the purchase of a big screen and projector for young people to enjoy.

Who: Augusta FM Radio Inc., Augusta WA.

What do they do?: The Augusta FM Radio Inc., provide the local community with a radio station that provides a voice for the region, with local people telling local stories, free community announcements to community groups and emergency broadcasting.

How the organisation plans to spend the grant: It will assist with purchasing software for the local broadcasting team enabling live streaming with listeners outside of their current catchment. This will be potentially vital at times of crises, like emergency messages, or for more positive community-wide messages.

Who: Thommo’s Community Garden Inc., Bunbury, WA.Community Grants WA

What do they do?: The Community Garden grow and deliver fresh, organically grown vegetables and fruit to Bunbury Foodbank every week. The garden provides an enjoyable serene environment for community groups and individuals to lease a garden bed and be part of an inclusive community.

How the organisation plans to spend the grant: The team will purchase a gas barbeque for the communal area, creating a gathering point for community members who wish to learn about the various ways to use the vegetables through the various cultures that participate.

Cultural Diversity – Understanding and celebrating the diversity and culture that enriches our community.

Who: RUAH Community Services, Geraldton.

What do they do?: RUAH provide support to people with severe and enduring mental health issues within the community. This often includes providing crisis and respite accommodation, housing and assistance in maintaining tenancy, as well as support along the recovery journey of clients.

How the organisation plans to spend the grant: It will allow for the painting of the RUAH ‘yarning circle’ by a local Aboriginal client, creating a culturally appropriate space to informally engage with trauma clients, create connection and promote inclusion.Community Grants WA

Who: Dalwallinu Community Resource Centre (CRC), Dalwallinu.

What do they do?: The Dalwallinu Community Resource Centre provides community-focused training, technology and professional services and cultural engagement programs, based purely on community need.

How the organisation plans to spend the grant: The Filipino Community will produce a Philippine Folkdance Showcase to share and demonstrate cultural diversity. This will promote community development and well-being through a more productive partnership within the community.

Health and Wellbeing – Championing the many benefits of a healthy mind and body.

Who: Cuballing Netball Club, Narrogin.

What do they do?: The Cuballing Netball Club is a member of the Netball WA, Aboriginal Grassroots Program which aims to increase participation and development of Aboriginal people in netball.

How the organisation plans to spend the grant: The Club will purchase uniforms for the season ahead, so that the less fortunate have an opportunity to play for the season.

Who: Comfort Quilts Against Cancer Inc., Northam.

What do they do?: The Comfort Quilts team gift their quilts to people undergoing cancer treatment throughout Regional WA and NT. They aim to bring some joy to the recipients from the creativity that goes into each quilt as well as provide a source of warmth, comfort and sense of friendly care.

How the organisation plans to spend the grant: The team at Comfort Quilts intend to use their grant to create awareness for the group and what they offer.

Who: Little Taddies Child Care Centre, Pemberton.

What do they do?: Little Taddies is the only child care service in the Pemberton community for the zero to five years age group. They also offer before and after school care and vacation care.

How the organisation plans to spend the grant: It will be used by the Centre to assist in purchasing more outdoor equipment for the children. They aim to purchase materials for a mud kitchen and new bicycles.

Inspiring Bright Minds – Helping our big-thinkers turn bright ideas into positive change.

Who: Hopetoun Community Resource Centre (CRC) Inc., Hopetoun.Community Grants WA

What do they do?: The Hopetoun CRC provides support, technology assistance, resources, programs, information, education and activities in multiple areas for all ages. They offer a safe and inviting space for all members of the community to utilise.

How the organisation plans to spend the grant: A Crime Scene Investigation Day supported by local Police Officers, where young people will participate in an innovative, exciting, and fun educational activity, focusing on STEM principles, team building, problem solving and critical thinking.

Who: Give Write Inc., all WA.

What do they do?: The team at Give Write collect donated stationary, new or used, to recycle, re-package and re-gift to kids in need in remote communities in WA.

How the organisation plans to spend the grant: The grant will be put towards purchasing or procuring 400 pencil cases, to contribute to their Give Write School Packs.Community Grants WA

Healthy Planet – Groups and initiatives committed to protecting our environment.

Who: Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group Inc., Ludlow.

What do they do?: The objective of the Restoration Group is to help restore and protect the iconic Ludlow Tuart Forest, and engage the community to assist.

How the organisation plans to spend the grant: The grant will contribute to a seedling planting event, where the team will invite up to 54 schools to participate and use the funding to subsidise transport the students so they can attend.

Who: Manjimup Community Garden., Manjimup.

What do they do?: The Manjimup Community Garden (MCG) is a place to learn how to grow food and demonstrate sustainable living. MCG provides fresh fruit, vegetables, seeds and resources throughout the community and runs waterwise workshops and training for productivity.

How the organisation plans to spend the grant: The team will implement a waterwise community garden project, growing fresh fruit and vegetables for the benefit of the community. The garden will be a place where members can learn sustainable practices.

Who: River Conservation Society Inc., York.

What do they do?: The Conservation Society promotes environmental restoration and rehabilitation through various initiatives including an anti-littering program. The aim being to keep the environment clean and healthy for people, fauna and flora.

How the organisation plans to spend the grant: It will contribute to purchasing recycling cages. These cages will encourage the community to recycle their containers, as well as travellers and holidaymakers passing through York.

Learn more about our Kleenheat Community Grants.