Council approves over half a million in funding for not-for-profit organisations

Published on Tuesday, 28 May 2024 at 4:25:49 PM

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has awarded a total of $620,161 as part of its 2024/25 Annual Grant Program.

This amount includes previously approved three-year service agreements, which total $434,914 of funding.

Elected members resolved to approve the significant amount at last night's council meeting, which will see eight new applicants undertake a variety of projects.

Mayor Wilson said the City was proud to offer financial assistance to various not-for-profit organisations who make significant positive contributions to our community.

“Our successful applicants this year span across multiple areas of our community, including sport, arts, recreation, and community services. We are proud to be able to support these organisations and the areas of our city that they serve.”

“This funding will allow applicants to increase their programs, facilities, and community outreach. We hope to see them grow as organisations and further increase their community impact.”

“City Officers have done a lot of work to assist community organisations in improving their applications and overall understanding of the grant process and how their initiatives align with the City’s strategic objectives.”

“These efforts are now evident in the diverse group of new recipients, and it’s wonderful to see that we’re now helping more people in our community.”

Applications were assessed against the City’s Strategic Community Plan 2020/30 and the Annual Grant Program Guidelines. Successful applications meeting the selection criteria may receive three-year service agreements, one-off contributions for major projects, events, capital works, or other nominated funding.

This year’s successful recipients include:

  • Kalgoorlie-Boulder Basketball Association (KBBA) - To develop sustainable pathways for female basketball players transitioning from the Junior League to the National Basketball League.
  • Palace Theatre Recreation Centre Inc - For operational expenses, building maintenance, and a Junior Marshall Training Program.
  • Eastern Goldfields Talent Development Centre (EGTDC) – For a range of coaching and training programs
  • Sandalwood Family Centre (SFC)—To further develop their Intergenerational Play Group, including additional outreach sessions, to meet the growing demand and enhance the program's success.
  • Kalgoorlie Scout Group (KSG) – For rebuilding and upgrading their kitchen and storage rooms.
  • FORM Building a State of Creativity – Towards the Scribblers Festival, Western Australia's leading arts and literature program for young people.
  • Kalgoorlie Volleyball Association Incorporated (KVA) – For additional equipment and a Training and Development program.
  • Royal Lifesaving Society WA – To provide culturally appropriate swimming and water safety lessons to cultural and linguistically diverse members of our community.

More information about this year’s successful grant recipients and the City’s Annual Grant Program can be found on the City’s website.

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Annual Grant Program

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Annual Grant Program provides funding for events, projects, organisations, and services which strengthen and enhance the liveability, social well-being, development, and sustainability of the Kalgoorlie-Boulder community.

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