Applications for the next round of funding for the Kimberley Community Grants Scheme are now closed.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations and schools for projects that support and empower local communities in the Kimberley.

Together with Lions Club of Broome, we started what was originally known as the West Kimberley Grant Scheme in 2016, to create opportunities for the Kimberley community. Since then, individuals and local communities have come together to deliver valuable initiatives that foster creativity, innovation and overall wellbeing.

The Kimberley Community Grants Scheme is funded through the sale of Rhodes grass hay produced at Water Corporation’s Broome North Water Resource Recovery Facility. Since 2016, the scheme has awarded more than $445,000 to 80 grassroots organisations for projects that make a positive difference to communities across the region.

How our grants have benefited the local community

16 May 2022 | Update

A fruitful outcome for Yakanarra

Thanks to a new citrus garden planted using a grant from Water Corporation and Lions Club of Broome, there will be healthy snack options for a remote Kimberley community.

  • Community
  • Grants
  • Plants
Johnny Darryl and Jermaine planting a citrus tree in Yakanarra
10 May 2021 | Update

Kununurra Community Garden converts fridges into raised garden beds

Families in Kununurra have converted fridges into raised garden beds with funding from the Water Corporation’s Kimberley Community Grants Scheme.

  • Community
  • Grants
Image of woman with child on lap and dog next to them. They are crouched beside a fridge that has been upcycled into a raised garden bed and hand-painted.
10 May 2021 | Update

Mamabulanjin Aboriginal Corporation's sea container ablution block

Mamabulanjin Aboriginal Corporation has transformed a sea container into an ablution block with funding from Water Corporation’s Kimberley Community Grants scheme.

  • Community
  • Grants
Image of two staff members from Mamabulanjin Aboriginal Corporation smiling while testing the showerhead at new ablution block facility on fruit farm

Grants through the sales of Rhodes Grass

We generate funding for the Grants through the sale of Rhodes Grass hay. The hay is produced at our Broome North Water Resource Recovery Facility, as an environmentally friendly means of disposing of Broome's recycled water.

 

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Grant objectives

  • Support the long term development, growth and vitality of the Kimberley
  • Build an appreciation of nature and an awareness of the preciousness of water
  • Provide the opportunity for community to identify and respond to local issues
  • Empower the community to take an active role in improving their quality of life
  • Foster community involvement and wellbeing

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive a community grant, applicants must:

  • Be a not-for-profit constituted body, school or education institution
  • Located within, or offer a project within, the Kimberley
  • Comply with our Community Grants guidelines

Successful applicants must agree to our funding terms and conditions. Your project must take place within 12 months of receiving funds.

Assessment process

The Kimberley Community Grants Committee will assess all applications. The committee comprises representatives from Water Corporation, Lions Club of Broome and various local community organisations.

In reviewing applications, the committee will consider the aims of your project, the number of people that will benefit from your project, as well as benefits to the wider community. 

How to apply

Applications for the next round of funding have now closed. For more information about the Kimberley Community Grants, please review the grants guidelines, call us on 9186 8266 or email us.