Grants

The Shire is committed to providing support to not for profit, community based, sporting, cultural, environmental, service groups and associations. This support is to foster high quality programs, community events, facilities and services that provide benefit to the community of the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley. 

This support is distributed to community organisations through three mechanisms: 

  1. Community Quick Grants
  2. Annual Grants 
  3. Rates Assistance Grants (New)

Community Quick Grants – Up To $500

Community Quick Grants are a mechanism to support local clubs and community groups for amounts up to $500.00 (per organisation per annum). The Grants are available at any time and the application process is relatively basic. 

In 2016/17 financial year, a total of $12,871.33 was made available to support a range of community groups such as:

  • Kangaroo Haven Family Fun Day
  • NAIDOC Week Committee  - NAIDOC Week 2017
  • Wunan Foundation - Indigenous Business Expo
  • Western Urban Associates - Kununurra Street Chaplain Project
  • Kununurra Taekwondo  - Club Development
  • Kununurra and Wyndham Returned Services Leagues - ANZAC Day Services
  • Kununurra Toy & Puzzle Library - Purchase of new Equipment
  • Kununurra Crazy Crocs Playgroup - Purchase of new equipment
  • Kalumburu Tremulla Strong Women's  Telling Story Project
  • Wyndham Picture Gardens - POS Upgrade

And  many more!

Community Quick Grant Application 
Community Quick Grant Acquittal 

Should you require further information or guidance with regards to your application, please contact the Shire's Community Development Officer, Evea Lousick via evea.lousick@swek.wa.gov.au or  08 9168 4100 to discuss. 

Annual Grants and Rates Assistance - $500 +

Annual & Rates Assistance Grants provide the opportunity for not for profit, community based, sporting, cultural, environmental, service groups and associations to apply for funding for  Rates Assistance or larger scale projects over $500.00. These grants open 1 May to 30 June annually. 

Annual Grants:

Annual Grants provide the opportunity for not for profit, community based, sporting, cultural, environmental, service groups and associations to apply for funding for larger scale projects over $500.00.

Annual Grants may support (noting eligibility requirements):

  • Capital Works
  • Purchase of equipment; or
  • General project expenses.

Rates Assistance Grants (New):

Rates Assistance Grants provide the opportunity for not for profit community groups and associations occupying rateable land to apply for funding for the payment of their rates. A Rates Assistance Grant is only applicable to rates, and not to service charges, the waste management charge, and/or the Emergency Services Levy.

Residential properties not used in the primary service delivery of the community group or association’s activities or services will not be eligible for a Rates Assistance Grant.

Community groups or associations that in the opinion of Council, provide activities which are not core activities and/or are in direct competition with a service provided by an established private operator within the district, will not be eligible for rates assistance for that portion of the site being utilised for the activity.

Annual Grants and Rates Assistance Application Form
Annual Grants and Rates Assistance Acquittal Form 

Annual Grant Award - 2017/2018 Financial Year:

Applicant

Grant Category

Amount or % Awarded

Kimberley Action Sports

Rates Assistance

100%

Lake Kununurra Golf Club

Rates Assistance

100%

Ord River Sailing Club

Rates Assistance

100%

Kununurra Campdraft & Rodeo Association

Rates Assistance

100%

Kununurra Race Club

Rates Assistance

100%

Kununurra Agricultural Society

Rates Assistance

100%

Ord Pistol Club

Rates Assistance

100%

Kununurra Waterski Club

Rates Assistance

100%

Kununurra Picture Gardens

Rates Assistance

100%

Kununurra Motocross Club

Rates Assistance

100%

Wyndham Picture Gardens

Rates Assistance

100%

Kimberley Action Sports - Lake Argyle Adventure Race 2018

Annual Grant

$5,000

Lake Argyle Swim Inc. - Lake Argyle Swim  2018

Annual Grant

$10,000

Kununurra Community Garden & Education Centre Development

Annual Grant

$2,500

Ord Valley Events  - Ord Valley Muster 2018

Annual Grant

$20,000

Kununurra Motocross Club - Track Lighting installation

Annual Grant

$50,000

Wunan Foundation - EKAAA 2017

Annual Grant

$10,000

Kununurra Agricultural Society - Agricultural Show 2017

Annual Grant

$10,000

Kununurrra Agricultural Society - Agricultural Show 2018

Annual Grant

$10,000

Wyndham Community Events - Stars on the Bastion 2018

Annual Grant

$15,000

Kununurra Water Ski Club – Dam to Dam 2018

Annual Grant

$10,000

Kununurra Neighbourhood House – International Women’s Day Women’s Seminar

Annual Grant

$5,500

KidSport

KidSport enables Western Australian children to participate in community sport and recreation, no matter their financial circumstances. Eligible youth aged 5–18 years can apply for financial assistance to contribute towards club fees. The fees will go directly to the registered KidSport clubs through their participating local government. While the primary objective of KidSport is to ensure all Western Australian children can participate in sport and recreation clubs, its secondary objective is to engage these children and their families in the community.

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Information for parents

What are the eligibility criteria?

  • Applicant must be aged 5-18 years.
  • Applicant must have a Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card or be referred by a recognised referral agent.
  • Applicant primary place of residence must be in the local government area they are applying to.
  • It is preferred that applicants register with a club that is in their local government area.

What else?

  • Funding will cover the cost of fees to join the nominated sport or recreation club (this may include other related costs as identified by the club).
  • Maximum of up to $200 per child per calendar year.
  • Fees are only for the nominated registered season.
  • No retrospective fees will be paid.
  • No limitation to number of applications per family as long as criteria is met. 

Information for clubs

Sport and Recreation clubs wishing to be involved in the KidSport program should create a log in and register online at www.clubsonline.dsr.wa.gov.au. Please note you may want to contact Department of Sport and Recreation previously to check if your club has already created a log in, in the past.

 To be eligible clubs can be a:

  • Not-for-profit sport or recreation club, and if applicable, affiliated with a recognised State Sporting Association or have affiliation through a State organisation.
  • Business/privately owned BUT individual members MUST be affiliated with a recognised State Sporting Association or have affiliation through a State organisation.

Once registered, KidSport Clubs can start to receive applications and invoice the local government for the cost of the child’s fees and other related costs as identified. Clubs can help to promote KidSport to their members by linking with their local government to access application forms or include information in their club newsletters.