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 two mechanisms:
- Community Quick Grants
- Annual Community Grants
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 + GST (per organisation per annum). The Grants are available at any time and the application process is relatively basic.
In 2015/16 financial year, a total of $7,994.60 (ex GST) was made available to support a range of community groups such as:
- Cancer Council WA - Kununurra Relay for Life Event
- East Kimberley Sports Association - 2014 East Kimberley Sports Awards
- Wyndham Historical Society - Display Area at Wyndham Museum
- Save the Children Australia - Communities for Children Project
Community Quick Grant Application or complete online
Community Quick Grant Acquittal or complete online
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Annual Grants - $500 +
Annual Community 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 + GST. These grants open 1 August annually.
The purpose of an annual grant is to effectively and consistently deal with a variety of large requests for funding that Council receives. Based on assessment of the applications received, previously funding was awarded to the following groups:
Annual Grant Award - 2016/2017 Financial Year
2017 Lake Argyle Adventure Race
|2017 Lake Argyle Swim
|2017 Ord Valley Muster
|Wyndham Historical Society - Roof Restoration
|Wyndham Stars on the Bastion
|2017 Dam 2 Dam
|Kununurra Motorcross - Spectator Shade
|Kimberley Girl Guides - Trip to Perth to attend 2017 State Award Ceremony
East Kimberley Chamber of Commerce and Industry - 2017 Kimberley Economic Development Forum
Annual Community Grant Application or complete online
Annual Community Grant Acquittal or complete online
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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.
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.
- 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.