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Community partnerships support our regions

Horizon Power has awarded funding of over $500,000 to 40 community organisations across regional Western Australia in the first round of its 2021/22 Community Partnerships Program.

The Community Partnership Program was revitalised a year ago to support regional communities in a sustainable way. Assessments are based on community need and the funding ranges from $1,000 to $50,000 per proposal.

“Horizon Power has a strong legacy of community partnerships, and we receive applications from a wide variety of organisations doing great work in regional and remote communities.”

said Ms Stephanie Unwin, Chief Executive Officer.

“There are clear guidelines for the types of initiatives that we support. They include not-for-profit organisations, sporting leagues, arts and cultural festivals, Aboriginal communities, wellness projects and tourism events.”

Successful applicants in this round included DV Assist, Ord Valley Events, Fair Game Australia, and the Clontarf Foundation. Several community festivals are also being supported in the Gascoyne/Midwest, West Kimberley and Goldfields Esperance regions.

Other successful applicants included the Nyunnga-Ku Women's Group for a women’s wellbeing hub in Leonora and the Menzies Aboriginal Corporation for a Menzies Community Day.

The Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Broome, Port Hedland and Karratha are also receiving funding to support their work with small and medium businesses.

In 2020/21, Horizon Power awarded a total of $1.1 million in funding to 116 applicants across regional Western Australia, up from $266,000 in 2019/20.

“We’re a regional business with almost 35% of our people living and working in the regions. Horizon Power is committed to working alongside these communities to make a positive contribution.” Ms Unwin said. 

Applications for the second round of the 2021/22 Community Partnerships Program will open in February 2022.

Organisation Name of initiative/program
Ord Valley Events Party in the park - a free community showcase
Yogazeit Ltd Project Deadly Minds Pilbara and Kimberley
Teach Learn Grow TLG Rural Tutoring & Mentoring Program
Clontarf Foundation Engaging young Aboriginal students in Education and Employment in Karratha and Port Hedland
Fair Game Australia Game On and Healthy Communities Program for Regional WA
Barking Gecko Theatre Company - 2 years Powering Imaginations touring roadshow
DV Assist Expansion of DV Assist Services in remote regional areas
Organisation Name of initiative/program
Halls Creek Basketball Association King of the Kimberley 2021
Lake Argyle Swim Inc Lake Argyle swim 2022
Apex Club of Kununurra Apex Kununurra Barra Bash
Kununurra Toy and Puzzle Library 'Just Imagine' Project
East Kimberley Football League EKFL AFL Competition
Organisation Name of initiative/program
Volunteer Marine Rescue Port Hedland Volunteer Marine Rescue Coxswain Skipper Training
Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PHCCI)  PHCCI Pink Breakfast
Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PHCCI) Hedland Young Professionals - Work shops
Organisation Name of initiative/program
Carnarvon Tennis Club Youth and Inclusive engagement
Carnarvon Windfest 2022 Carnarvon Windfest
Carnarvon Fishing Club Inc Carnar-FIN Fishing Competition
Shire of Carnarvon Carnarvon Performing Arts and Culture Program (Carnarvon, Gascoyne Junction and Coral Bay)
Shire of Exmouth Exmouth 2021 Christmas Lights Competition
Parkrun Carnarvon Parkrun for Carnarvon
Organisation Name of initiative/program
Hopetoun Bowling Club Hopetoun Ladies Classic
Nyunnga-Ku Women's Group Women's Wellbeing Community Hub
Menzies Aboriginal Corporation Menzies Community Day
Rotary Club of Esperance Bay Esperance Foreshore Festival & Fireworks
Moving Movies Esperance Equipment Upgrade
Organisation Name of initiative/program
Broome Chamber of Commerce & Industry 2021 Broome Business Excellence Awards
Broome Sports Association Inc. 2021 Broome Sports Awards
Broome Surf Lifesaving Club Broome Surf Club Redevelopment Project
Broome Touch Football Association Junior Touch Program
Derby Animal Welfare Group Upgrade to bookshop and signage
Derby Amateur Swimming Club Coaching/ workshop for swimmers
Broome Chinese Community Broome Chinese Community Lion Dance Troupe Workshops
Burrongglo Aboriginal Corporation Youth Empowerment and healing cultural camp
Organisation Name of initiative/program
Swan Districts Football Club Swans Onslow Youth Centre
Karratha & Districts Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business Excellence Awards 2021
Karratha Junior Rugby League League Uniforms
Onslow Sports Club Shade Sail installation
City of Karratha Karratha Christmas Light Competition
St John WA Onslow Replacement of ageing ambulance vehicles