City of Karratha

Inaugural Biannual Community Grants Scheme recipients announced

24 May 2019

More than $260,000 has been allocated to local community and sporting organisations across the City of Karratha through Council’s Biannual Community Grant Scheme.

Councillors approved 11 applications for financial assistance on Monday, with funds to be awarded in the 2019/20 financial year.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said applications were evaluated based on criteria including volunteer hours, event impact, demonstrated community need and sustainability.

“This is the inaugural funding round following Council’s community grants review in December, which recommended combining the Annual Community Association Development Scheme and annual community grants scheme,” Cr Long said.

“Streamlining the two grant schemes to create the Biannual Community Grants Scheme will provide greater consistency and improved outcomes for the community.

“Community and sporting groups are vital to the growth and liveability of our City and these grants reflect Council’s commitment to support local organisations who deliver worthwhile projects and activities.”

Successful applicants:
• Dampier Bowling Club to assist with care and maintenance of the green
• Dampier Community Association to deliver the Billy Cart Derby
• Karratha Women’s Place to facilitate mental, social, emotional and physical health and wellbeing programs
• BighART to facilitate digital programs
• Karratha Gymnastics Club to assist with administration, coaching and office space
• Move Your Body Studio School Readiness Program to provide programs for children with disabilities
• Move Your Body Studio All Abilities Sports Program for facility hire and program equipment
• Raiders Boxing Club to facilitate free boxing classes for at risk youth
• Karratha Senior High School P&C for the ‘My Town in the Pilbara’ video project
• West Pilbara Cricket Association to host the 2019 North West Cup in Karratha
• Karratha City Markets to deliver markets

In addition, Council approved a three-year Memorandum of Understanding with Dampier Community Association and Roebourne PCYC to provide financial assistance totalling more than $198,000 to deliver beachside markets, sunset movies and the Lights On Project.

Image: The Dampier Billy Cart Derby is a popular annual event. Credit: Dampier Community Association