Community groups encouraged to apply for funding

Released 15 December 2016

Community groups and events that would benefit from funding help are being encouraged to apply for the latest round of community sponsorship grants.

Broome-based community groups and events can apply for up to $10,000 each under the Shire of Broome Community Sponsorship and Energy Developments Limited West Kimberley Community Donations programs.

Applications are now open for the latest funding round and will be accepted until 28 February 2017, with an information session to help interested parties to be held on 24 January 2017.

Broome Shire President, Ron Johnston, said that in 2016 more than $105,000 was distributed to 19 different community groups and events.

“Broome is blessed with a vibrant and active community and an exciting calendar of events, and the annual Community Sponsorship program is one of the ways the Shire supports these groups - by providing funds to help them achieve their goals,” Cr Johnston said.

“The Community Sponsorship program provides funding to help community-based organisations, in partnership with the Shire, to develop social, cultural, economic, recreational, environmental and reconciliation projects and initiatives.”

A portion of the available funding is made possible through a partnership between the Shire of Broome and Energy Developments Limited through the West Kimberley Community Donations program.

Anyone considering applying is encouraged to contact Shire of Broome Youth and Community Development Officer, Kathryn Glass, on (08) 9191 3456 to discuss the project, and more information is available at the link below.

The information session on Tuesday 24 January will run from 5pm to 6pm at the Shire of Broome to provide advice and help to make a submission, and all those considering applying are encouraged to attend. RSVPs are required to Ms Glass (08) 9191 3456 or

Media Contact: Shire of Broome Administration, (08) 9191 3456
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