Applications open for Horizon Power’s community grants

Revellers at Shinju Matsuri wade in shallow waters at the beach (horizon community)
Shinju Matsuri (Image: Horizon Power)

Round 8 of Horizon Power’s Community Partnerships program is now open, with $450,000 available for regional organisations making a difference across Western Australia.

Horizon Power’s Community Partnerships program provides $1.1 million each financial year to community initiatives and events that positively impact our remote and regional communities.

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Partnerships of up to $10,000 are available to successful applicants of initiatives within a single region and $50,000 for organisations impacting multiple regional communities.

The program aims to support not-for-profit organisations and local government authorities in enhancing the vibrancy of communities within Horizon Power’s service area—across the Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne, Mid West, Esperance and Goldfields regions.

The program focuses on supporting organisations that are regionally based and have a strong community impact, with key evaluation criteria ensuring funds go toward initiatives and events that are accessible to a large portion of the community and contribute to broad community wellbeing.

Applications for Round 8 of the Horizon Power Community Partnerships—the first of two rounds in 2024—are open until 11 March, 2024. Successful recipients will be announced in April.

In October 2023, Horizon Power’s Community Partnerships proudly provided $530,575 to 65 regional WA community organisations. Recipients included Broome’s Shinju Matsuri, the Ord Valley Muster in Kununurra, Esperance’s Winter Wonderland, Christmas celebrations, as well as regional chambers of commerce and industry, Aboriginal organisations and volunteer emergency services.

Horizon Power CEO Stephanie Unwin said the regional energy provider was “committed to supporting regional communities in a sustainable way and proud of the strong partnerships formed with organisations making such a difference in their communities”.

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“On behalf of the State Government, we have invested more than $3.5 million over the past four years to support more than 300 incredible grassroots initiatives and events, working alongside these organisations which are making valuable contributions to our regions,” she said.

To apply for a Horizon Power Community Partnership, for more details about the program or to sign up for an information session, click here.

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