Horizon Power awards $400,000 to regional communities

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The Western Australian Government, through Horizon Power’s Community Partnerships Program, has awarded funding of $425,618 to 55 community organisations across regional and remote parts of the state.

The Community Partnership’s Round 6 funding builds on almost $600,000 awarded to 59 community organisations in September 2022 and extends the WA Government’s strong legacy of partnering with regional communities.

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Horizon Power’s Community Partnerships Program is focused on supporting sustainable and vibrant communities in the regional energy provider’s service areas—the Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne/Mid-West and Goldfields-Esperance.

Funding will benefit a range of community organisations and events across regional and remote WA. This includes sporting associations, arts and cultural groups, women’s groups, animal welfare organisations, Aboriginal corporations, community resource centres and local governments.

Horizon Power said it was proud to be partnering with organisations in the West Kimberley delivering initiatives supporting communities impacted by the devastating floods.

Western Australian Energy Minister Bill Johnston said, “Horizon Power’s Community Partnerships Program plays a significant role in fostering vibrant communities in regional and remote Western Australia. This program recognises the changing needs of communities, and we are proud to be able to support organisations which are delivering benefits to these regions, including those impacted by the devastating floods.

“As WA’s regional energy provider, Horizon Power values the relationships it has with passionate community members and organisations who are developing grassroots programs which are making a real difference in the regions. This program helps enable these initiatives to deliver positive outcomes and empower our communities.”

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The Community Partnerships Program provides funding of up to $50,000 to successful organisations and events. Key evaluation criteria ensure successful applications are strategically aligned, deliver benefits in the Horizon Power service area, demonstrate clear community outcomes, and have a positive impact on a large portion of the community.

Applications for Horizon Power’s 2023/24 Community Partnerships Program will open in early August 2023.

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