Horizon Power community partnerships recipients announced

Group of excited looking members from a regional community group holding community partnership grant plaques
East Kimberley Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Horizon Power‘s community partnerships program has awarded $468,888 in funding to support 57 community organisations and events throughout regional and remote Western Australia.

The program has awarded almost $4.5 million to more than 450 initiatives in regional WA since 2020.

Related article: Applications open for Horizon Power’s community grants

Recipients of the latest round include the Country Women’s Association in Derby, Carnarvon Golf Club and Esperance Soccer Association, with the funding to support upgrading their club facilities to better serve their members.

Events such as the Meekatharra Outback Festival, Denham’s Beats in the Bay and the Munumburra Festival in Wyndham will also receive funding.

Meanwhile, the state’s diversity will be celebrated with support for initiatives such as the Pilbara Pride Festival in Port Hedland and the Kepa Kurl Youth NAIDOC Ball in Esperance.

The state government, through Horizon Power, provides $1.1 million each financial year to regional community initiatives and events, with $542,575 awarded to 66 regional organisations in October 2023.

Applications for the program’s next round will open in mid-July, with further details available here.

Horizon Power CEO Stephanie Unwin said, “Horizon Power values its relationships with passionate community members and organisations in our regions.

“These community members are responsible for developing and delivering innovative grassroots programs and events which are making a valuable contribution to our regions.

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“Our Community Partnerships Program enables these initiatives to deliver positive outcomes and empower our communities.”

The full list of recipients is available here.

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