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The Kimberley Community Action Fund (KCAF) program is a WA Government $2 million (over two years) grant program supporting local solutions to reduce crime in the Kimberley Region.

Delivered by the Kimberley Development Commission, up to $100,000 is available for individual projects that:

  • reduce crime;
  • improve community safety and security;
  • provide engaging activities and places for young people at risk of offending; and
  • enhance community empowerment.

Applications for Round 2 are now closed.

The following documents will assist with your application.


For more information regarding the KCAF program, please contact the commission, or 9148 2100. 

Note: Applicants are encouraged to seek advice from KDC on their project proposal before submitting an application.

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Information on previous funding rounds

Round 2: Opened 3 July 2023 and closed 31 August 2023. The KCAF Grants attracted 24 applications seeking $1,405,936 in funding. The following projects were successful:

Round 2 Kimberley Community Action Fund (KCAF) Grants

Organisation Project Description Funding
Wunan Foundation LifeChanger To deliver workshops in mentorship, life skills, and personal growth with youth at-risk alongside mentors. $100,000
Yawoorroong Miriuwung Gajerrong Yirrgeb Noong Dawang Aboriginal (MG) Corporation MG Corporation Youth Patrol Project To provide a Youth Night Patrol service 3 nights a week in Kununurra $100,000
Shire of Broome A Sporting Chance To enable youth from remote communities to participate in existing diversionary activities in Broome. $93,600
The Skill Engineer Ltd Roots and Brew Studios To support vocational learning for at-risk young people in horticulture, hair styling, music creation, metal sculpturing and hospitality. $99,145
Wirrimanu Aboriginal Corporation Tjiitjuku Ngurra To improve safety, security, and amenity at the Balgo Youth Centre through capital upgrades and minor equipment purchases. $93,470
Marra Worra Worra Aboriginal Corporation FX Safe Place To establish a ‘safe place’ for street present youth in Fitzroy in circumstances where its not safe for youth to return home $87,603
Waringarri Arts Aboriginal Corporation Family & Community Empowerment & Well-being Project To deliver cultural activities for children and their families to empower and build resilience. $95,736
Shire of Halls Creek Halls Creek CCTV Safety Project To upgrade CCTV infrastructure in Halls Creek township $100,000
Kununurra Neighbourhood House Neighbourhood Centre Security Project To upgrade CCTV and security alarm infrastructure. 40,239
Wyndham Youth Aboriginal Corporation Wyndham Farm and Horse Skills Development for disengaged Local Youth. To establish an agricultural property and short-term horse skills program for at-risk youth $95,651
Fair Game Australia Ltd Fit and Healthy in the Kimberley with Fair Game To deliver diversionary sport and recreation activities, and health education, alongside mentorship of Kimberley youth workers $100,000

Round 1: Opened 31 May 2022 and closed 30 June 2022. The KCAF Grants attracted 24 applications seeking $1,859,823 in funding. The following projects were successful:

Round 1 Kimberley Community Action Fund (KCAF) Grants

Shire of BroomeA Sporting ChanceA youth diversionary program offering a safe environment for young people to engage in popular sports, job training and professional development workshops will be provided. Local and State sporting identities will hold skills clinics and police participation will enable the building of positive relationships with participants.$86,034
Djarindjin Aboriginal CorpDevelopment of Family Empowerment ProgramThe program focuses on decreasing crime and increasing community engagement by providing youth sports programs, increased engagement with neighbouring communities, and improved youth centre facilities. A whole of community approach will be implemented.$78,000
Nyamba Buru Yawuru LtdMayingan Manja (plenty food) for EldersA culturally informed on-country program will be delivered to at-risk and justice system involved youth. Youth will be equipped with the skills, tools and knowledge to ensure that ‘right-way’ customary hunting practices are practiced and passed onto the next generation and all mayi (bush foods) will be given back to community elders.$100,000
Wunan Foundation IncSwimming the River on Horseback (SRH)The project aims to reduce crime by building the capacity of agencies in Kununurra with the focus on fostering trusting relationships between frontline support workers and at-risk youth. Key components include an intensive workshop, trust building, coaching, family and community engagement, and building support structures around each participating young person at-risk to sustain positive change.$100,000
Shire of Wyndham East KimberlyKununurra Disruptive and Protective Hardcover installationsBarriers will be installed in strategic locations to enable police officers to deploy mitigation strategies safely in stolen vehicle events and potentially prevent the vehicles entering the township. The project is designed in conjunction with Kununurra police and will also be an attempt to reverse reputation risk to the community as a result of stolen vehicles.$49,500
Shire of Wyndham East KimberlyWyndham Oval ChangeroomsThe project is to construct adequate change rooms at Clarrie Cassidy Oval (Wyndham Oval) to allow for a safe space for participants, particularly females, to change enabling them to engage in diversionary activities and better cater for community sport for both men and women.$100,000
Shire of Wyndham East KimberlyKununurra CCTV UpgradeThe project will improve the CCTV system in Kununrra and has been developed in partnership with Kununurra Police to best support policing and community crime prevention measures. The project will enhance the ability to identify persons and number plates, enable longer retention of images for use by police and the justice system, and provide analysis of criminal behaviour.$26,530
Broome Lotteries House IncCentre Security ProjectThe project is to upgrade the existing security system for this busy hub for community groups and Not for profit tenants. These upgrades will bring back a sense of safety and security by providing the hub with CCTV coverage which will assist local police with increased CCTV angles.$31,454
Purnululu Aboriginal CorporationSchool Security and Community SafetyThe project is to install an intruder alarm system including motion sensors at the school after breakins and the theft of a motor vehicle. The local community fully supports this project.$11,333
Fair Game Australia LtdFit and Healthy in the Kimberley with Fair GameThe project encompasses afterschool programs in Broome and Kununurra and the continuation of the proven model of week-long outreach trips to remote communities during the school holidays. Feedback from the WA Police reports success in reducing involvement in criminal behaviour.$82,095


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