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Previous rounds of grants auspiced by the Commission included the Kimberley Regional Grant Scheme (for grants between $50,001 and $300,000) and the Kimberley Community Chest Fund (for grants up to and including $50,000).

These funding rounds have now been closed and are no longer accepting applications. 

Acquittals for grants valued at more than $20,000 (ex GST) must occur in accordance with the grant agreement and include an audit conducted by a suitably qualified person. Please use the KRGS Grant Acquittal form or KCCF Grant Acquittal form to prepare acquittals.

Feel free to contact our Grants Officer on (08) 9194 3001 or by email at if you have any questions.

Information on successful recipients is available below.

2017-18 Kimberley Regional Grant Scheme – successful applicants

wdt_ID Organisation Amount Project
1Broome Surf Life Saving Club Inc$300,000The redevelopment of Broome SLSC North West Training Facility
2Nyamba Buru Yawuru Ltd$250,000Roebuck Plains Stations – Pivot Project
3Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency$234,600Mangkaja Arts Infrastrcuture Enhancement Project – Phase One
4Shire of Halls Creek$124,817Facility Infrastructure Upgrades for Social and Economic Development – Phase 2
5Kalumburu Aboriginal Corporation$110,000Enterprise Incubator Stage 2 Economic and social hub
6Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation$95,205Jilbalirri Youth Accommodation
7Derby Rodeo and Horseriders Association$90,000New Ablution Blocks – for Derby Rodeo Club and Derby West Kimberley Turf Club
8Kimberley Language Resource Centre$84,000Office Maintenance and Refurbishment
9Mirima Council$80,000Modern Miriwoong
10Mowanjum Aboriginal Corporation$79,717Mowanjum station expansion project
11Shire Wyndham East Kimberely$72,000Identification and Protection of Priority Agricultural Land
12Waringarri Media Aboriginal Corporation$71,350Waringarri Visual Radio
13East Kimberley Chamber of Commerce & Industry$45,000Tasting the Kimberley 2017

2016-17 Kimberley Regional Grant Scheme – successful applicants

wdt_ID Organisation Amount Project
1Aarnja$300,000Fostering Generational Change
2Shire of Halls Creek$232,000Halls Creek Aquatic and Recreation Centre Solar Project
3Koolkarriya$160,000Noonkanbah Irrigation Project
4Kalumburu Aboriginal Corporation$125,300Kalumburu Social & Economic Development Hub
5Wyndham Tourist Association$110,000Promoting Indigenous and Non Indigenous Tourism in Wyndham
6Gumbarun Aboriginal Group$94,000Gumbanan Campgrounds upgrade
7Kununurra Bushmen’s Rodeo Association$93,000Outdoor Multi Purpose Facility
8Magabala Books$71,480Kimberley Children’s Picture Book Series
9Kimberley Small Business Support$60,000KSBS Small Business Enriched Training and Mentoring Program
10Warmun Community (Turkey Creek) Inc$55,775Welcome to the Streets of Warmun
11East Kimberley Football League$52,590Installation of scoreboards and provision of line markers
12The Charitable Foundation for Books in Homes Australia$50,000Books in Kimberley Homes Project
13The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation$40,000Follow the Dream: Partnerships for Success

2014-15 Kimberley Regional Grant Scheme – successful applicants

wdt_ID Organisation Amount Project
1Yarliyil Arts Centre$200,000Halls Creek Cultural Facility Infrastructure Project
2Winun Ngari Aboriginal Corporation$150,000Derby Men’s Shed
3Shire of Derby West Kimberley$149,642Derby Heritage Trail
4Warmun Art Aboriginal Corporation$123,300Digital Training Program
5Nyamba Buru Yawuru/Shire of Broome (joint application)*$107,405Jetty to Jetty Heritage Trail
6The Charitable Foundation for Books in Homes Australia$100,245Books in Kimberley Homes
7Gurama Yani U Incorporated (Fitzroy Valley Men’s Shed)$72,350Fitzroy Valley Men’s Shed Development
8East Kimberley Marketing Group$60,000Business Case for Direct Flights from the East Coast to Kununurra
9Wunan Foundation$50,000East Kimberley Aboriginal Corporation Governance Support Service
10Tourism North West Incorporated*$45,000Broome Brand Positioning Study
11Derby District High School$20,000Follow the Dream: Partnerships for Success
12Kununurra Chamber of Commerce and Industry Incorporated$20,000Stepping Up
13Ewin Early Learning Centre$20,000Kununurra Early Childhood Education & Care Strategy
14Marrugeku Incorporated (Stalker Theatre)$20,000Marrugeku’s Kimberley Tour and Workshop

Successful recipients Kimberley Community Chest Fund

The 2017-18 Kimberley Community Chest Fund round attracted 31 applications seeking $1,163,566. The following projects were successful:

2017-18 Kimberley Community Chest Fund – successful applications

wdt_ID Organisation Amount Project
1Enterprise Learning Projects$50,000Tramalla Op Shop
2Ewin Early Learning Centre Inc$50,000Facing the Future
3Mirima Council$49,470East Kimberley Short Promotional Film
4Morrgul Pty Ltd$46,356Morrgul Aboriginal Business Masterclass Workshop Series & Aboriginal Business Forum
5Little Nuggets Early Learning Centre$28,305Little Nuggets Early Learning Centre Sustainability Project
6Broome Youth and Families Hub Inc$25,000The Drop in Hall Upgrade
7Netball WA$25,000North West NAIDOC Netball Carnival 2017
8Nyamba Buru Yawuru$25,000Interpretive Masterplan and Economic Vision for Yawuru Conservation Estate
9Shinju Matsuri Inc$20,000Shinju Matsuri 2017
10Waringarri Aboriginal Arts$20,000Kira Kiro Art Centre Kalumburu Stage 2
11Kimberley Language Resource Centre$16,980Professional Development and Training
12Shire Wyndham East Kimberley$12,420Kimberley Writers Festival & Childrens’ Book Week 2017
13Fair Game Australia Limited$10,000Fair Game Kimberley Project 2017/18
14Wyndham Community Events$10,000Wyndham Stars on the Bastion 2017
15East Kimberley Chamber of Commerce & Industry$5,000Kimberley Economic Forum 2017

The 2016-17 Kimberley Community Chest Fund round attracted 38 applications seeking $5,904,619. The following projects were successful:

2016-17 Kimberley Community Chest Fund – successful applications

wdt_ID Organisation Amount (ex GST) Project
1Anglicare WA$50,000Kutjungka Region Horse Program
2Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation$50,000Pathways to Housing and Employment
3Shire of Derby West Kimberley$50,000Fitzroy Play Space
4Garnduwa Amboorny Wirnan$42,600Garnduwa ICT upgrade
5Derby District High School P&C Committee$42,000Culturally Relevant Training Programs
6Yawuru Jarndu Aboriginal Corp$38,600Kimberley Aboriginal Women’s Textile Skills and Product Development
7Wyndham Historical Society$36,500Wyndham Museum Roof Upgrade
8Broome Chamber of Commerce & Industry$27,200Broome Cruise Ship Management
9Shinju Matsuri Inc$25,0002016 Shinju Matsuri
10Gelganyem Ltd$22,000Barramundi Dreaming Festival
11Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation$21,100Ngnowar Aerwah Rehabilitation Centre
12Nyikina Incorporated$20,000Historic Holman House Refurbishment
13Warmun Art Aboriginal Corporation$20,000Warmun Art Print Project
14Yiramalay Foundation$20,000Cultural On Country Learning Program
15Bidyadanga Aboriginal Community$16,241Bidyadanga Gubinge Commercialisation Project
16Wyndham Community Events$15,000Wyndham Stars on the Bastion 2016
17Dreamtime Project of Dance$13,800Dreamtime Project of Dance
18Save The Children Australia$13,408YES Program Leadership Expedition
19Shire of Halls Creek$12,600Olabud Doogethu Youth Project
20Kununurra Agricultural Society$10,0002016 Kununurra Agricultural Show
21Shire Wyndham East Kimberley$10,000Kimberley Writers Festival and Childrens Book Week
OrganisationAmount (ex GST)Project

April 2015 Kimberley Community Chest Fund – Tranche 1 successful applicants

wdt_ID Organisation Amount (exc GST) Project
1Lake Kununurra Golf Club$20,000Lake Kununurra Golf Club Kitchen upgrade
2Halls Creek Healing Taskforce Aboriginal Corp$20,000Collective Social Impact Initiative
3East Kimberley Marketing Group Inc.$20,000Market Potential Analysis for Direct Flights East Coast to Kununurra
4Theatre Kimberley Inc.$20,000Act Belong Commit Sandfly Circus Artist in residence program
5Public Trustee$20,000Improving Will Making & Financial Administration Understanding and Access among Regional Western Australians
6Gelganyem Ltd.$20,000Barramundi Dreaming Festival
OrganisationAmount (exc GST)Project

June 2015 Kimberley Community Chest Fund – Tranche 2 successful applicants

wdt_ID Organisation Amount (ex GST) Project
1Puranyangu-Rangka Kerrem (Aboriginal Radio) Aboriginal Corporation$20,000PRK Music Studio Community Development
2Broome Youth & Families Hub$20,000BYFH Kitchen and canteen upgrade
3Shinju Matsuri Inc.$20,000View to Asia
4Shire of Broome$20,000Da Vinci Machines Exhibition – Broome
5Waringarri Aboriginal Arts$20,000Kira Kiro – Kalumburu Art Centre building
6Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women’s Resource Centre$19,866Designing Our Future
7Mirima Council$19,500Miriwoong Knowledge Cycle
8Nyamba Buru Yawuru Ltd.$18,786Yawuru Storylines
9Shire of Halls Creek$16,532Facility infrastructure upgrades for social and economic development
10Broome Historical Society Inc.$15,717Locating lost WWII and other aircraft
11Halls Creek Community Garden Inc.$15,000Halls Creek Community Garden
12Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley$15,000Kimberley Writers Festival
13Netball WA Inc.$10,000NW NAIDOC Netball Carnival
14Broome Chamber of Commerce Inc.$10,000Kimberley Economic Forum
15Ngnowar-Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation$9,599Corporate Governance Technical Support
OrganisationAmount (ex GST)Project


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