Community Grants Program brings big ideas to life

Published on Tuesday, 3 August 2021 at 12:10:05 PM

Council has noted that in the 2020/21 financial year, 68 applicants were granted a total of $173,873 as part of the Town’s Community Grants Program. This amount represents nearly 97% of the Program’s $180,000 2020/21 budget, reflecting the Program’s popularity in the Hedland community. 

30 not-for-profits or community groups received funding, including eight Aboriginal organisations, eight arts and cultural organisations and 10 sporting clubs. 

The Program featured 12 types of grants segmented into four streams. The most popular grants in 2020/21 were the Athlete Development Grant, the Business and Tourism Innovation Grant and the Community Sports Grant. 

Funded initiatives included the Pilbara Community Legal Service Inc.’s Creative Hands Harmony Week, Jinparinya Community Women’s Experience and The Junction Co Inc.’s Activate Portside. 

Mayor Peter Carter congratulated all the individuals and organisations who were grant recipients.

“Nearly 97% of the Town’s Community Grants Program 2020/21 budget, or $173,873, was granted to applicants. This shows how effective the popular Program is in bringing big ideas to life. 

“At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and then throughout subsequent months, the Program provided a boost for our vibrant community and eased financial pressures. 

“I’d like to thank all the individuals and organisations who applied for Town grants to make Hedland an even better place to call home.” 

Click here to view a list of successful grant recipients. 

For media information:
Laura Hawes
Manager Corporate Affairs
(08) 9158 9365 | lhawes@porthedland.wa.gov.au

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