Funds pour into coffers for groups
Community organisations are set to beef up their projects and events after tens of thousands of dollars have been earmarked for them in the Shire of Broome’s latest round of sponsorship funding.
The Shire will distribute $57,000 to successful applicants as part of the 2017/18 Community Sponsorship Program Annual Funding Round, passed at a council meeting last fortnight.
A big winner was the Broome Aboriginal Media Association, which received $15,000 for the Kullari NAIDOC Festival and Young Women’s Indigenous Pathways Program. Also faring well was the WA PCYC with $8000, Broome North Primary School’s Year 6 Camp Fundraising Committee with $6000, and the Broome Sports Association with $5000.
The Broome RSL was allocated $5000 a year for two years.
Other recipients were the Broome Fishing Club ($4500), the Broome Netball Association ($3679), the Peninsula Bombers Football Club ($2926), Cacoy Doce Pares ($2500), Pearl Coast Gymnastics ($2100) and the Broome Historical Society ($2090).
Shire of Broome president Harold Tracey said the Shire was proud to show its support.
“This funding is fundamental for some of these projects and events to go ahead,” he said. “The benefits of their success are felt community-wide and we are happy to continue supporting them.”
The council allocated $25,100 from its CSP account and $31,695 from the West Kimberley Community Donation Reserve account.
Other organisations whose contract with the Shire expired this year were invited to apply for further funding through this round.
Funding is available once a year, with up to $10,000 available per application, and not exceeding 50 per cent of project costs.
This funding is fundamental for some of these projects and events to go ahead. Harold Tracey