Funds given out to city organisations
At the May council meeting, councillors approved $213,708 of grants to community organisations.
We received a record 42 applications totalling $1,095,502 this year and it was difficult for officers to decide who should receive the funds.
The City of Karratha has a range of criteria for these funds, but a limited budget, so not everyone can be successful.
The council also approved $498,815 for five community associations on Monday.
These funds are only given out to approved projects and all funds must be acquitted, but the associations do some great work.
The money provides for events like the Dampier Markets, the Dampier and Point Samson Art Awards, Lights On at the Roebourne Basketball Courts, public amenities at Andover Park, and maintenance and upgrades of community association buildings and assets.
This year is the first time the newly founded Yirramagardu Community Association has applied for grants, and I am very pleased to see the Roebourne community’s enthusiasm for its new projects.
The City of Karratha is very supportive of community groups and has a range of other grants available for sporting and cultural groups.
Visit the website or call the front office for more information.