Wheatbelt Regional Grants Scheme and Community Chest Fund

Hon Terry Redman MLA, Minister for Regional Development, and the Wheatbelt Development Commision are pleased to announce the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Regional Grants Scheme (RGS) and Community Chest Fund (CCF) for funding available after 1 July 2017. Read the Minister's press release.

The Wheatbelt Development Commission is calling for applicants for the 2017 Wheatbelt Regional Grants Scheme and Community Chest Fund. The guidelines and application forms are listed below.

Grants are available in the following categories:

Regional Grants Scheme 

Grants are from $50,001 to $300,000

The Scheme provides grants for infrastructure projects, project development activities, non-capital projects such as community development activities, establishment of new services and increasing access to information.

Grant funding is also available to assist with costs associated with headworks undertaken by essential service providers to connect businesses to water, electricity, gas, telecommunications, drainage and sewerage.

Community Chest Fund 

Grants are up to and including $50,000

This Fund provides grants for smaller community projects including but not limited to events, community enhancements and project planning.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate that their project aligns with one or more of the Royalties for Regions RGS and CCF objectives and the Wheatbelt Development Commission priorities.

Applications for both funds close at 12pm Tuesday 20 September 2016.

What are the objectives?

The primary objective of the Scheme is to improve economic and community infrastructure and services in the Wheatbelt through funding projects that will assist in attracting investment, increasing jobs and improving the quality of life in the region.

Funding is available to assist the development of infrastructure, services and community projects, and in the broad development of the community, including the establishment of services and programs.  Funding is intended to support the development of resilient communities and contribute to regional areas being vibrant and interesting places in which to live.  The scheme’s broad objectives are to:

Who is eligible for RGS and CCF Programs?

The funding programs are not intended to provide support to individuals or businesses.

What are the assessment criteria?

What are the priorities of the Wheatbelt Development Commission?

Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate alignment with existing regional strategic planning.  For further information see section F item 5, in the RGS and/or CCF Guidelines.  Copies of the relevant documents are available on the Wheatbelt Development Commission’s publications webpage.

Guidelines and Application Forms

2017 Wheatbelt Regional Grants Scheme Guidelines

2017 Wheatbelt Regional Grants Scheme Application Form

2017 Community Chest Fund Guidelines

2017 Community Chest Fund Application Form

All potential applicants are strongly urged to contact the Wheatbelt Development Commission when developing project applications.  The Commission’s Project Officers will be able to provide guidance to ensure that applications accurately fit the criteria and priorities of the Commission, Regional Grants Scheme and Community Chest Fund.

For further information or hard copies of the Guidelines and Application Forms, please contact the Commission on 9622 7222 or email royaltiesforregions@wheatbelt.wa.gov.au.

View the list of Wheatbelt Royalties for Regions Funding 2016 

View the list of Wheatbelt Royalties for Regions Funding Previous Rounds.

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