Community funding collaboration continues

Community funding collaboration continues
20 October 2020

The City of Kwinana and Kwinana Community Chest are continuing their joint venture to offer an improved funding program to community organisations in Kwinana.

After the success of the Kwinana Community Funding Program over the past three years, the trust has agreed to once again partner with the City and recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to give community organisations the opportunity to apply for up to $5,000 in funding to support local projects. The total combined amount of funding is up to $60,000 annually - $20,000 from the City and $40,000 from Community Chest.

City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said the program has helped fund larger community projects and thanks to the City's partnerships, it will continue to do so in future.

"We're thrilled to support community groups through this funding program. By pooling resources, the City of Kwinana and the Kwinana Community Chest can offer a streamlined process to make it easier for community groups to access funding," said Mayor Adams.

"From running programs and initiatives, groups, art projects, workshops and training courses to funding for minor equipment, this funding will help make a tremendous difference to our community and the great things people are doing to bring us closer together."

John Iriks, Director of Kwinana Community Chest said the funding is in safe and experienced hands.

"The directors of the Kwinana Community Chest are suitably qualified persons as defined by the legislation and charged with diligently investing the funds within the guidelines of the Trust Deed. Our role is to maximise earnings from investments to ensure the community gets the best outcome," said Mr Iriks.

"We're happy to continue making a positive contribution to the community."

The first round of Kwinana Community Funding is now open and will close on 16 November 2020. A panel will work through each application and assess them against selection criteria before advising successful applicants.

If you're keen to learn more or would like to be considered as a recipient of the Kwinana Community Funding Program, please see the Kwinana Community Funding application page on the City's website.​

The City of Kwinana would like to thank the Kwinana Branch of Bendigo Bank for its history of contributing to the Kwinana Community Funding Program and to Kwinana Community Chest for its ongoing contributions.