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More than $100,000 has been distributed through the Shire of Augusta Margaret River’s 2020-2021 Community Development and Events Grants program, benefitting 14 diverse projects and events across the region.

Category 1 ($2,000-$15,000) welcomed more than 28 applications, with 14 funded to a total of $105,511.60.

Coordinator Community Planning & Development Jason Cleary congratulated the recipients and welcomed the opportunity to support a broad range of local initiatives.

“These grants provide financial support to community-based volunteer and not-for-profit organisations for projects and events geared towards fostering community resilience and connection,” he said.

“This year’s recipients range from community events to environmental, cultural, arts and leadership programs – all serving to strengthen our community during what has proven to be quite a challenging year.”

Successful applicants include:

  • Dismantle Inc.’s Margaret River Bike Rescue Program ­- $12,397.80
  • Undalup Association’s, Bunuru Festival - $13,200
  • Nature Conservation Margaret River Region’s Wooditjup Bilya Community Connections Project - $5,800
  • The SunSmart Augusta River Festival 2021 - $15,000
  • Australian Breastfeeding Association Capes Group’s additional education classes for Shire families - $2,170
  • The Hive Margaret River Art Collective-Art Exhibition and Community Workshops - $5,823.80
  • Augusta Community Resource Centre’s Augusta Outdoor Concert and Whalesong Festival - $10,000
  • Intercultural Action Group Inc.’s Building Bridges – Intercultural Experience Community Event 2021 - $7,500
  • Radio Margaret River Inc, Volunteer Training Workshops - $6,550
  • Transition Margaret River, in partnership with Undalup Association and The Tribute Tree, Celebrating Country activities - $3,960
  • The Concrete Club’s Roller-Dance Program - $7,920
  • Artzability Inc’s photography and illustration workshops for adults living with disabilities - $5,690
  • Surfing WA’s, Surfing and Cultural Leadership Program for Aboriginal young people - $7,500
  • Swimming Mermaids annual Margaret River Ocean Swim - $2,000

For more information, call Community Development Officer Kim Rosenfeld on 08 9780 5233.

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