As part of its latest funding round, the Shire of Augusta Margaret has announced the recipients of over $534,000 (inc GST) of grant funding.
The funding will support a variety of community groups and events as well as major events and festivals, and environmental groups and reflects the valuable role of community groups, not-for-profit organisations, small businesses, event producers and individuals in the Shire.Community Organisation Operating Grants which provide a financial contribution towards the operational costs of not-for-profit community and environmental organisations were awarded to the Augusta Community Development Association, Creative Corner, Radio Margaret River and Undalup Association.
Community Development and Events Grants were awarded to ten not-for-profit community organisations to support the delivery of specific projects and events that foster community resilience, connection and wellbeing. Successful applicants in this funding round will see initiatives such as an Artzability play, the Margaret River Agricultural Show, and Christmas Carols in the Park come to life.
The Shire backed its commitment to supporting major events of State or National significance that attract visitors, generate economic activity, engage the community and promote the region through the latest round of Major Events Grant Funding.
The Environmental Management Fund (EMF) Grant reflects the valuable role that community groups, organisations and individuals play in driving sustainability and protecting and enhancing our natural environment. Nature Conversation were successful in securing funding for community engagement in conservation action in the Shire as well as the ‘Our Patch’ education program in schools and Western Ringtail Possum education. Lower Blackwood Land Conservation District Committee (LCDC) were also successful in securing funding for regenerative agriculture initiatives.
Sustainable Economy Grants were awarded to the Margaret River Wine Association to provide training in sustainability and organic certification and to the Margaret River Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MRCCI) for their incubator program for start-up businesses, with several others receiving smaller grants to implement composting initiatives and gain sustainable wine growing certifications.
Fnd out more about the Shire’s grants program including the full list of successful recipients.