The Community Chest Fund is a Royalties for Regions initiative that aims to improve the economic and community infrastructure and services in regional Western Australia.

Community Chest Fund

The Community Chest Fund invests in projects which assist in attracting investment, increasing jobs, and improving quality of life to improve economic and community infrastructure and services in the Pilbara.

Funding is available to assist the development of infrastructure, services and community projects intended to build vibrant regions with strong economies. These are key outcomes of the Pilbara Regional Investment Blueprint; a plan that will redefine the region to one of a diverse economy with modern and vibrant communities.

The Community Chest Fund is administered by the Pilbara Development Commission as part of the Royalties for Regions Program. The fund provides grants for smaller community projects including but not limited to community enhancements, events and project planning.

The Community Chest Fund’s broad objectives are to:

  1. Retain and build the benefits of regional communities
  2. Support improved, relevant and accessible local services
  3. Enable communities to deliver a sustainable economic and social future
  4. Assist regional communities to prosper through increased employment, business and industry development opportunities
  5. Increase capacity for local strategic planning and decision-making

2017 Community Chest Fund

  • Shire of East Pilbara, 2017 Outback Fusion Festival, $20,000
  • Shire of Ashburton, 2017 Passion of the Pilbara event, $20,000
  • De Grey Land Conservation District Committee, 2017 Pilbara Livestock Handling Cup Event, $21,400
  • Karratha BMX Club, 5m UCI Standard BMX Start Gate, $20,000
  • Yaburara and Coastal Mardudhunera Aboriginal Corporation, Cultural eco-tourism, $20,174
  • Karratha Business Enterprise Centre Incorporated, Destination Pilbara - 2nd Annual Warlu Way Tourism Conference, $10,000
  • Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation, Eco-tourism enterprise on indigenous lease, $26,382
  • Fair Game Australia Limited, Fair Game 2017-18 Pilbara Project, $32,661
  • Karratha and Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Fishing Addiction - Mackerel Islands and Surrounds, $5,000
  • Shire of East Pilbara (Martumili Artists), From Pujiman to Millennial - a collaboration between Martumili Artists and Spinifex Hills Artists, $49,916
  • Hedland Women's Refuge Incorporated, Hedland Women's Refuge - Security upgrade, $19,910
  • City of Karratha, Karratha Bowling Club refurbishment, $37,359
  • Activ Foundation, Karratha City to Surf, $20,000
  • Karratha and Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry, KYP 2017 Events Calendar, $10,000
  • Ngurra Kujungka, Martu School Holiday Program, $20,175
  • Shire of East Pilbara (Martumili Artists), Martumili Evaluation and Impact Project, $50,000
  • Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation Limited, Megafauna Playground Design and CwC revised feasibility, $20,000
  • Pilbara Mesquite Management Committee, More jobs, less weeds - a trial phase, $15,000
  • Shire of East Pilbara, Newman Aquatic Centre Redevelopment Plans, $50,000
  • Onslow Tourism and Progress Association Incorporated, Onslow Goods Shed Museum upgrade, $40,000
  • Paraburdoo Motorcycle Club Incorporated, Paraburdoo Motorcycle Club Inc., upgrade electricity supply to all club facilities and install a new septic holding tank, $15,386
  • IBN Corporation Pty Ltd, Pilbara Aboriginal Place Names (for the Yinhawangka, Banyjima and Nyiyaparli languages), $50,000
  • Karratha and Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Pilbara Business Boot Camp, $20,000
  • Pilbara Regional Council Regional, Tourism Entry Signage, $50,000
  • Volunteer Marine Rescue Service Port Hedland Incorporated, Rescue vessel motor replacement, $8,000
  • Onslow Rodeo Association Incorporated, Stage 2017, $20,000
  • Big hART Incorporated, Tjaabi Project, $50,000
  • Kalyuku Ninti - Puntuku Ngurra Limited, Wangka-Iampaju (Our Language), $50,000
  • Youth Involvement Council, YIC Security and Access Measures, $11,970
  • Kalyuku Ninti - Puntuku Ngurra Limited, Yintakaja Helicopter Mapping Project, $50,000

2016 Community Chest Fund

  • Tom Price Drive In Sound Upgrade, $15,400
  • Newman Town Square Activation, $38,500
  • Destination Pilbara Program, $46,000
  • Roebourne Community Botanic Garden, $15,820
  • Cheeditha Art Glass Enterprise, $12,985
  • Tourism Signage, $27,333
  • West End Markets infrastructure, $33,320
  • Pilbara Business Bootcamp, $32,000
  • Port Walcott Surf Club Nipper Boards, $18,798
  • 150 Roebourne Infrastructure Project, $50,000

2015 Community Chest Fund

  • Karijini Experience $20,000
  • Port Hedland Destination Guide $18,181
  • Books in the Pilbara $7,590
  • Public Art Project: South Hedland Youth Space $20,000
  • 20th Anniversary Robe River Rodeo $20,000
  • Mountain View Sporting Club Access for All $20,000
  • The Youth Shed Stage 2: Outdoor Redevelopment $20,000
  • Roebourne Aquatic Centre Redevelopment – Detailed Design $20,000
  • Pilbara Business Boot Camp $20,000
  • The Nintirri Centre Redevelopment $20,000
  • Kunawarritji Tip Truck Purchase $20,000
  • Onslow Passion of the Pilbara 2015 $20,000
  • Red Dog Relay $10,000
  • Marble Bar Ball 2015 $9,202
  • Onslow Community Garden $12,378
  • Connecting Paraburdoo $20,000
  • Acceleration Program iPad Initiative $9,969
  • Paraburdoo Motorcycle Club Pit Shed $20,000
  • North West Softball Championship $15,000
  • Hedland Opti-MINDS Competition $6,200
  • Cruise Ship Vignette $15,000
  • Career Central 2015 $5,000
  • Pilbara Music Festival Choir and Instrumental Workshops $5,480
  • East Pilbara Arts Centre Opening $16,000

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