Community Growth Fund continues to support local initiatives

Published on Thursday, 13 October 2022 at 9:03:49 AM

Left to right: Sahneemah Moncrieff (Let’s Talk Basketball Carnival committee), Christine Heslington (Carnarvon Ladies Darts Association), President Eddie Smith (Shire of Carnarvon) and Linda Lyall, Sue Bickley and Margaret Day (Italian Festival Committee).

The Shire of Carnarvon has announced the next round of recipients for the Community Growth Fund. The three successful applications approved in the August 2022 round of funding are:

• Carnarvon Ladies Darts Association, receiving $550 in-kind towards venue hire of the Woolshed and a further $2,000 to contribute to hosting the 2023 Pilbara Darts Competition.
• ABC Foundation on behalf of the Let’s Talk Basketball Carnival, receiving $1,940 in-kind to go towards the venue hire of the basketball courts at the festival grounds.
• Italian Club Fremantle, receiving $5,000 on behalf of A Celebration of Carnarvon’s Italian Heritage and Culture event to go towards the event costs.

Shire President Eddie Smith said he was looking forward to the community events and initiatives being supported by the grants. “The initiatives supported by grants from this round are the result of engaged and committed residents coming together to create a strong and connected community in Carnarvon,” said Cr Smith. “My heartfelt congratulations go out to the grant recipients along with my gratitude for the work they do in uplifting our community.”

The Community Growth Fund grants are provided as in-kind or financial assistance to support local not-for-profit groups and individuals to deliver projects and events that benefit the Shire of Carnarvon community. This year to date, the Shire has approved 10 applications totalling $48,540 in funding granted, with 3 grants from the major and iconic events round and 7 from the community support round.

The next funding round for the Community Growth Fund is open from 1 October to 12 November 2022. For more information on the Community Growth Fund, or to apply visit:

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