50 South West events share in funding
Monday, 12 December 2016
Festivals, fairs and fun runs are among the community events that will shine a little brighter next year with support from the South West Development Commission.
SWDC chairman Stuart Hicks said a total of $147,500 through the South West Events Program will assist 50 events to take place in the region in 2017.
"We are delighted to be able to support events that benefit the region," Mr Hicks said.
"Not only do events create vibrancy in communities, but they also attract people to the places they are held in, lift the profile of the region and contribute to the local economy.
"Many events receiving a financial helping hand are driven by volunteers, so this funding will support their efforts to make our cities and towns such great places to live and visit."
Mr Hicks said the annual contestable grants program had a track record of helping new events to get off the ground and more established events to grow.
"Funding will support both new events such as the Bunbury Fringe Festival 2017 and more established events including the Harvey Harvest Festival," he said.
Other events receiving grants include the Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival, Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival, and Nannup Flower and Garden Festival.
Through the South West Events Program, organisations were invited to apply to SWDC for up to $6000 per event.
To help people familiarise themselves with the application process, information sessions were held around the region.
SWDC works to make the South West region an even better place to live, work and invest. Developing the economy and enhancing quality of life are two of its aims.
For more information, visit www.swdc.wa.gov.au .
South West Events Program funding recipients for 2017:
Boyanup Foundation - $2000 towards Traditional Trades Day
Bunbury Fringe Festival - $3500 towards Bunbury Fringe Festival 2017
Bunbury Multicultural Group - $4500 towards South West Multicultural Festival 2017
City of Bunbury Surf Life Saving Club - $2500 towards Surf to Surf Fun Run
Collie Arts Festival Committee - $4000 towards Griffin Festival of the Arts
Collie Cycle Club - $4000 towards 92nd Collie to Donnybrook and Return Cycling Classic
Collie Gallery Group - $3000 towards Let Me Be Myself - The Life Story of Anne Frank
Dardanup Bull and Barrel Festival - $5000 towards LiveLighter Dardanup Bull and Barrel Festival
Eaton Primary School Parents and Citizens Association - $2000 towards Eaton Foreshore Festival
Harvey Mainstreet - $4000 towards Harvey Harvest Festival 2017
Lions Club of Collie - $2000 towards 2017 Collie Lions Christmas Pageant and Markets
Lishman Health Foundation - $2000 towards South West Motoring Extravaganza
Myalup Community Association - $2000 towards the Myalup Easter Fair
SixTwoThreeZero - $3000 towards Outside The Box
South West Aboriginal Medical Service - $1500 towards SWAMS NAIDOC Family Fun Day
South West Academy of Sport - $1500 towards SWAS-Telstra Fun Run
TEDxBunbury - $1500 towards TEDxBunbury 2017
Tree Street Art Safari - $1500 towards Tree Street Art Safari
John Boyle O'Reilly Association - $2000 towards 'In Search of the Vigilant' a film event by John Boyle O'Reilly Association
Rotary Club of Bunbury Leschenault - $2000 towards Science and Engineering Challenge
WA Performing Arts Eisteddfod - $2500 towards WA Performing Arts Eisteddfod
Lunar Circus - $4000 towards The 10th Western Australian Circus Festival
Busselton Runners Club - $4000 towards Busselton Half Marathon and Fun Run
Busselton Jetty Environment and Conservation Association - $4000 towards Busselton Festival of Paddle 2017
Margaret River Region Open Studios - $4000 towards Margaret River Region Open Studios
Augusta River Festival - $3500 towards 2017 Augusta River Festival
Dunsborough & Districts Progress Association - $5000 towards Jazz by the Bay
Dunsborough & Districts Progress Association - $3000 towards Dunsborough Arts Festival
Port Geographe Aquatic Sports - $4500 towards Geographe Bay Raceweek
Dunsborough & Districts Progress Association - $1500 towards South West Harmony Festival
Undalup Association - $2500 towards Undalup Birak Festival 2017
The Busselton Art Society - $2000 towards Art in the Park
South West Odyssey Events - $2000 towards South West Bush Poets Festival
Acting Up Drama School - $2000 towards Summer Series at ArtGeo Courtyard
Arts Margaret River - $5500 towards 2017 Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival
Walpole Community Resource Centre - $2500 towards Av'a G'day in Walpole Australia Day event
Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival - $4500 towards Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival
Pemberton Visitor Centre - $4500 towards Unearthed Pemberton Festival 2017
Boyup Brook CRC - $2500 towards Boyup Brook Art Awards
Blackwood Country Gardens - $3000 towards Festival of Country Gardens
Quinninup Community Association - $2000 towards Quinninup Annual Market Day and Wine Tasting
Manjimup Speedway Club - $2500 towards 60th Western Australian Formula 500 State Title
Northcliffe Visitor Centre - $3500 towards 2017 Blooming Wild Festival
Blackwood River Valley Marketing Association - $1500 towards Rally in the Valley
Nannup Garden Village - $5000 towards Nannup Flower and Garden Festival 2017
Walpole Yacht Club - $3000 towards Walpole In The Trees Regatta 2017
Donnybrook Wineries and Producers - $4000 towards Donnybrook Food and Wine Festival
Blackwood Valley Wine Industry Association - $2000 towards Taste of the Blackwood
Balingup Progress Association - $2000 towards Telling Tales in Balingup
Manjimup Lions Club - $1500 towards Jazz in the Jarrah 2017