WesCEF Kwinana and Rockingham Community Grants
WesCEF’s Kwinana and Rockingham Community Grants Program supports organisations who work to benefit the communities closest to our Kleenheat and CSBP operations in the Kwinana and Rockingham region – the largest community in which we operate.
The grants support initiatives that protect and preserve the environment and promote science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education.
Applications for the 2022/2023 WesCEF Community Grants program will open on 1 July 2022 and close on 31 July 2022.
Click here to download information for applicants
WesCEF Aboriginal Community Grants
WesCEF’s Aboriginal Community Grants Program supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations and groups within the Kwinana and Rockingham areas.
The program offers one grant of $5000 and five grants of $2000 to not-for-profit Aboriginal organisations and groups that deliver projects and initiatives to support the health, wellbeing and culture of Aboriginal people.
Applications for WesCEF’s Aboriginal Community Grants Program will open on 1 July 2022 and close on 31 July 2022.
OTHER AVAILABLE GRANTS
CSBP FERTILISERS COMMUNITY GRANTS
Each year, CSBP Fertilisers provides around 100 small grants to organisations in regional Western Australia. The small grants support initiatives that help communities grow and connect, such as field days, community cropping programs, community fetes and sporting clubs.
KLEENHEAT COMMUNITY GRANTS
Kleenheat provides $1,000 grants to worthwhile groups across regional Western Australia and the Northern Territory across five different grant categories: Connected Communities, Inspiring Bright Minds, Heath & Wellbeing, A Healthy Planet and Cultural Diversity.
Meet some of our recent Kwinana and Rockingham grant recipients
Caista Primary School
Calista Primary School will use their grant to revive an existing greenhouse and establish a new chicken coop to grow food for a breakfast club, providing a nutritious start to the day for kids who may not have access to a healthy breakfast. The project will also incorporate cooking classes, and the school hopes to use fruit from the greenhouse to make jams to sell to the community.View their website
Endeavour School's grant will help to establish a STEM Club, encouraging like-minded students and staff to come together to complete a project and collaborate with other networks on STEM challenges. A Year 6 Careers Day is also in the works, where WesCEF staff will be invited to talk about exciting career options in STEM.View their website
Ngalla Yorga Waangkan Corporation
Ngalla Yorga Waangkan encourages women’s gathering and yarning opportunities through cultural events and activities. The grant will be used to create polo shirts with cultural designs to help local women to connect to the land.
Rockingham City Libraries
For the second year in a row, Rockingham City Libraries will use their grant to run an after-school STEM program for local girls. Over eight weeks, the girls will participate in hands-on workshops covering biology, physics, chemistry and engineering. Collaborating, designing and experimenting in a fun, relaxed environment.View their website
Naragebup Rockingham Regional Environment Centre
Naragebup will use their to help rehabilitate Loggerhead Turtle hatchlings and educate the public on what to do if they see a turtle washed up on the beach. The grant will help provide food, tanks, heater and other items for the hatchlings.View their website
Medina Primary School
Medina Primary School received a grant to establish a new school garden, helping students learn about agriculture, nutrition and healthy eating. Students grow their own fruit and vegetables and use them to prepare lunches for their school as part of their Healthy Minds Nutrition Program. The program encourages regular attendance by providing nutritious lunches to 200 students twice per week and educates them to make healthier eating choices.View their website
The Coogee Community Garden WA Inc
The Coogee Community Garden WA Inc used its grant to purchase materials and equipment needed to develop a new community garden located in Coogee. The garden will include areas for locals to meet and grow their own produce. The hope is that it will promote healthy eating, whilst creating a sense of community; bringing people together to share knowledge while they care for and use the garden.View their facebook page
The Australian Insulation Foundation
The Australian Insulation Foundation used its grant to purchase and install thermal insulation in three social houses located in the City of Rockingham. Insulation reduces heating and cooling costs by approximately $600 per annum, giving the recipients greater financial wellbeing. And the environmental outcome? The insulation will reduce the carbon footprint of each household by 1.8 tonnes per year!View their website