Friday, 27 January 2017
The Community Chest Fund provides voluntary organisations, schools and community groups with grants of up to $50,000 to support local projects.
Mr Redman said hundreds of diverse projects and organisations across regional Western Australia had significantly benefited from the fund in recent years.
"Included in this round of funding is $22,550 to St John Ambulance to fund the expansion of the Boyup Brook Sub Centre and $30,000 to the Treehouse Childcare Centre to fund the expansion of Donnybrook Afterschool and Vacation Care," he said.
"Doors Wide Open will receive $30,000 to establish a Crisis Care Centre in Bunbury and $15,000 will go to Yarloop Workshops to assist with the refurbishment and repair of historical artefacts from Yarloop Workshops Steam and Timber Museum, damaged in the 2016 bushfire.
"These projects will help to attract investment, increase job opportunities and improve the quality of life for communities in the South-West region.
"Royalties for Regions is about strengthening and growing our regions and these investments will help regional communities realise their economic potential for the benefit of all West Australians."
Royalties for Regions will invest $10 million over four years into the Community Chest Fund. WA's nine regional development commissions will oversee the projects.