Community Grants build Karratha community capacity

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The City of Karratha recently presented a number of grants to local community and sport and recreation groups, in support of projects and programs which will help make the city a great place to live.

The grants, which were presented as part of the City’s Quarterly Grants Scheme, were proudly funded by the Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project and the City of Karratha.

Woodside’s Asset Manager at the Karratha Gas Plant, Steve Trench, said the small grants would help kick start a number of community-led projects and programs. 

“Often, without funding, a great idea with the potential to benefit the broader community, will remain just that, an idea,” Steve said.

“Just a few thousand dollars in seed funding can often make all the difference and help turn that great idea into a reality.

“They say ‘from little things, big things grow’, and we are proud to help empower the City of Karratha community to create those little things again this year.”

City of Karratha Deputy Mayor John Lally said community and sports groups were vital to the growth and liveability of the City of Karratha.

“We have a huge number of community groups operating throughout the city from sports clubs to art groups and not-for-profit organisations,” Cr Lally said.

“We know getting the support and the necessary financial assistance to run vital programming can be hard so we’re absolutely thrilled to be able to again work with the North West Shelf Project to offer these grants.”

The North West Shelf Project first collaborated with the City of Karratha in 2014 to provide funding to the City’s Quarterly Grants Scheme, significantly increasing the funding available to support grass roots community initiatives. 

Prior to 2014, the North West Shelf Project and Woodside Pluto LNG funded the Woodside Community Grants scheme for a number of years. 

To learn more about the City's Quarterly Grants Scheme click here.

Quarterly Community and Cultural Grant recipients:

Wickham Tidy Towns

Pilbara Population Health

Dampier Arts Studio

Millars Well Primary School Parents and Citizens Association

Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation Ltd

Dampier Playground

Pilbara Community Legal Service

The Wickham Craft Room

Pegs Creek Primary Parents and Cit​izens Association


Karratha High School Parents and Citizens Association

Baynton West Primary School Parents and Citizens Association

Dance FX

Quarterly Sports and Recreational Funding Grant recipients:

Karratha and King Bay Horse and Pony Club

Nickol Bay Speedway Club

Karratha Netball Association

Burrup Mountain Bike Club

Karratha Broncos Junior Rugby League Club

Karratha Little Athletics Club

Dampier Bowling Club

Wickham Wanderers Junior Soccer Club

Karratha Dampier Men’s Darts

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