The Collie Small Grants is part of our Community Investment Program that exists to support the Collie community and is helping to create a vibrant place to live and visit. The Collie Small Grants is now in its fifth year and has distributed over $140,000 to local community organisations.
Registered charities, not-for-profits and community groups with an ABN can apply for grant funding of up to $5,000 for individual projects, programs, initiatives, or events that maximise Collie’s social, environmental, and economic strengths.
Applications for funding from the Collie Small Grants in 2023 opens on 2 March 2023 and closes on 2 April 2023 at 9am (AWST).*
*Collie Small Grants Guidelines as published on our website apply to applications made for funding from the Collie Small Grants current round
The recipients of grants as part of the Collie Small Grants round in 2022 were:
- Collie BMX Club – to upgrade their PA system, enhancing track commentary and the family-friendly sporting atmosphere, and enable a reduction of volunteers required on race day.
- Collie Racing Drivers Association – to replace a 51-year-old water tank at Collie Speedway, improving environmental infrastructure to save costs and conserve water.
- Collie Rail Heritage – to upgrade lighting at the Rolling Stock Shed, enhancing the tourist attraction’s displays and improving workshop safety.
- Collie Retired Mineworkers Association – to create the Memorial Wall Mural Project in Phoenix Park by renowned artist Jacob ‘Shakey’ Butler, celebrating Collie’s history and adding to Collie’s existing mural trail.
- Collie Suicide Prevention Network – to purchase equipment to attend community events, supporting the wellbeing of the Collie community by raising awareness and providing support and information to people experiencing mental health issues or at risk of suicide.
- HorsePower Collie – to buy a wheelchair horse carriage, enabling people with a disability or physical decline to experience the benefits of outdoor horse-riding.
- Shire of Collie Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades – to install mobile communications units to fire appliances to supply back-up for volunteers when radio communications fail.