Horizon Power’s Community Partnerships program provides $1.1 million each financial year to community initiatives and events that positively impact our remote and regional communities.
Partnerships of up to $10,000 are available to successful applicants of initiatives within a single region and $50,000 for organisations impacting multiple regional communities.
Since 2020, Horizon Power’s Community Partnerships program, on behalf of the State Government, has invested more than $3.5 million in more than 300 regional initiatives.
The program aims to support not-for-profit organisations and local government authorities in enhancing the vibrancy of communities within Horizon Power’s service area – across the Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne, Mid West, Esperance and Goldfields regions.
The program focuses on supporting organisations that are regionally based and have a strong community impact, with key evaluation criteria ensuring funds go toward initiatives and events that are accessible to a large portion of the community and contribute to broad community wellbeing.
Applications for Round 8 of the Horizon Power Community Partnerships – the first of two rounds in 2024 – are open until 11 March, 2024. Successful recipients will be announced in April.
In October 2023, Horizon Power’s Community Partnerships proudly provided $530,575 to 65 regional WA community organisations. Recipients included Broome’s Shinju Matsuri, the Ord Valley Muster in Kununurra, Esperance’s Winter Wonderland, Christmas celebrations, as well as regional chambers of commerce and industry, Aboriginal organisations and volunteer emergency services.
Horizon Power Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Unwin said the regional energy provider is “committed to supporting regional communities in a sustainable way and proud of the strong partnerships formed with organisations making such a difference in their communities”.
“On behalf of the State Government, we have invested more than $3.5 million over the past four years to support more than 300 incredible grassroots initiatives and events, working alongside these organisations which are making valuable contributions to our regions,” she said.
Ms Unwin said Horizon Power had a long and proud history of working with regional and remote towns to foster vibrant communities and she looked forward to this continuing in 2024.
“Horizon Power’s Community Partnerships program provides additional pathways for supporting not-for-profit organisations in our regions feeling the strain of the rising cost of living.”
To apply for a Horizon Power Community Partnership, for more details about the program or to sign up for an information session, visit Local Community Partnerships | Horizon Power.