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& Eligibilty Info

Applications will be considered through a demand driven grant process.

Who can Apply for Funding

To be eligible applicants must be one of the following:

  • Child or young person (aged 5 to 18) who is a permanent or long-term resident of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder or the Shire of Coolgardie

  • Indigenous child or young person (aged 5 to 18) with direct links to the areas in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia (the Eastern Goldfields) in which Ardea Resources Limited operates

  • an incorporated association located in the Eastern Goldfields

  • an unincorporated association located in the Eastern Goldfields (additional eligibility requirements may apply)

  • a registered charity or not-for-profit organisation primarily located or with offices and operations located in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder or its surrounds

  • an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 with associations with the Eastern Goldfields and its Formally Recognised Traditional Owners.

Grant activities must be delivered in the following locations or their surrounds:

  • City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder

  • Shire of Coolgardie

  • Shire of Esperance

  • Shire of Dundas

  • Shire of Menzies

  • Shire of Leonora

  • Perth and Peel Region - for eligible programs, events & sporting activities


Requests may be made for grant activities that take place outside of the areas designated above, but funding approval is not guaranteed and at the sole discretion of the Program Administrators.

For more information call us:

(08) 9021 4555

How the Funding Can be Used

  • association or group registration fees for sporting or community groups in the local community

  • participation/registration fees for eligible programs

  • travel and accommodation costs associated with an eligible program

  • specialised tools and equipment required for the individual’s education or development

  • uniforms, outfits and costumes required for participation in an eligible program

  • expenses related to the individual’s involvement in a project improving the local community

For eligible associations, groups, charities and corporations grant funds are to be used for projects aimed at designing and establishing a program to provide education, sporting opportunities or unique life experiences to Indigenous children with direct links to the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia. 

Eligible projects may include:

  • developing innovating programs delivered to school aged children that aim to improve school attendance, engagement and performance.

  • inter-club and inter-region sporting events that focus on or encourage participation of Indigenous children (Naidoc Week football/netball games, WADSA Events, etc.).

  • eco-tours with camping, flora and fauna education walks and traditional bush tucker cooking lessons with Indigenous community leaders.

  • art workshops focusing on Indigenous art history, symbolism, and storytelling.


Projects must be able to demonstrate that 4 or more Indigenous children/young people will be participating in the proposed program.


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