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The Kimberley is set to provide the spectacular backdrop to one of Australia's most scenic sporting events, when the First National Kimberley Lake Argyle Swim takes place on 1 May this year.
Skateboarding clinics, an artistic swimming program and the development of an athletics training centre are among ten regional initiatives to receive funding in the latest round of the State Government's Active Regional Communities grants.
The State Government has committed more than $1 million of funding to 27 projects supporting club development.
A writers' festival in Geraldton, community sculpture in Esperance, and a series of astro-photography activities in Mount Magnet are some of the vibrant initiatives receiving funding from the latest round of the Regional and Remote Festivals Fund.
More Western Australian families are set to take to the playing fields and courts, with the State Government doubling KidSport vouchers for 2021 to help families reconnect through sport.
The next Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) Small Grants round will open on 1 February 2021.
Performing arts companies will tour a mixture of world class hip-hop opera, theatre, international jazz, cross-cultural work and musical comedy across regional Western Australia, with funding from the Playing WA grants program.
Four major WA touring companies will share just under $1.6 million, taking their productions to regional Western Australia over the next three years, as part of the State Government's Playing WA Multi-year grants program.
The McGowan Government has given sport and active recreation infrastructure projects in regional Western Australia a $5.5 million funding boost, supporting WA's COVID-19 recovery and creating jobs.
The State Government's female friendly facilities initiative continues to encourage greater female participation in sport, with a record investment in women's sport. More than $3 million has been allocated to infrastructure projects which include new and upgraded change rooms that are suitable for women.
Arts and cultural venues in regional Western Australia will be buzzing with increased programs of activity next year, thanks to the In the House grants program.
The State Government has invested $750,000 towards a major redevelopment of Exmouth's Paltridge Memorial Swimming Pool which will bring the facility up to current Australian Standards.
The State Government's focus on making venues more female-friendly continues with Exmouth Recreation Centre the latest facility to commence work on installing unisex change rooms.
More than 70 State Sporting Associations (SSAs) will be eligible to apply for funding to help develop and grow their sports, with the State Government announcing a new $1.7 million funding pool.
Western Australian families will now have the opportunity to use their KidSport vouchers towards swimming lessons as a part of the State Government's hugely popular KidSport program.
A total of 23 projects by artists and arts organisations from across the State will share in almost $1 million in funding through the State Government's Arts 15k-plus grant program.
The State Government is to contribute more than $400,000 to construct and repair basketball courts at five remote Aboriginal communities in the West Kimberley region.
The new $5.65 million Southern Cross Aquatic Centre was officially opened today by Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray.
The new Lakelands Park shared sports facility and clubrooms just north of Mandurah was officially opened by Mandurah MLA David Templeman.
Popular Perth rock band Methyl Ethel will embark on a worldwide publicity campaign for their new album, thanks to funding from the State Government's Contemporary Music Fund Grant Program.
The Arts 15k-plus grant program offers between $15,000 and $60,000 funding for artists, creative industry professionals and organisations to deliver a one-off project or a program of activity.
The program supports the development and growth of a vibrant sector that promotes the participation and active engagement of Western Australian communities in high quality arts and cultural experiences.
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