ESPERANCE AG FUND
Agriculture Investing in the Esperance Community
The Fund has been established to make an indelible difference. Through donations from the local agriculture sector, we can provide funding to projects that make a positive impact. This is all about farmers supporting the Esperance community, investing in opportunities that make Esperance a place anyone would want to live and thrive. The Fund will deliver an ongoing impact and be a legacy we can all be very proud of.
2023 SUCCESSFUL RECIPIENTS
Thanks to the 18 generous Esperance farming organisations who collectively donated more than 240 tonnes of grain again this year.
The fund has so far in 2023 been able to grant a number of fantastic organisations including: Cannery Arts Centre ($15,000); Bay of Isles Community Outreach ($3,240) and Recherche Aged Welfare Committee ($24,634.50).
2022 GRANT RECIPIENTS
Two worthy community groups awarded $75,900
In February, 2022, Esperance Care Services (ECS) received $50,000 to support a full-time advocacy & support position for Esperance community residents in need, and Esperance Community Arts received $20,900 to support the Esperance Wildflower Festival.
In December, 2022, ECS received a further $5000 to support Christmas activities that bring joy to those in need in our community.
Making A Difference
PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Engaging activities delivered
Early intervention projects
Pathways for education, sport and jobs
Early years inclusive
ENHANCING LIVEABILITY: COMMUNITY BENEFIT (WITH POTENTIAL TOURISM IMPACT)
Delivering community events
Underwriting and building the capacity of the community to host events
Delivering unique experience opportunities to Esperance
BUILDING A HEALTHY COMMUNITY
Physical and mental health initiatives
Targeted toward vulnerable community members such as elderly residents, disengaged youth, people experiencing domestic violence, people experiencing alcohol and drug addiction
Addressing the challenges of living in remote and very remote Australia
Projects delivered within the Esperance boundary
Preference to locally-based groups focused on a local initiative
Projects to deliver step-change/long-term outcomes
Longer-term funding opportunities
Operational funding which is often ineligible for grant funding
Applications can be for amounts between $5000 to $50,000
For a project to be successful, it will need to commence before June 30, 2023, but can be for more than 12 months in longevity
The Esperance Ag Fund also strongly recommends that you discuss your application with at least one of the committee members prior to applying for funding
WOULD YOU LIKE TO DONATE?
Esperance Ag Fund is overseen by a committee of people who are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the Esperance region a better place for all.
The Fremantle Foundation administers all funds.
To make a donation or to find out more about what our fund does, you can contact the Fremantle Foundation directly.