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Community Grants Program

Supporting our community

Supporting our community

The South32 Worsley Alumina Community Grants Program provides funding for local organisations, projects and programs that provide a benefit to people in South West communities.

Grants of up to A$5,000 (GST exclusive) are available for eligible projects that support community initiatives within the Shires of Boddington, Collie, Murray, Wandering and Williams, or in Greater Bunbury and Surrounds. 


Who is eligible for a community grant?

Not-for-profit, sporting and recreation, and community organisations which are incorporated (or auspiced via another incorporated body) are eligible to be considered for funding.  Individuals, sole traders and companies are not eligible to apply for a community grant.  Organisations can submit one application at a time and acknowledge that South32 may not necessarily fund the whole (or any) of the requested grant, even if they meet the funding criteria.

Focus areas

South32 supports local community projects aligned to four key focus areas:

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  • Education, training, youth development and childcare.
  • Supporting lifelong learning and development, nurturing future leaders, and promoting equal access to education, with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. 
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  • Community health, sport and recreation, family, and youth support.
  • Supporting community health and social wellbeing and promoting inclusion.
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  • Local employment, local business development.
  • Supporting local employment, sustainable livelihoods, and diversified local economies. 
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  • Environment, water, land management.
  • Supporting communities to thrive in their environment and use natural resources responsibly and sustainably.

Application periods

The Community Grants Program is biannual, with applications accepted during February and August. Applications will be reviewed after the closing date of the grant round (closes at midnight) and all applicants will be notified of the outcome via email within 30 days of the end of the application period.

Applications are assessed against the eligibility criteria and considered fairly by the South32 Community Grants Committee.

2024 grant round application periods:
1 February 2024 - 29 February 2024
1 August 2024 - 31 August 2024

South32 will consider funding:

  • Education and training programs
  • Good health and social wellbeing initiatives
  • Indigenous community and capacity building
  • Empowering community members and leaders
  • A focus on children and youth
  • Community safety initiatives
  • Environmentally responsible measures
  • Community infrastructure and economic development

South32 will not consider the following applications:

  • Individuals
  • Fundraising for religious or political purposes
  • Activities that conflict with South32’s corporate values, Code of Business Conduct, Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy or a combination of one, more or all
  • Projects not aligned with our focus areas
  • Projects incapable of delivering measurable benefit(s) to the community and
  • Projects or activities previously supported where South32’s support did not (in our view) deliver on the intended purpose and expected benefits

If your community project or event is planned to commence earlier than the outcome notification date, please contact the South32 Community Team.  Applications must be submitted through the Community Grants Portal within the first seven days of the grant acceptance period in order to eligible for ‘early consideration’ review.

Applications are considered by South32's Community Support Committee. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application via email within 30 days of the end of the application acceptance period. It is important to note that as there are limited funds, not all applications, even if they meet the criteria, can be funded.

Once the community project or event has been delivered, the grant recipient must provide South32 with a completed acquittal form to confirm the organisation has complied with the terms of the grant funding agreement.  Photographs must be accompanied with a Photographic Consent Form and additional supporting documentation may be required. No further applications for funding will be considered until an acquittal has been provided and reviewed by the South32 Community team.

Applications are currently closed and are due to reopen in August 2024.

For more information about Worsley Alumina's Community Grants Program, please contact the Community Team on 1800 555 958 or email [email protected]