Community Support Program: Forest Products Commission

The Forest Products Commission (FPC) Community Support Program offers local organisations the opportunity to apply for a $2,000 grant to better assist with their ability to provide for their communities.
Community Support Program

Forestry is an important industry in many regional communities in Western Australia.

FPC staff, contractors and customers work and live across the State, actively contributing to those communities that they are a part of.

Through business activities and the support of local events, activities and organisations, the industry seeks to give back to the communities that they operate in.

The FPC is committed to working with local organisations to support projects and initiatives which provide lasting benefits to regional areas through our Community Support Program.

Examples of projects that the FPC will fund through our Community Support Program include events that encourage people to learn more about forestry, get active, and seek to contribute to the well-being of their regional community.

Who is eligible to apply?

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We welcome applications from a wide range of community groups and clubs, including:

  • Not for profit organisations
  • Schools
  • Sporting organisations
  • Youth organisations
  • Charities

What will not be funded?

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Funding will not be given to:

  • Individuals
  • Commercial businesses
  • Organisations whose aims, objectives or beliefs are not in accord with the FPC’s vision to build and maintain a sustainable and commercially viable forest products industry which provides economic and social benefits to the people of Western Australia
  • Retrospective costs for project programs or events that have already taken place
  • Travel or accommodation for interstate or overseas travel
  • Staff salaries or the employment of consultants to deliver projects/services
  • Political parties and associated organisations
  • Community groups already receiving ongoing funding support from the FPC
  • Applicants who fail to adequately describe the community benefits of their project/event/initiative
  • Applicants who cannot provide insurance certification
  • Applicants whose staff, volunteers or agents will be working with children as part of the Approved Purpose, but do not require those staff, volunteers or agents to obtain Working with Children Checks
  • Applicants who, upon request from the Grantor are unwilling or unable to prepare a Risk Management Plan
  • Applicants who have not completed all details of the application form
  • Applications for funding which will not be spent by June 30, 2022
  • Applications which arrive after the closing date
  • More than one application from a single community group

How do I apply?

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We are not currently accepting applications.

When do submissions open?

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Submissions open on 1 April, 2021 and close on 28 April, 2021.

Who can I contact for more information?

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All questions and queries can be sent to

Previous grant recipients

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FPC Community Support Program 2020 grant recipients:

  • Avongro Incorporated in partnership with Goomalling Aboriginal Corporation - $2,000 - An inaugural cultural event for NAIDOC Week 2020;
  • Beelerup Volunteer Bushfire Brigade - $2,000 - Pumping equipment for water tank;
  • Brazier Kirup Volunteer Bushfire Brigade - $1,700 - Purchase and installation of cameras for fire truck;
  • Breakaway Aboriginal Corporation - $2,000 - Provide resources for a training program in plant cultivation;
  • Bridgetown Volunteer Fire and Rescue Brigade - $2,000 - The purchase of additional storage for members' personal protective equipment;
  • Central Districts Axemen's Association - $1,500 - Log chop at Serpentine-Jarrahdale Lions Country Fair;
  • Collie Volunteer Fire and Rescue - $2,000 - Purchase of backpack blower and brush cutter to assist with fire mitigation work;
  • Donnybrook Apple Festival Inc. - $1,500 - 2021 Donnybrook Apple Festival;
  • Eastern Hills Senior High - $1,517 - Engage a local Aboriginal artist to work with students to create a range of different pieces to show respect to Aboriginal culture;
  • Ferndale-Stirling Park Volunteer Bushfire Brigade - $2,000 - Purchase of water pump
  • Harvey Community Resource Centre - $2,000 - Installation of a nature playground;
  • Kalgoorlie-Boulder Naidoc Planning Committee - $1,783 - NAIDOC Week celebrations;
  • Kurrawang Aboriginal Christian Community - $2,000 - Bring back a functioning multi-use sport court;
  • Lions Club of Donnybrook WA - $2,000 - Assist with the setting up of 'Containers of Change' program;
  • Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group - $1,500 - Preserve and restore historic Ludlow settlement;
  • Northcliffe Family and Community Centre - $1,500 - Nature night at Mt. Chudalup for local children;
  • Pingelly Tourism Group Inc. - $2,000 - Caravan parking with interpretative facilities;
  • Scotsdale/Mt. Shadforth Bushfire Brigade - $2,000 - Upgrade Brigade training rooms
  • South West Native Orchid Propagation & Restoration Inc. - $1,500 - Connect power to a converted sea container for propagating native orchids;
  • Warren Blackwood Bombers - $2,000 - Jumpers, training and first aid equipment for newly formed women's football team;
  • Warren Equestrian Centre Inc. - $1,500 - Tree planting project; and
  • Woodturners Association of Western Australia - Gosnells & District Club - $2,000 - Upgrade old equipment to modern digital variable speed lathes.

FPC Community Support Program 2019 grant recipients:

  • Allanson Primary School - $1,000 to regenerate cleared land at the school.
  • Albany Sculpture Drive - $1,500 to resurface the drive.
  • Biochar Network of Western Australia Inc. - $2,000 to produce a video highlighting the benefits of biochar.
  • Boyanup Primary School - $1,000 to grow native trees and shrubs for the school grounds.
  • Break the Boundary Inc. - $2,000 for construction of a storage facility for bikes/riding aides for mobility challenged forest users.
  • Bridgetown Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade - $2,000 to construct a wash down bay for use by local firefighting agencies.
  • Busselton Woodturners Group - $2,000 for the purchase of a horizontal band saw.
  • Donnybrook Men's Shed - $2,000 for the purchase of a Woodfast bandsaw resaw sawmill.
  • Forestry Cricket Club - $1,200 for the purchase of new uniforms.
  • Golden Valley Tree Park Inc. - $1,300 to reprint the visitor brochure.
  • Ironstone Adventure Riding Club - $2,000 to assist with the running of the 2019 Capel 200 Trail Bike Rally.
  • Manjimup Historical Society - $2,000 to run the 2019 Bridge Challenge.
  • Margaret River Primary School P&C - $1,000 to create a nature playground.
  • Mt. Barker Wildflower Photo Competition Committee - $500 to hold a photo competition.
  • Riding for the Disabled WA - $1,500 for the replacement of obsolete or old safety equipment.
  • Shire of Kojonup - $1,000 for a World Environment Day event for local school children.
  • Southern Forests Photography Club - $1,647 to hold a photo competition.
  • St. Joseph's School - $1,000 to help develop two nature play areas.
  • Western Australian Sleddog Sports Association - $2,000 to sponsor the club's 2019 race and event season.
  • Wilga Progress Association Inc. - $1,450 for an equestrian endurance ride through Wilga and Woop Woop.

FPC Community Support Program 2018 grant recipients:

  • Albany Scout Group, Albany - $1,346 for the purchase of safety equipment
  • Allanson Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, Collie - $1,000 for the purchase of fire masks
  • Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades Historical Group, Bridgetown - $1,500 to restore a 1971 fire tanker
  • Boyanup Foundation Inc, Boyanup - $1,985 to set up a display about the timber industry at the South West Rail and Heritage Centre
  • Collie Heritage and Menshed Group Inc, Collie - $2,000 to purchase a sea container for timber storage
  • East Manjimup Primary School, Manjimup - $2,000 to purchase bicycles
  • Goldfields District Scouts, Boulder - $2,000 to install information signs in district campgrounds
  • Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group, Capel - $2,000 to plant tuart seedlings
  • Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival, Manjimup - $1,000 to set up a display about the timber industry and assist with children’s entertainment at the festival
  • Nannup Historical Society Inc, Nannup - $1,500 to purchase computer equipment to digitally record historic photos and documents
  • Northcliffe District High School, Northcliffe - $2,000 to develop a nature playground
  • Recreational Trail Bike Riders Association of Western Australia, Darlington - $2,000 to create a beginners track for motorcycle riders
  • Smith Brook Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, Smith Brook - $1,494 to support the installation of a disabled access toilet at the Smith Brook Brigade and Community Shed
Page reviewed 4 May 2021