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.
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What is the FPC’s 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 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?

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?

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 on the application form
  • Applications that arrive after the closing date
  • More than one application from a single community group

How do I apply?

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Applications closed: Monday, 7 March 2022

To help you prepare for the next round of grants, you can read the FPC Community Support Grants Program Guidelines 2022.

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If you have any questions or require any assistance, please contact the FPC Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Team via community.support@fpc.wa.gov.au or 9363 4640.

Who can I contact for more information?

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If you have any questions or require any assistance, please contact the FPC Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Team via community.support@fpc.wa.gov.au or 9363 4640.

Previous grant recipients

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FPC Community Support Program 2022 grant recipients:

  • Walpole Nornalup visitor centre – $1,375 – Purchase a wall mounted TV to further promote the Walpole Wilderness and surrounds.
  • Nannup historical society inc. - $2000 - Display board upgrade.
  • South Coast volunteer bush fire brigade - $1,990 - Installation of a reversing camera and screen in the 3.4 Fire appliance and the supply of UHF handheld radios.
  • Donnybrook Scout Group - $1,916 - Establishing Donnybrook Scout Group Joey camping kit.
  • FAWNA inc. - $2,000 - Installation of 14000l West Coast Poly water tank at Possum Finishing School and Wildlife Rehab facility.
  • Gnowangerup Aboriginal Corporation - $2000 - Hand tools for planting, equipment and PPE for community organisation staff.
  • Northcliffe community development inc. - $2,000 - Purchase and install traditional timber picture rails and hooks for historical photos and images.
  • Adventure Connections Pty Ltd - $2,000 - Purchase Tents, Sleeping Mats and Sleeping Bags to enable overnight camps for local youth.
  • Pemberton CRC - $1,765 - Portable PA system for the Pemberton Community.
  • WA Bush fire museum and heritage group inc. - $765 - Purchase of A3 overhead scanner for historical document preservation.
  • Cornerstone Christian College Ltd - $2,000 - The design and installation of a playground adjacent the General Learning Area which will cater for students from year 1 - 6.

FPC Community Support Program 2021 grant recipients:

  • Pemberton Heritage and History Group – $2,000 – Restoration of historical wooden bench seats in Pemberton.
  • Allanson Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade (Collie) – $1,825 – Cel-Fi signal booster system.
  • Pemberton Mill Hall Restoration Committee – $2,000 – Historical Mill Hall infrastructure upgrades.
  • Arthur River Bushfire Brigade (Kojonup) – $2,000 – Water-saving equipment purchase.
  • Beelerup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade – $2,000 – Range of firefighting equipment.
  • Returned and Services League (RSL), Nannup Sub-Branch – $2,000 – Infrastructure upgrade of Nannup RSL Hall.
  • Nannup Men’s Shed Inc – $2,000 – Community construction of a wooden skiff boat and promotional video of production.
  • Darling Range Hub (Perth Hills) – $2,000 – Interpretative forestry signage on the Darling Range Rail Trail.
  • Lowden Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade (Donnybrook) – $1,200 – Expanding radio communication capacity.
  • Nannup Community Cinema  – $2,000 – Upgrade cinema sound equipment to increase cinema use for community.
  • Pemberton Visitor Centre – $2,000 – Landscaping co-location hub (co-location space will house several Pemberton community groups).
  • WA Sleddog Sports Association – $2,000 – Support to hold national event in WA.
  • Capel Men's Shed – $2,000 – Expanding Men’s Shed working area.
  • Capel River Girl Guides – $1,832 – Forest excursions and equipment purchase.
  • Leschenault Men’s Shed (LMS) (Australind) – $2,000 – Support for timber product fundraiser.
  • Eastern Hills Senior High School – $2,000 – Revegetation of fire-damaged area in Perth Hills.
  • Horsepower Plantagenet Group Inc (formerly Riding for the Disabled) – $550 – Safety equipment.
  • Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group Inc – $2,000 – Assist with restoration of Ludlow Forest, sawmill and settlement for tourism use.
  • Walpole Nornalup Visitor Centre – $2,000 – Equipment for visitors centre.
  • Warren Equestrian Centre (Pemberton) – $2,000 – Expanding spectator seating.
  • River Conservation Society Incorporated (York) – $2,000 – Planting a native vegetation corridor at the York Motocross Track.

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 – $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 of 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 for 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 – $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.
  • 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 – $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 washdown 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 a Woodfast bandsaw resaw sawmill.
  • Forestry Cricket Club – $1,200 for 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 – $1,450 for an equestrian endurance ride through Wilga and Woop Woop.

FPC Community Support Program 2018 grant recipients:

  • Albany Scout Group – $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 – $1,985 to set up a display about the timber industry at the South West Rail and Heritage Centre.
  • Collie Heritage and Menshed Group – $2,000 to purchase a sea container for timber storage.
  • East Manjimup Primary School – $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 – $1,000 to set up a display about the timber industry and assist with children’s entertainment at the festival.
  • Nannup Historical Society – $1,500 to purchase computer equipment to digitally record historic photos and documents.
  • Northcliffe District High School – $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 – $1,494 to support the installation of an accessible toilet at the Smith Brook Brigade and Community Shed.
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