Developed by CBH in conjunction with Main Roads WA, HMMS seeks to reduce the instances of overloaded grain trucks arriving at CBH receival sites. During harvest, growers can forfeit grain from overloaded trucks, which is then sold and the resulting funds provided to WA charities.
Since the program began in 2012, more than $2.7 million has been donated to charities active in rural communities.
Guidelines for nominating a charity
Each CBH Grower entity and CBH Employee may nominate up to three charities to be considered for funds. A charity cannot be nominated more than once.
- Fit with CBH's purpose, values and behaviour,
- Contribute to the vitality, development, wellbeing and/or safety of WA grain growing regions,
- Have value and relevance to our growers, communities and employees,
- Be made by either a CBH Grower or CBH Employee with a valid grower/employee number,
- Be a registered charity (governing body to be nominated, not individual branches, clubs or groups).
The HMMS scheme cannot receive nominations to support:
- Individual clubs or groups
- Individual charity branches
- Individual persons
- Individual or team requests
- Religious purposes
- Government entities
- Public or private companies
- Political groups or parties
All nominations must be the governing body of a registered charity.
Successful recipients of the 2022/23 season nominations
The record 2022/23 harvest season - with a delivery of 22.8 million tonnes of grain to CBH - saw 1,264 tonnes voluntarily forfeited. When combined with high grain prices, this year’s scheme contributed the single largest annual donation to local charities since HMMS’ inception in 2012.
Funds generated from the sale of forfeited grain through the Harvest Mass Management Scheme (HMMS) has been distributed among nine charities that support grain growers and their communities in Western Australia.
2022/23 Successful Charities
- Alzheimer's WA
- Breast Cancer Care WA
- Midwest Charity Begins at Home
- St John Ambulance
- Ronald McDonald House of Charities WA
- Cancer Council of WA
- Wheatbelt Men's Health Initiative
- Royal Flying Doctor Service WA
- Country Women's Association of WA