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CBH Grass Roots Grant keep Koorda community garden growing


Funding from CBH Group’s Grass Roots Grants program will support the Koorda Community Garden Group to purchase seats and picnic benches for their local community garden.  

More than just furniture, the newly acquired seats and benches provide a serene spot for both locals and visitors to come together to relax and enjoy the beauty of the garden.  

The Koorda Community Garden Group was formed in 2017 by a small group of dedicated volunteers committed to creating a safe space where community members and garden enthusiasts can gather to share their knowledge and interest in gardening. Over the years, the garden has become a cherished focal point in the town.  

Koorda Community Garden Group member Corinne Graham said it is important to have spaces in the town where the community can come together.  

“We have been needing seating in this area for a long time so it is great to see the idea finally come to fruition,” Ms Graham said.  

“The new seating will not only improve aesthetics of the garden, but it will also provide a comfortable space for visitors to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.” 

“CBH’s Grass Roots Grant has truly made a positive impact on our community and we are incredibly grateful for the support.”  

Koorda Community Garden Group is one of 46 regional community groups and clubs awarded a share of $150,183 in the August 2023 round of the CBH Grass Roots Community Grants program.  

CBH Chief Stakeholder Relations, Sustainability and Strategy Officer Brianna Peake said the program was designed to help support and empower WA grain growing communities.  

"This round showcased a wealth of high-quality applications, each showcasing the invaluable work carried out by community groups across regional WA,” Ms Peake said.  

“CBH is proud to support community groups, enabling them to bring to life essential events and projects that foster the development of WA grain growing regions."

The Grass Roots Grants program has been running since 2014 and to date has awarded $2.8 million in grants to 889 community events and projects across regional Western Australia.  

The next funding round will open on 1 February 2024. Further information can be found on the CBH website here.

Below is the list of successful Grass Roots Community Grants recipients from the August 2023 funding round listed alphabetically by organisation.  

Avon Valley Arts Society Inc  
Ballidu Contemporary Art Society on behalf of Ballidu Heritage Centre  
Beverley Bowling and croquet club  
Bolgart Progress Association Inc.  
Christmas in Narrogin  
Coorow Community Christmas Tree 2023  
Coorow-Latham Netball Club  
Cranbrook Tourist & Business Promotion Group Cranbrook Show  
Cunderdin 100 Mile Club Inc.  
Diamonds in the Wheatbelt Community Dance  
Frankland River Community Resource Centre  
Geraldton Community Toy Library  
Green Skills Inc.  
Hyden Progress Association  
Kellerberrin District High School  
Kojonup Cricket Club  
Koorda Community Garden Volunteers  
Lake Grace Reconnect  
Lake Yealering Progress Association  
Meridian Regional Arts Inc  
Moora Triathlon  
Mount Barker Football Club Inc  
Mt Barker Toy Library Inc.  
Mullewa Sports Club Inc  
Narrogin Croquet Club Inc..  
Newdegate Community Resource Centre  
Perenjori Sports Club Inc.  
Pingaring Progress Association  
Regional Early Education and Development  
Shire of Boyup Brook  
Shire of Irwin  
Shire of Quairading  
Shire of Victoria Plains  
The Darcy Effect  
The Man Up Initiative Incorporated  
Three Springs Football Club  
Wandering Camp Out Weekend Inc.  
West Australian Working Sheepdog Association Inc  
West Plantagenet Pony Club  
Wickepin Community Resource Centre (CRC)  
Williams Community Resource Centre  
Wongan Hills Bowling Club  
Wongan Hills Community Gardens  
Wongutha caps school  
Woodanilling Playgroup  
Yerecoin Tennis Club