Community groups all over WA get a funding boost for National Science Week!

National Office

The WA small grant round was a resounding success, with a record number of applications!

The WA Coordinating Committee offered small grants (up to $2000) for community groups and for the first time also offered micro-grants ($200) for Community Resource Centres (CRC) across WA.

Six CRCs were offered micro-grants:

  • Greenbushes: Brain Break Morning Tea & Neuron Knitwork Exhibition
  • Mount Barker: Climate Change: What do we know?
  • Narembeen: Kids and Science in the Kitchen
  • Quairading: Vintage Science
  • Shark Bay: Loving Lava Lamps
  • Westonia: Changing Lives One light Bulb Moment at a Time
  • Wickepin: Chemistry Curiosities

and 16 small grants to other community organisations:

  • City of Subiaco: Cosmic Light and Astronomy talk
  • Collie Public Library: Solar Powering the Future
  • Coorow Community Resource Centre: The Cosmos over Coorow – a local stargazing opportunity
  • Curtin University Library: Light Makers @ the Library
  • Dandaragan Community Resource Centre: Yallalie Meteorite Crater
  • GAIA Resources: Citizen Science Sampler
  • Guildford Family Playgroup: Sci under Five
  • International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR): Universe in a Box at your local library
  • Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre: Parasites and Poo
  • Katanning Community Resource Centre: 3D Printing for Seniors
  • Northam Shire Library Services: Learning By Doing
  • Ravensthorpe Community Resource Centre: Dementia Awareness Workshops
  • Stargazers Club WA: Save Our Stars
  • Wellstead Community Resource Centre: Zooming In On Soil Microbes in Wellstead’s Wonderful Bushlands
  • Wheatbelt Science Discovery Club: Flight Discovery Zone
  • Wildflower Society of WA Murdoch Branch: Orchids, Soil & Disturbance

to a total of $20 000. Congratulations to the grant awardees and thank you to all who applied!