Perenjori Public Benefit Trust

The Shire of Perenjori in conjunction with Mount Gibson Mining Ltd have established a Public Benefit Agreement to support the Perenjori community.

There are two rounds of funding offered each year to the value of $100,000 contributed by Mount Gibson Mining Ltd per year.

This fund is administered by the Shire of Perenjori under the direction of a committee consisting of the Shire President, a member of the Perenjori community appointed by the council and a representative from Mount Gibson Mining Ltd.

This trust will look to support projects that will provide long-term social benefits to Perenjori. Please see the ‘Grant Guidelines’ below.

*Sports clubs are asked to do a ASC Health Check, which has to be attached to the application to fulfill the criteria.
The Australian Sports Commission has designed an online assessment tool called the Club Health Check which takes only 45 minutes. It aims to help sporting clubs examine how they are operating and identify areas of improvement.

Round 15 has closed and successful applicants have been notified.

Round 16 will open on Monday June 29, 2020 and Friday July 31, 2020.

Interested in applying? Please contact the Community Development Officer to discuss your proposal:      

Phone: 9973 0110 E-mail:

Download Funding Documents:

Application Form – Perenjori Public Benefit Trust

Guidelines – updated

Acquittal Form – Perenjori Public Benefit Trust

Congratulation to all the success Stories:

2019 / 15 Perenjori CRC $19,653.23 / Redevelopment of the Wheatbean Café
2019 / 15 Perenjori R.S.L $240.15 / Funds to help cover the cost of the RSL hall.
2019 / 15 Perenjori Sports Club $43,701.00 / The funds will be used to create a safe and comfortable environment for sporting groups and club members, utilising the facilities and amenities adjacent to the club house.
2019 / 14 Perenjori Agricultural Society $7,500 / Awarded to help fund the Annual Perenjori Agricultural Society Show.
2019 / 14 Perenjori CRC $4,085.00 / Bogan Bingo
2019 / 14 Perenjori P&C $7,757.57 / Rainwater collection and reticulation and vegetable garden
2018 / 13 Perenjori Agricultural Society $5,000 / The Perenjori Agricultural Society has been successful in gaining funding to help with the purchase of equipment to help with the displays and competition area.
2018 / 13 Perenjori Ladies Bowling Club $3,000 / The Ladies Bowling Club has been successful in gaining funding to go towards the purchase of new uniforms.
2018 / 13 Perenjori Pistol Club $16,189.60 / The Perenjori Pistol Club has been successful in gaining funding to help with the construction of a new training shed.
2018 / 13 R.S.L Perenjori $1,310.10 / The R.S.L has been successful in gaining funding to help with the water and power bills at the R.S.L hall and the completion of the ANZAC memorial.
2018 / 13 Yarra Yarra Catchment Management Group $24,000 / Yarra Yarra have been successful in gaining funding to put towards the purchase of a Community Direct Seeder.
2018 / 12 Perenjori Tourist & Information Centre $4,419 / The Perenjori Tourist Information & Museum have been successful for funding to go towards the supply of WIFI for 24 months, as well as an iPad and signage at the Tourist Centre.
2018 / 12 Latham Golf and Bowling Club $13,900.90 / The Latham Golf and Bowling Club have been successful in gaining funding to go towards the purchase of new furniture for the club premises.
2018 / 12 Perenjori Cricket Club $29,618.32 / The Perenjori Cricket Club have been successful in gaining funding to put towards new bowling nets.
2018 / 12 Perenjori Agricultural Centre $12,136 / The Perenjori Agricultural Society have been successful in gaining funding to put towards the annual Perenjori Agricultural Show.
2018 / 12 Perenjori Community Resource Centre $11,720 / The Perenjori Community Resource Centre have been successful in gaining funding to go towards the purchase of a Bouncy Castle and Water Slide, as well as a trailer for storage.
2017 / 11 Perenjori Tourist Information and Museum $33,897 / The Tourist Information & Museum have been successful for funding to go towards the Mongers Lake Lookout structure.
2017 / 11 Perenjori Sports Club $18,800 / Funding will go towards Perenjori Sports Club solar panel project.
2017 / 11 North Midlands Project $3,926 / Perenjori Exchange Project.
2017 / 10 Perenjori Agricultural Society $13,190 / The 77th Agricultural Show seeks to provide a wide range of entertainment such as ASPxtreme Motorbikes and Laser tagging in addition to their usual entertainment for all age groups.
2017 / 10 Perenjori Community Resource Centre $7,000 / An Emergency Services Ball will be an event to help raising money for our local volunteer emergency services.  Great Catering and a Band will encourage the community to come together to join the event. The CRC seeks support for the band and the catering to make a profit for the volunteering groups.
2017 / 10 Perenjori RSL (tentative) Two additional steel sculptures for the Anzac Memorial Park.
2017 / 10 Tourist Information & Museum $7,000 (partially spent) / This project seeks to supply a guided tour though the Tourist destinations within the Shire of Perenjori on two days a week throughout wildflower season and to contract a tourism specialist to develop a website for Tourism in Perenjori 12 months of the year.
2016 / 9 Perenjori Sports Club $15,000 /This project seeks to plant a crop of wheat on 80ha of land which is owned by the Shire of Perenjori (40ha) and Co-operative Bulk Handling (40h).
2016 / 9 Perenjori Bowls Club $12,000 / The project will see an area of the outdoor surrounds of the Perenjori Bowls Green cemented. The old cement blocks got removed, the ground levelled and the existing undercover veranda extended.
2016 / 9 Perenjori Pistol Club $5,000 / Purchase of Bullet press and reloading gear and purchase of 2 x outdoor dining setting.
2016 / 9 Latham St John Ambulance $10,000 / Purchase and installation of new vehicle shed next to the Latham Sports Club for amenities and training purpose. Modern electric doors and mobile range will make response times to emergencies faster.
2016 / 8 Perenjori RSL $7,790 / To purchase a RSL statue for the Anzac Memorial Park and an oven for the RSL Hall.
2016 / 8 Community Resource Centre $16,200 / To build an alfresco area with shade protection for CRC Café ‘the Wheat Bean’. The Café has already received $30,000 in 2013 for equipment. A lot of target groups are covered in this project such as carers, tourists, tourists and the community. Local business will benefit from a welcoming heart of the town with a lovely atmosphere.
2016 / 8 P&C $11,751 / Installation and purchase of two new shade sail structures for the lower school playground. The P&C has received $ 25,000 in 2013 for playground equipment. Trees, which provided shade, had to be removed for safety reasons and new shade sails will be required for the protection of the children.
2016 / 8 Perenjori Agricultural Society $13,966 / to support the annual Agricultural Show with a Wow-factor that attracts more people to the Event.
2015 / 7 Bush Fire Brigade $9,722 / To provide and build a meeting room for training, as the volunteer cadets train currently in a dusty shed. A new adequate environment will encourage and support better training.
2015 / 7 Latham Golf and Bowls Club $9,850 / To upgrade the coolroom, as old one requires lots of maintenance.
2015 / 7 Nissan Car Club $8,000 / To hold a two day off road event in Perenjori in partnership with the Shire of Perenjori. The cost is compiled by traffic management, accommodation, ambulance & fire brigade attendance, event signage, camera permit and more.
2015 / 7 Perenjori Sports Club $5,000 / To replace the Leach Drain System, as old one is unserviceable and need is given to provide the sports club facility for all sporting, community and user groups. A probably closure of club has to happen, if no funding is taking place.
2015 / 7 Townscape Enhancement C0mmittee $20,000 / To purchase a flying fox and outdoor fitness equipment to improve children and community entertainment.
015 / 6 Perenjori Women’s Playgroup $4,500 / To update and add to current playgroup resources; to provide furniture and storage to make toys more accessible; and to set up play area to encourage educational and social skill situations for the playgroup children.
2015 / 6 Perenjori RSL $6,820 / To assist with the refurbishment of the existing building.
2015 / 6 Perenjori Netball Club (in process) $15,000 / An equipment shed will assist the efficiency of the club, has encouraged a partnership between the netball club and the tennis club, and will improve quality of access to club activities by providing shelter and storage, while minimising injury and damage to the courts.
2014 / 5 Shire of Perenjori $8,000 /To purchase a new 21 seater Community Bus.
2014 / 5 Perenjori Algea Production Project Group $9,927 / A joint venture between the Perenjori Algae Production Project Group and James Cook University (QLD). The project will see a 12 month trial established in Perenjori for the propagation of micro-algae with the intent that at the end of the trial the collected data results will indicate if the algae can be commercially produced as an agricultural fertiliser or developed into other commercial opportunities
2014 / 5 Perenjori St John Ambulance $15,000 /To refurbish the upstairs area of the Perenjori St John Ambulance Sub Centre. This includes creating a bedroom and lounge area, Installing two split system air conditioners and installing carpet.
2014 / 5 Latham Golf and Bowls Club $8,895 /Purchase and installation of guttering and water tanks to collect the run off of rainwater from the bowling green shade structures. Also to purchase a bowling green vacuum cleaner to maintain the new carpet bowling green.
2014 / 4 Perenjori Golf Club $17,471 / To install synthetic turf on the newly installed tee boxes.
2014 / 4 Latham Golf and Bowls Club $2,530 / to purchase new seating for the Latham Bowling Club.
2014 / 4 Perenjori RSL $2,530 / To repair of RSL Building windows
2014 / 4 Perenjori Centenary Committee $31,000 / Publishing of the book commissioned for the Perenjori Centenary “Sound of the Cockies”
2013 / 3 North Midlands Bowling Club  $3,800 / To purchase team shirts that can be worn whilst representing the North Midlands Area.
2013 / 3 Perenjori Sports Club $2,185 / To purchase catering equipment, including a Pizza oven, Bain Marie, Dough Mixer.
2013 / 3 Latham Golf and Bowls Club $14,000 / To purchase shade sails for the Bowling green in Latham.  This would allow spectators and players to watch and enjoy some protection from the weather.
2013 / 3 Perenjori Primary School $25,000 / To refurbish, purchase and install new equipment for K-7 students.
2013 / 2 Perenjori RSL $4,820 / To renovate and complete some remedial works on the RSL building used by the Perenjori Play Group.  Building needs painting, and new guttering and doors.
2013 / 2 Perenjori Sports Club $14,850 / The Perenjori Sports Club are looking at replacing the motor in their cool room, as they have been without a Cool room for a number of weeks now.
2013 / 2 Latham Golf and Bowls Club $2,120 / To replace the worn out flag poles used on the golf course, along with providing a telecommunications service at the Sports Club in case of emergencies.
2013 / 2 Perenjori St John Ambulance $12,000 / To purchase air conditioning for St John Ambulance building that has been built in town.
2013 / 2 Tourist Information & Museum $2,793 / To purchase new Computer Equipment to enable the volunteer committee to be able to get information out more efficiently and coordinate with other visitor centres.  It will also provide improved tourists experience of the town.
2013 / 2 Bush Heritage Australia $10,000 / Blues for the Bush Open Day 2013
2012 / 1 Teach, Learn, Grow $1,500 / To provide tutoring and mentoring services to schools in rural and remote locations.  University Students come into the primary schools and mentor students 1 on 1, to tutor literacy and numeracy.
2012 / 1 Community Resource Centre $30,000 / To redevelop the Community Resource Centre into a coffee shop, and to take over the running of library from the Shire.  Creating a social hub, and starting the process of revitalising the Perenjori CBD.
2012 / 1 Perenjori Cricket Club $4,160 / To purchase a bowling a machine for the club, that can be used to improve the training for the club.
2012 / 1 Latham Golf and Bowls Club $2,922 / To provide a comfortable outdoor setting, to encourage more social activities at the club.  It will also be used to purchase shirts for the club that will be used for playing competitive matches.
2012 / 1 Perenjori Bowls Club $13,510 / To update facilities and create a safer inclusive environment, by upgrading the paving and fencing around the bowls green.