Minara Community Foundation

In 2007 Minara established the Minara Community Foundation for the long-term benefit of the people in the northern Goldfields region and people in the wider communities impacted by the Murrin Murrin operations.

Following an endowment contribution of $1 million, Minara has made regular donations to Minara Community Foundation since 2007.  The endowment contribution has been invested and the donation contributions plus a portion of the return on the investment has been made available each year as grants for use by the community.  The funds are intended to benefit communities and future generations beyond the life of the Murrin Murrin operations.

Minara Community Foundation has assisted the northern Goldfields community with over $2 million in grants across more than 100 community projects since 2008.


Minara Community Foundation seeks project funding application from community groups and organisations for the northern Goldfields.

Consideration will be given to a wide range of charitable projects to build community capacity in one or more of the following areas in the Shires of Laverton, Leonora and Menzies: 

  • Education, including training opportunities
  • Health and other social benefits
  • Economic development
  • Environment
  • Programs and initiatives for youth and future generations
  • Culture & heritage,including the protection of Indigenous culture

 Applications close 5:00pm Friday 10 May.

To apply, read the Grant Guidelines 2019 and complete the Grant Application.

MCF Grant Guidelines and Application Form 2019  

MCF Grant Guidelines and Application Form 2019 Word Version

Grant funding is subject to Minara Resources Third Party Due Diligence and Global Anti-Corruption Policy compliance in regard to charitable contributions.

Grant recipients, projects and details of further funding rounds for 2019 will be added to this page in due course.

For all queries, contact Minara Community Foundation mcf@minara.com.au or telephone Minara Resources on (08) 9212 8400.


Thank you for submissions received for our 2018 grant round.  Grant recipients and projects are as follows:

  • $98,659 RFDS WA: Medical equipment (Hamilton Ventilators) in support of RFDS WA Goldfields operations.

  • $70,000 St John Ambulance Leonora Sub-Centre: Contribution towards new ambulance (to be confirmed)

  • $27,500 Laverton Mens Shed: New Mens Shed Workshop

  • $15,584 Walkatjurra Cultural Centre: Equipment in support of ceramics projects for Walkatjurra artists including Ngalia Two-way Learning Leonora School

  • $14,659 Menzies Aboriginal Corporation: Lighting equipment for Pioneer Store Gallery

  • $8,583 St John Ambulance: Defibrillators for the Leonora and Laverton communities

  • $6,480 Leonora District High School: School Fruit Program 2018 – 2019

  • $5,000 Laverton Crisis Intervention Service: Sanctuary Garden project

MCF Grants 2017  

MCF Grants 2016

MCF Grants 2015

MCF Grants 2014

MCF Grants 2013

MCF Grants 2012

MCF Grants 2011 

MCF Grants 2008 - 2010