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.

The Foundation supports charitable projects for community benefit across a range of focus areas:

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

Projects and initiatives should incorporate community consultation and offer a demonstrable benefit to the community.

Community groups and organisations with activities and purposes that benefit local communities within the Shires of Laverton, Leonora and Menzies are prioritized during review and approvals processes.

Minara Resources, our Local Advisory Committee and Equity Trustees work together for the benefit of the local community to oversee the governance and administration of the Foundation and the ongoing grant programs.  Groups wishing to access funding will follow a formal application process.

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

Grant recipients and projects for 2018 will be added to this page in due course.  Thank you to all those who submitted applications.

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 2017 grant round.  Grant recipients and projects are as follows:

  • $71,500 Earbus Foundation WA: Mobile Children's Ear Clinic Goldfields Region
  • $58,700 Redd Horizons, Transcend Initiatives and Shire of Leonora: Striving Instils Resilience 'Sir' Horse Riding Pilot Program for youth, Leonora
  • $33,000 Shire of Leonora: Leonora Golden Gift Major Regional Event 2017
  • $22,000 Eastern Goldfields Cycle Club: Goldfields Cyclassic and Community Challenge 2017
  • $19,800 Shire of Leonora Economics & Heritage Services: Gwalia's Gold, Stage II Exhibition and Permanent Installation
  • $11,100 Laverton Crisis Intervention Service: Facilities and Recycled Clothing Project
  • $11,000 Laverton Leonora Cross Cultural Association: Equipment for Community Music Program
  • $11,000 Western Australian Music Industry Association: Demos from the Northern Goldfields musicians development project
  • $6,500 Curtin Volunteers: Remote and Indigenous Program 2017/2018 (Laverton and Leonora)
  • $5,000 Nyunngu Gu: Leonora Womens Group
  • $5,000 Shire of Laverton Youth Services: Connections to Culture and Country Camping Program

MCF Grants 2016

MCF Grants 2015

MCF Grants 2014

MCF Grants 2013

MCF Grants 2012

MCF Grants 2011 

MCF Grants 2008 - 2010