Community Investment

Community Investment Program

Chalice is committed to positively impacting the local communities in the areas we operate, to achieve meaningful social and economic benefits. As a member of these communities, local employment, procurement, and funding are among the best ways Chalice can meaningfully contribute.

Chalice has developed our Community Investment Program, which aims to provide funding to deliver positive long-term benefits and support local initiatives.

Applications are now closed for the August-September funding period. Successful applicants will be announced in November.

Successful Applicants – May 2023

Chalice is thrilled to announce the successful applicants from our recent Community Investment funding round in February – March 2023. We look forward to supporting initiatives from the following local groups:

  • Bindoon Farmers Market
  • Chittering Wildlife Carers Inc
  • Toodyay Junior Football Club
  • Toodyay Football Club
  • Goomalling Gumnuts
  • Northam Primary School
  • Northam Hockey Club
  • Gidgegannup Men’s Shed
  • Avon Valley Shotokan
  • Toodyay Golf Club
  • Toodyay Country Women’s Association
  • Toodyay Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services
  • Moondyne Festival
  • Toodyay Street Christmas Party
  • Avonvale Primary School

    The Community Investment Framework

    Our Community Investment framework identifies the areas and communities we seek to support. The framework ensures that programs we support have a lasting positive contribution and fall within our focus areas; Education, Environment and Community.

    • Applications are not required to meet all three focus areas, however those that are focussed on the focus areas will be prioritised.
    • Community Investment support can be provided up to the value of $10,000.
    • Applications are considered in two funding periods in Feb-Mar and August-September.
    • Successful applicants will be released on this page in May and November following each funding period.

    Priority Communities:

    Shires of Toodyay, Chittering, Northam and Goomalling

    Focus Areas:

    Education – initiatives that advance and improve regional educational opportunities.

    • Education
      Sharing of knowledge and capabilities for the benefit of the local community.
    • Education
      Supports innovation and advancement for local residents.

    Environment – initiative that protect and rehabilitate the Environment.

    • Environment
      Supports the connection between community and the natural environment.
    • Environment
      Restores our natural environment and protects our ecosystems and endangered species.

    Community Connection – supporting local opportunities and groups to strengthen the community connection within the region.

    • Community Connection
      Facilitates and supports greater engagement between community members.
    • Community Connection
      Respects and recognises our local heritage and culture.

    Types of Community Investment:

    • Grants – Monetary contribution to help the community by supporting local activities and building community initiatives
    • Sponsorships – commitment of money or resources in exchange for specific promotional benefits
    • In-kind Support – Non monetary contribution such as volunteer support, supply or services or goods

    The Application Process

    Who Can We Support?

    To be considered for funding, organisations should meet the following criteria:

    • Are an incorporated not-for-profit organisation, government entity or educational institution.
    • Have an ABN (reflecting the organisation’s incorporated not‑for‑profit status).
    • Have funded activities taking place within 12 months of the allocation of funding.
    • Have not already received funding from Chalice Mining for an existing initiative, within a 12-month period.

    What Will Not Be Supported:

    Chalice will not consider funding requests:

    • That do not align with Chalice’s core values.
    • That are retrospective in nature.
    • From individuals seeking support.
    • From for-profit businesses.
    • For programs located outside of the priority areas
    • From organisations or individuals that promote discriminatory or offensive activities.
    • From any political or religious parties or government departments.
    • That is a duplicate of services already provided within the community.
    • For business-as-usual or ongoing operational costs

    For enquiries about the Community Investment Program please email

    Our Community Partners

    In addition to our rounds of Community Investment Program funding, Chalice is proud to support a number of ongoing community events and organisations including:

    • Toodyay Christmas Street Party
    • Toodyay Agricultural Show
    • Australian Earth Science Education Program
    • Northam Chamber of Commerce
    • Taste of Chittering
    • Bindoon Mountain Bike and Adventure Park
    • Bindoon Agricultural Show
    • Marsupial Mammas and Pappas Wildlife Rehabilitation
    • Toodyay International Food Festival
    • Toodyay Recreation Centre