Community Grants Program helps restore community courtyard in WA

In Corrigin, WA, the community gathers at a previously unused grass area at a historical landmark to take part in workshops and events that are bridging social, emotional and wellness gaps for local residents.

After receiving a grant through the 2022 Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants Program, the Corrigin Centenary Courtyard has been revitalized thanks to the hard work of 1922 & You, and is now a hub of activity for young and old, locals and tourists.

Corrigin receiving the ward

Pictured: The team from Sellars Ag Services, Corrigin, presenting the Community Grant to members of 1922 & You

1922 & You chairperson, Juanita MacGregor thanked the funding from Nutrien and FRRR. 

“The space, which was previously an empty and deserted block, is now a beautiful community space for everyone to enjoy."

Over 300 people enjoyed the new and improved space at the opening event of the courtyard, the Big Brick Bash. Community members came together to celebrate the new space and to design a paver for a path around the garden in the courtyard. The courtyard also includes a community garden, nature play area, yarning circle and stage.

Big Brick Bash photo

Pictured: The Big Brick Bash opening of the Courtyard. Photo credit: Joclyn Rose Photography

The Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants Program invests $250,000 annually into communities that are the heartbeat of rural and regional Australia. Applications have closed for this year’s round and the successful recipients of the 2023 Nutrien Community Grants program will be announced in mid-October. 

For more information on past recipients or to find out more about how a community organisation in your area can apply, click here.