A Statewide scholarship program, responsible for funding some leading South West Indigenous initiatives, is calling for applications for its 2022 investment program. Southern Ports is encouraging South West community groups to apply for sponsorship under its new Community Investment Program which kicks off in 2022. Formally known as the Community Sponsorship Program, Southern Ports has sponsored some of the South West’s biggest indigenous initiatives such as the Undalup Association which received funding for its Wadandi Surf Academy for Indigenous youth. With the new program, applications for funding will no longer be accepted year-round and must instead meet quarterly application deadlines, so groups are urged to get a head start with applications. Round one opens on January 1, 2022 and applications must be in by February 28.