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Beyond delivering affordable, reliable, ever-cleaner energy, we believe we have an important role to play in helping local communities build a vibrant and prosperous future. 

We do this by supporting communities nearest our operations, to deliver programs that create sustainable positive change.

The Chevron Community Spirit Fund was established in 2007 to support this goal, by offering not-for-profit organisations in the West Pilbara of Western Australia, up to $15,000 towards activities that improve health, education, environmental sustainability and inclusivity outcomes in their communities. 

To date, Chevron Australia has invested more than $2.25 million towards 400 community projects through the Community Spirit Fund, which continue to deliver positive change outliving the funding itself across the West Pilbara.

applications and eligibility

The next Community Spirit Fund application round will open mid-2024 to organisations within the following locations:

  • Carnarvon 
  • Coral Bay 
  • Dampier 
  • Denham 
  • Exmouth 
  • Karratha 
  • Onslow
  • Port Hedland 
  • Roebourne 
  • Shark Bay

To be eligible for funding, the organisation must:

  • be a not-for-profit community group, Aboriginal corporation or local government authority or,
  • be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation or affiliated to an incorporated organisation which is willing to host your donation on your behalf,
  • provide a letter of support from the host organisation, if an affiliated incorporated organisation is hosting your donation,
  • identify a project, program or activity that will benefit the community in one or more of Chevron’s social investment focus areas outlined below, and is not intended to replace government funding,
  • demonstrate appropriate governance and capacity to manage the project and use of the funds, and;
  • be aligned with the Chevron Way values.

The following activities are not eligible for funding:

  • political contributions and business memberships,
  • requests for individuals,
  • requests for travel,
  • study support,
  • conferences,
  • fundraising or medical treatment and;
  • requests from religious organisations for religious purposes. 



 social investment key focus areas


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Promote healthy lifestyle choices and improve well-being within the community, particularly mental health and support equal access to key medical services.

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Enhance literacy and numeracy skills, encourage school attendance, remove barriers to employment and create opportunities for students to participate in science, technology, engineering and maths.

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Create a community of environmental stewards to deliver a cleaner energy future. Invest in lower carbon initiatives, sustainably reduce waste generation, protect biodiversity and natural habitats and sustainably conserve our oceans and seas.

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thriving communities

Create thriving, sustainable communities by celebrating local culture and encouraging participation and inclusivity.

latest community spirit fund recipients

Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2023 Community Spirit Fund application round:

  • ABC Foundation Limited – seed collection and community garden
  • Ashburton Anglers - Beadon Bay Bash and Mac 10 
  • Baiyungu Aboriginal Corporation - Jamba Nyinayi Festival
  • Carnarvon Horse and Pony Club - Horse and Pony Club facilities
  • Dampier Surf Life Saving Club - Nippers and Surf boat Outreach Program
  • Exmouth District High School Parents & Citizens Association - Stephen Michaels Foundation - Rising Leaders Program 
  • Exmouth Horseman’s Club - Horse and Pony Club facilities
  • Exmouth Yacht Club – Shared space, playground redevelopment
  • Julyardi Aboriginal Corporation - Hedland Aboriginal Strong Leaders; Their Stories
  • Karratha Community Garden - 2023 Community Garden activities
  • Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi Foundation - Leramugadu Liveability 
  • Ngarliyarndu Bindirri Aboriginal Corporation - Yirramagardu Crew Community Horticulture Project
  • Northwest Multicultural Association - Multicultural Experiences and Wellbeing Program
  • Onslow Volunteer Marine Rescue Group – Thevenard Island Regional SAREX (Search and Rescue Exercise) 
  • Pilbara Universities Centre - PUC Community English Programme
  • Robe River Kuruma Aboriginal Corporation - Jajiwurra Rangers - Fire trailer and safety
  • Shark Bay Community Resource Centre – Resource Centre play equipment
  • St John’s Ambulance – Coral Bay, Exmouth and Onslow Sub Centre new ambulances and equipment 
  • Swans District Football Club - Swans Roebourne Leadership Camps
  • SAFE Port Hedland – Desexing Animals
  • Volunteer Marine Rescue Service Port Hedland - facility replacement and new infrastructure for search and rescue operations