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Community Funding Program Grants

Our Community Funding Program provides grants to support projects, events and activities that benefit the local community.

Applications closed Tuesday 11 April 2023. The next funding round will open in August (date to be confirmed).

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The Community Funding Program provides financial assistance of up to $5,000 per financial year to local not-for-profit groups, organisations and individuals, for new community-led initiatives.

Funding rounds open twice per year, generally in February and August.

Examples of initiatives include:

  • activities that protect and enhance the local environment or promote sustainable living
  • purchase of new equipment to increase the ability of a group to deliver a service, activity or program to the community
  • events that encourage active participation in community life
  • innovative sport, recreation and physical activity programs
  • arts and cultural projects across all art forms, including performances, workshops, public and experimental art. 

Applicants can apply for funding through the following two grants schemes:

Community Grants 

Public Art & Culture Grants 

(Up to $5,000 per financial year)

The Community Grants Schemes has four funding categories:

  1. Community Development
  2. Environment
  3. Events
  4. Sport & Recreation.

(Up to $5,000 per financial year)

The Public Art & Culture Grants Scheme has three funding categories:

  1. Artistic & Cultural Programs & Events
  2. Artistic Development
  3. Visual Public Art.

Community Funding Grants application process

  • Funding conditions and guidelines


    Before you start your application, please read the Community Funding Program Policy and relevant Guidelines below.

  • Information requirements


    Before you start your application you will need to have the following ready:
    > ABN (if applicable)
    > expected start and completion dates of project / activity
    > details of previous Council grants received (if applicable)

  • Application form


    To apply for a Community Funding Program Grant, please complete the application form and forward the completed form and any supporting documents to the Council before the application close date.

    The application form and instructions on how to complete the form are provided below.

  • Submit application form


    Submit your completed application form via email or post.


For more information, please contact:

Community Grants Public Art & Culture Grants 

Claire Betchley
Coordinator, Events & Marketing
T: 08 8366 4582

Emma Comley
Council Arts Officer
T: 08 8366 4555