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Community funding program

The City proudly provides opportunities for community groups and organisations to apply for funding support through the Community Funding Program.

Funding Information 

The next community funding round will open at 9am on Wednesday 12 September 2018 for Category A, B and C funding (see descriptions below).  This round closes at 4pm on Wednesday 24 October 2018 and is timed to support projects and events commencing from approximately mid-February 2019 onwards.

To submit an application for this round of funding, applicants should:

  1. Plan early.
  2. Read the Community Funding Guidelines.
  3. Consider all eligibility requirements. 
  4. Preview the application form. 
  5. Contact Elenie Kolitsis, Community Funding Officer, phone 9405 5951 or email: communityfunding@wanneroo.wa.gov.au  to discuss their proposed application.
  6. Attend a Community Funding information session.

The Community Funding Officer’s role is to assist applicants through the community funding application process and ensure each application is viable for selection.

Attendance at a Community Funding information session is recommended for any eligible applicant group particularly those not previously in receipt of community funding.  Several sessions are offered throughout the year with details of the next session below:  

Community Funding information session

Where: Alkimos Pop-Up Library, Gateway Shopping Precinct, Alkimos
When: Saturday 18 August 2018 // 10:30am to 12:00pm
To register: Phone 9405 5951 or email: communityfunding@wanneroo.wa.gov.au by 5pm on Wednesday 15 August 2018. Places are limited.

Other opportunities can be arranged for small group sessions or one-to-one guidance. 

The application form can be viewed at any time by clicking on the link below however, on-line completion of the form cannot commence until the round opens.  

Community Funding application form

Available funding categories:

Category A - Community Development Funding

Description
Projects and activities that contribute to the growth and enrichment of community life in the City of Wanneroo.
Availability
Twice a year in March and October 

Category B - Community Event Funding

Description
Community-based events developed and conducted across the City of Wanneroo
Availability
Twice a year in March and October

Category C - Hallmark Event Funding

Description
Events that contribute to the City of Wanneroo’s history and identity. Events identified as ‘Hallmark’ include Australia Day, ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day. 
Availability
Every 3 years (next consideration due in 2018)

Category D - Christmas Community Celebration Event Funding

Description
Events recognising the City of Wanneroo's commitment to support and celebrate the community.
Availability
Every 5 years (next consideration due in 2019)

Important Dates:

September 2018: Community Funding applications open
October 2018: Community Funding applications close
November 2018: Community Funding Working Group assessment and recommendation. 
December 2018: Council approval of Community Funding applications. 

Community Funding policy

Community Funding guidelines

For a list of projects supported by Community Funding for 2016-2017 click below:

Community Funding Supported Activities