Funding programs

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 round of community funding will be available for a six-week period from September to October 2019. Dates will be confirmed as soon as possible. This round of funding is timed to support community projects and events commencing from approximately February 2020 onwards.

To prepare for submitting an application in this round of funding, applicants should:

  1. Read the Community Funding Guidelines.
  2. Consider all eligibility requirements. . 
  3. If you meet eligibility requirements, please contact the Community Funding Officer, phone 9405 5951 or email to obtain confirmation and discuss proceeding with your application.  Part of the Community Funding Officer’s role is to assist applicants through the community funding application process and ensure each application is viable for selection. 

Unsure about eligibility?

If you are unsure about eligibility, need assistance with developing your project/event idea or navigating the City of Wanneroo processes please contact the Community Development Team on 9405 5600 or email: to introduce your community group and discuss any assistance required.

Available funding categories:

Category A - Community Development Funding

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

Category B - Community Event Funding

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

Category C - Hallmark Event Funding

Events that contribute to the City of Wanneroo’s history and identity. Events identified as ‘Hallmark’ include Australia Day, ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day. 
Every 3 years (next consideration due in 2019 and will be considered annually in the October round pending completion of the Community Funding Policy review)

Category D - Christmas Community Celebration Event Funding

Events recognising the City of Wanneroo's commitment to support and celebrate the community.
Every 5 years (next consideration due in 2019 and will be considered annually in the March round pending completion of the Community Funding Policy review)

Important Dates:

  • 1 February 2019: Community Funding applications open.
  • 15 March 2019: Community Funding applications close.
  • 2 April 2019: Community Funding Working Group assessment and recommendation.
  • 7 May 2019: Council approval of Community Funding applications. 

Community Funding policy

Community Funding guidelines