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Community Grants

The City is seeking applications from groups, clubs and organisations for one-off, co-funded activities, projects and events which benefit the wider local community.

To benefit the wider local community, an activity, project or event should offer an opportunity for all community members to participate, build positive connections, learn and celebrate.

Funding of up to $5,000 is available to eligible community groups and not-for-profit organisations to deliver community-led projects and activities. 

In planning your activity, project or event, applicants should consider how long it will take to prepare and submit a community grants application (and any other grant applications) as well as allowing at least 8 weeks before the activity, project or event because:

  • Once an eligible application is submitted, it takes up to 4 weeks to receive a decision. Note: If your submitted application doesn’t meet eligibility requirements, it may take longer to process because you will be asked to re-work your application.
  • You need to allow another 4 weeks after that for adequate promotion of your activity, project or event. This is because your promotion needs to show that the City (and other confirmed partners) is a supporter of the event.

Applicants need to consider how their project or event will support participation of disadvantaged or vulnerable community members, different ages, cultures and abilities. Visit our Events Access and Inclusion page for further information:

Public Events Access and Inclusion

Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions

Please read the guidelines and Community Grants FAQs below prior to deciding to apply. 

Community Funding Program guidelines

Community Grants FAQs

Next steps

If you have an activity, project or event idea for a Community Grant, complete the following steps before submitting an application:

Email icon Read the guiding documentation above and send an email with your Community Grants idea, including questions about eligibility to our City Community Development team at communityfunding@wanneroo.wa.gov.au or phone 9405 5600.
Customer service icon Resolve all outstanding debt or acquittals with the City. Although you can still submit an application, the City is unable to release further funds until these items are finalised. 
Phone icon Call 9405 5000 to obtain a City facility hire quote or make a tentative booking.
Laptop icon FOR EVENTS ONLY: Submit a Public Community Event application 10 weeks prior to your event.

Submitting your application

All applications must be submitted via the online Community Funding Application form. Please note that the City is using a new on-line application process introduced in late May 2021.  If your community organisation/group has not submitted a community funding application since late May 2021 to-date, you will be required to register as a user and then also register your organisation/group prior to proceeding with the application.

Online Community Funding Application form