Neighbourhood Networking Fund program

The City is supporting local communities to connect and get to know each other by providing funds for neighbours and community groups to hold small neighbourhood events such as picnics and barbeques. 

Who can apply?

Funds are only available to City of Cockburn residents and community groups.


  • Events must be held within Cockburn on public properties, e.g. parks, verges
  • An application form must be submitted one month prior to the event
  • A summary of the event, including copies of receipts, invitations, promotion and photos must be submitted within one month of completion
  • Items that can be funded are: food (e.g sausages, buns, fruit), entertainment, decorations, promotion.

How much can I apply for?

The maximum funds available for a gathering is $50, however the number of attendees will determine the amount of funds that can be applied for. A minimum of three households need to be invited.

Limitations and conditions

  • Applications to hold a private gathering are not eligible

  • Alcohol cannot be purchased with the funds

  • Only one application per event will be funded

  • Funds will be provided in the form of vouchers

  • One event per household per year

How to apply

Please complete the Neighbourhood Networking Fund Application Form

For further enquiries or to discuss your event please contact or 08 9411 3444.
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