The Small Events Sponsorship Program funds small-scale community events across Cockburn, such as movie nights, pop-up cafés, Christmas carols, food swaps, and fetes, enabling organisations to bring neighbourhoods together.
To apply, you must be:
- An organisation based within the City of Cockburn or primarily servicing the City’s residents
- Incorporated not-for-profit organisations, including sporting, welfare, educational, arts/cultural, youth, seniors, children, ethnic, and related groups
- Currently established and can demonstrate a high level of community support.
Funding of up to $3,000 is available per application.
The sponsorship can cover running costs, equipment and venue hire, marketing and promotion, entertainment, and supplier costs.
Applications are accepted all year-round
Apply for Small Event Sponsorship
- Review eligibility: Review the eligibility criteria, limitations and conditions.
- Consultation: Before applying, discuss your proposal with the Community Development Team to ensure alignment with sponsorship criteria.
- Submission: Submit your application using the link below.
- Applications will be assessed and applicants notified of the outcome within one month.
- Projects or events should not start within one month of the application closing date.
Before applying please ensure you are aware of the following:
- Funding will not be provided to private or non-registered organisations.
- Funding is granted as a single instance of support, without a promise of future funding.
- Funding will not be provided for projects or events that:
- Replicate existing local services or activities
- Have already taken place or will occur within three months after the application deadline
- May divide communities by denigrating, excluding, or offending community group
- May present a hazard to the community or environment
- Relates to political campaigns or lobbying.
- Applicants who have previously received funding must have fully accounted for that funding before submitting a new application.
- Organisations must make a financial or in-kind contribution to their project or have sought funding from other sources.
- Schools and educational groups must show the project meets a community need, occurs outside of regular school activities and hours, and includes at least a 50% financial or in-kind contribution from their side.
- Applicants must demonstrate financially stable and prove they can effectively manage the funding and project proposal.
- Applicants must demonstrate the ability to manage their affairs effectively, ensuring the successful execution of the project.
- Applicants can receive funding for up to two different projects per financial year from separate funding programs, as long as they are not for the same project.
- Funding does not cover personal items, food consumables, or catering costs.
For more information contact the Community Development Team on 08 9411 3444 or email [email protected]