Small Events Sponsorship Program

Sponsorship overview

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.

Eligibility criteria

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.

Sponsorship amount and details

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.

When and how to apply

Applications are accepted all year-round.

To apply:

  1. Review eligibility: Review the eligibility criteria, limitations and conditions.
  2. Consultation: Before applying, discuss your proposal with the Community Development Team to ensure alignment with sponsorship criteria.
  3. Submission: Submit your application using the link below.
Apply for Small Event Sponsorship
Please note:
  • 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.

Limitations and conditions

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.

More information and contact

For more information contact the Community Development Team on 08 9411 3444 or email [email protected].



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