Cultural and Community Grants

Find out about the City of Cockburn’s Cultural Grants Program and various other community grants to support local arts, heritage, and culture. Funding covers a range of programs, events, and activities, promoting collaboration and nurturing individual artistic growth, while fostering community connections.

Cultural Grants Program

The City of Cockburn’s Cultural Grants Program aims to strengthen arts, heritage, and culture, fostering deeper connections within the community.

Grants support projects that develop local skillsets, express culture and identity, and promote community participation in creative activities.

Funding categories include Artist in the Community, Celebrating Community, Creative Community, and Telling Community Stories programs. These grants can be used for events, workshops, residencies, cultural and heritage activities, and pilot programs across all art forms.

Designed to benefit the Cockburn community, the program encourages collaboration between artists, community groups, and organisations, while nurturing individual artistic growth.

To find out more, including how to apply, visit Cultural Grants Program.

Other community grants offered by the City

In addition to the Cultural Grants Program, the City of Cockburn has numerous other community-based funding programs, including:
  • Community Grants: Supports local not-for-profit, incorporated community groups and organisations to provide projects, programs or activities that benefit residents of Cockburn.
  • Small Event Sponsorship Program: Suitable for neighbourhood events such as movie nights, pop up events, Christmas carols, food swaps and small fetes.
  • Bus Hire Subsidy: Not-for-profit community groups can apply for funding assistance for the use or hire of non-City owned bus hire.
  • Neighbourhood Network Fund Program: Provides funds for neighbours and community groups to hold small neighbourhood events such as picnics and barbeques.

Grants offered by other organisations

More information and contact

For more information about grants, please contact the City of Cockburn's Community Development team at c[email protected] or on
(08) 9411 3444.

If English is not your first language, you can access the Australian Government's Translating and Interpreting Service. These services provide free telephone or on-site interpreting and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the cost of a local call. The telephone number is 131 450.

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