A Donation is a financial contribution towards an organisation's day-to-day running costs, not for a specific project or activity.
Organisations must be based in the City of Cockburn and/or primarily service the Cockburn community and residents.

Who can apply?

Eligible applicants include not-for-profit benevolent organisations that directly assist the disadvantaged and/or vulnerable within the Cockburn community. This does not include sports clubs, residents’ associations or other special interest groups.
Applicants must:

  • Primarily serve and can demonstrate direct improved social outcomes for City residents and the Cockburn community.
  • Be an established and incorporated not-for-profit organisation (or auspiced by an incorporated not-for-profit organisation).
  • Demonstrate a high level of community support.
  • Demonstrate financial viability and sound management. (For requests over $5,000, a copy of the most recent, audited financial statement must be provided with the application).
Priority will be given to applicants that can demonstrate:
  • How they will provide direct outcomes for the disadvantaged and/or vulnerable in the Cockburn community.
  • Overall benefits to City residents.
  • Improved access to services or activities for Cockburn residents.
  • Value for money and/or value adding as a result of the proposed funding.
  • Other funding sources so that the funding is subsidising operations rather than relying solely on funding from the City.
  • Alignment with the objectives in the City’s Strategic Community Plan.

How much can I apply for?

The maximum funding available to any one group or organisation in the Donation category will not exceed $20,000, however donations are highly competitive and will generally be approved for a lesser amount.

When can I apply?

Donation applications will be open each year in March and September. Funding rounds are advertised publicly in local newspapers, on the City’s website and social media, and in e-newsletters.

Closing dates are noted on the online application forms, and will be assessed and notified within two months of the outcome of the application.

Projects or events must not commence within two months of the application closing date, as funding cannot be awarded retrospectively.

Limitations and Conditions

The successful request for a Donation in any year does not imply any ongoing commitment of the same or similar contribution in following years.

Applicants must be based in the City of Cockburn or be able to demonstrate that you primarily serve the Cockburn community or looking to provide a service in Cockburn that will benefit the Cockburn community.

Funding will not be provided:

  • To sports clubs, residents’ associations or other special interest groups.
  • To private organisations.
  • For a specific project or activity.
  • If your services may present a hazard to the community or environment.
  • If you have not acquitted any previous City of Cockburn funding.

How do I apply?

Please read the guidelines attached below, then contact the Community Grants on 08 9411 3444 during business hours, or at [email protected] to discuss before you submit an application.

 Apply for a Donation

More information and contact

Please contact the Community Grants on 08 9411 3444 or at [email protected] to discuss before you submit an application. 
Further information can be found in the Policy, and guidelines below.



City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

Language Support

Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.