Donations overview

The Donations Program provides financial support towards the everyday operational costs of organisations. This program is designed to assist not-for-profit organisations that help the disadvantaged and vulnerable within the Cockburn community.

Eligibility criteria

The following are eligibile to apply for a donation:
  • Not-for-profit organisations based in the City of Cockburn or primarily serving its residents
  • Established and incorporated organisations demonstrating significant community support.
Please note: Sports clubs, residents’ associations, and other special interest groups are not eligible.

Donation amount and details

The maximum funding available to any one group or organisation is $20,000, however donations are highly competitive and will generally be approved for a lesser amount.

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.

When and how to apply

Donation applications open each year in March and September.

To apply:

  1. Ensure you are eligible to apply and review the conditions and limitations below
  2. Contact the City to discuss your eligibility and application
  3. Submit your application through the link below.
Applications will be assessed and notified within three months of the outcome of the application.

Apply for a Donation

Limitations and conditions

Before applying please ensure you are aware of the following:

  • Donations will not be provided to sports clubs, residents’ associations, special interest groups or private organisations.
  • Donations are granted as a single instance of support, without a promise of future funding.
  • Donations will not be provided for a specific project or activity.
  • Applicants who have previously received funding must have fully accounted for that funding before submitting a new application.
  • Donations will not be provided for services that:
    • May divide communities by denigrating, excluding, or offending
    • May present a hazard to the community or environment 
    • Relate to political campaigns or lobbying.

More information and contact

Contact the City's Community Grants Team on 08 9411 3444 or email [email protected].



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