Community Grants

The Community Grants Program is a financial support program for organisations within the City of Cockburn. Not-for-profit groups are eligible to apply for up to $15,000. The City’s Community Grants program financially supports local groups to host projects, programs and activities for the benefit of the wider community. The City also provides in-kind support and advice to groups applying for grants.

Who can apply?

Community grants are available to not-for-profit groups in the City who:

  • Primarily serve the residents of Cockburn
  • Can demonstrate a high level of community support
  • Can demonstrate financial stability and sound project management.

What can a community grant be used for?

Community grants can be used for a range of purposes including:

  • Events
  • Minor capital works
  • Pilot programs
  • Activities
  • Equipment
  • Workshops
  • Brochures/ pamphlets
  • Art works
  • Incorporation
  • Promotion.

How much can I apply for?

Groups can apply for a maximum of $15,000, with smaller amounts encouraged. Applicants that can demonstrate financial and in-kind contributions will be considered favourably.

When can I apply?

The City has two funding rounds each year, in March and September. Funding is advertised widely.

How do I apply for a community grant?

Download the 'Community Grants, Cultural Grants and Donations Guidelines' under the 'Related Documents' section below and contact the Grants & Research Officer on 08 9411 3444 or to discuss your application.

Applications can be made at the Cockburn Smarty Grants website.

More information and contact

Contact the Grants & Research Officer on 08 9411 3444 or to discuss your application.

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