Community Funding Programs

The City of Greater Geraldton (City) is committed to providing funding to Community Groups, with the delivery of a number of funding opportunities throughout the year.

The City’s Community Funding Program aims to provide assistance to not-for-profit community groups, clubs and organisations to implement projects, activities and programs that enhance and promote community wellbeing within the Greater Geraldton region.

The level of support provided through the City's Community Funding Programs will be in line with the Guidelines and funds allocated in the Council's annual budget.

The City has moved to an online program for the delivery of our Funding Programs. Please refer to our funding portal at https://cgg.smartygrants.com.au to see what funding the City currently has available.

 

Community Project Support

Community Project Support will be available up to twice per year for funding requests of up to $2,000.  Applicants can apply for up to 100% of the cost of the project or a maximum of $2,000 (whichever is the lesser).

Successful Projects

Successful projects funded through the 2020/21 Community Project Support Program are as follows:

  • Restoration Works (Batavia Long Boat)
  • Suicide Prevention – Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person (Midwest Yellow Ribbon for Life Inc.)
  • Expo of Sustainable Living (Conservation Council of WA)
  • Lighthouse Open Day 2021 (Batavia Coast Maritime Heritage Association)
  • Youth with HeART (North Midlands Project)
  • Arena Fencing for Junior Pony Club Members (Moonyoonooka Horse and Pony Club)
  • Mid West Sports Awards 2021 (Mid West Sports Federation)
  • Celebrate Anniversary of Leanes Trench (11th Battalion Living History Unit)
  • Midwest Surf Lifesaving Squad (Geraldton Surf Lifesaving Club)

Successful projects funded through the 2021/22 Community Project Support Program are as follows:

  • Geraldton Senior’s Directory 2022 (Inner Wheel Club of Geraldton Inc.)
  • New Tennis Nets (Tarcoola Park Tennis Club)
  • Centacare Community Christmas Day Lunch (Centacare Family Services)
  • Chairs for Purpose (Pollinators Inc.)
  • Property Cleanups (Apex Club of Geraldton)
  • Bathroom Essential Toiletries (Inner Wheel Club of Geraldton)
  • Ocean Heroes Geraldton 2022 Program (Ocean Heroes)
  • Multicultural Concert in Seniors Week (Midwest Multicultural Association)
  • SHINE Health and Wellbeing Support (SHINE Inspire Achieve Belong)
  • MHPC Horse Yard Upgrade (Moonyoonooka Horse & Pony Club)

Community Grants

Community Grants will be available up to twice per year for funding requests of $2,001 up to $20,000.  Applicants can apply for up to 50% of the total costs of the project or a maximum of $20,000 (whichever is the lesser).

 Successful Community Grants

Successful projects funded through Round 24 of the Community Grants Program are as follows:

  • Growing Community Spaces (Anglican Parish of Bluff Point)
  • Rotary WA Driver Education (Rotary Club of Geraldton)
  • 2021 Outback Bloom – Mullewa’s Wildflower Festival (Mullewa Community Resources Centre Inc.)
  • National Malleefowl & WA Threatened Species Forum (Northern Agricultural Catchments Council Incorporated)
  • Installation of Security Screens/Mesh for the Club House (Tarcoola Park Tennis Club)
  • LEAD (Ngala Community Services)
  • Dragon Boat Classic 2021 (Geraldton Yacht Club Inc.)
  • Carpark Re-surfacing (Geraldton Bowling Club Inc.)
  • Frothin Fools Gero Groms Fest 2022 (Geraldton Board Riders Junior Development Club)
  • Geraldton Light Show Equipment (Polllinators Inc.)

Successful projects funded through Round 25 of the Community Grants Program are as follows:

  • Permanent Home for Wandina Playgroup (Wandina Playgroup Incorporated)
  • A Commemorative History of the Church of Archangels in Geraldton (Hellenic Society of Geraldton Inc.)
  • Men’s Hub: Community Connection Space (The Roman Catholic Bishop of Geraldton Centacare Family Services)
  • Special Children’s Big Day Out (Lions Cancer Institute Inc.)
  • Geraldton Toy Library Building Rejuvenation Project (The Geraldton Community Toy Library)
  • Cricket Wicket Preparation (Geraldton Regional Cricket Board)
  • Geraldton Christian Churches Carols by Candlelight (Geraldton Carols by Candlelight)
  • Equipment – Hoverball Archery Target (Scouts WA – Woorree Scout Group)

Successful projects funded through Round 26 of the Community Grants Program are as follows:

  • Essential Equipment Upgrade (Mid West Cat Shelter Inc.)
  • Vivaldi Mozart Elgar at St Francis Xavier (Fremantle Chamber Orchestra Pty Ltd)
  • 88th Mullewa Show (Mullewa District Agricultural Society Inc.)
  • Accessible Geraldton (Spinal Life Australia)
  • Storage Facility (11th BattalionAIF Living History Unit)

Successful projects funded through Round 27 of the Community Grants Program are as follows:

  • RUKPA Rebrand (Rangeway Utakarra Karloo Progress Association)
  • Aboriginal Surfing and Cultural Leadership Program (Surfing Western Australia Inc.)
  • Waterproofing the Clark Training Room & Gym (Geraldton Surf Life Saving Club)
  • Geraldton Christian Churches Carols by Candlelight (Geraldton Carols by Candlelight)
  • Walkaway Station Museum Newspaper Revival (Walkaway Station Museum)
  • Railway Football Club Rooms Re-Roofing (Railway Football Club)
  • Two Feet & A Hearbeat Charity Walk (HeartKids)
  • RSCPA WA Community Action Day (RSPCA WA)
  • Creative Labs: Where Creativity & Science Meet (North Midlands Project Incorporated T/A The Geraldton Project)
  • Discover and Explore Entrepreneurship (Young Change Agents Limited)
  • MTS Geraldton Ventilation Upgrades (Mission to Seafarers Geraldton)

 

Event Support Program (In-Kind)

The aim of the Event Support Program (In-Kind) is to provide assistance to not-for-profit community groups, clubs and organisations to assist with projects, activities, programs and services that enhance and promote community wellbeing within the Greater Geraldton region through the waiver of venue and/or equipment fees and charges for City owned buildings and assets.

Applications for this program are by invitation only.  In the first instance, please contact the City’s Treasury Officer on 9956 6940 or at grants@cgg.wa.gov.au to discuss your proposal.

Service Agreements

Service Agreements are offered to local organisations that provide a service to the community that the City may be required to provide if they didn’t.

Applications for this program are by invitation only.  In the first instance, please contact the City’s Treasury Officer on 9956 6940 or at grants@cgg.wa.gov.au to discuss your proposal.

Festival and Event Program

The City’s Festival and Event Program (previously known as the Signature Events Program) aims to provide assistance to host events within the City that brings tourism and an economic boosts to the region.  Events are to be delivered by the applicant.

Applications for this program are by invitation only.  In the first instance, please contact the City’s Treasury Officer on 9956 6940 or at grants@cgg.wa.gov.au to discuss your proposal.

Mayoral Discretionary Fund

The Mayoral Discretionary Fund is available for the Mayor to provide financial assistance, at his discretion, for proposals that fall outside the eligibility parameters and timelines of the other funding programs offered by the City.

Applications for this program are by invitation only.  In the first instance, please contact the City’s Treasury Officer on 9956 6940 or at grants@cgg.wa.gov.au to discuss your proposal.

Should you have any queries regarding any of the City’s Community Funding Programs, or the possibility of funding for one of your programs / activities please contact the City on (08) 9956 6940 or by email at grants@cgg.wa.gov.au to discuss further.

GrantGuru

Regional Development Australia WA, through the Midwest Gascoyne and Wheatbelt branches, have teamed up with GrantGuru to provide a funding hub relevant to businesses and community groups within the Midwest Gascoyne and Wheatbelt regions.

You are able to search the site for grants as you need them, or you able to sign up (for free) to receive email alerts when grants relevant to your organisation are available.

The City strongly encourages organisations utilise the RDAWA GrantGuru hub to look for additional funding opportunities.