Community Funding Programs

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

Please be advised that the City has moved to an online program for the delivery of our Funding Programs.

Community Grants

The aim of the City’s Community Grants Program is to provide assistance to local community groups and organisations that make positive contributions to the quality of life within the Greater Geraldton region. 

The Community Grants Program is offered twice a financial year for one-off events, activities and / or programs with funding of $2,000 to $20,000 available.

Please refer to the 2019/20 Community Grants Program Guidelines for further information.

Applying for Community Grants

Applications for Round 22 of the Community Grants Program open Wednesday 10 July 2019. Applications must be submitted by 5pm Tuesday 3 September 2019.

Applications are available via the City’s SmartyGrants website at https://cgg.smartygrants.com.au/CGR22

It is anticipated that applicants will be advised of the outcome of their submission by Thursday 31 October 2019.

Successful Community Grants

Successful projects funded through Round 20 of the Community Grants Program are as follows:

  • Harmony Festival 2019 (Mid West Multicultural Association)
  • 2019 Geraldton Lobster Pot Regatta (Geraldton Yacht Club Inc.)
  • Establish GDR Services to New Animal Management Facility (Geraldton Dog Rescue Incorporated)
  • 20th Anniversary and Launch of Bereavement Bags (Midwest Yellow Ribbon For Life Inc.)
  • TPTC Lighting Upgrade (Tarcoola Park Tennis Club)
  • Geraldton Mountain Bike Club Inc. Community Skills Clinic (Geraldton Mountain Bike Club Incorporated)
  • Rotary WA Driver Education (Rotary Club of Geraldton)
  • Wangalgu Viability Project (Sun City Care Inc.)
  • Project – Interrupt! (Desert Blue Connect Incorporated)
  • 2019 GBRJDC Interclub Surf Competition (Geraldton Board Riders Junior Development Club)
  • Bundiyarra Completion of Volunteer Workshop and Aboriginal Armed Service (Bundiyarra Aboriginal Community Aboriginal Corporation)
  • Annual 10s Rugby Competition (Geraldton Rugby Club)

Successful projects funded through Round 21 of the Community Grants Program are as follows:

  • The Building of a new St John Ambulance Sub Centre (St John Ambulance Western Australia Limited – Mullewa Sub Centre)
  • Roller Doors 2019 (Waggrakine Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade & Cadet Unit)
  • Men’s 74th June Carnival 2019 (Geraldton Bowling Club Inc.)
  • Caring for Seafarers in our Community (Missions to Seafarers Geraldton)
  • Aboriginal War Memorial (Bundiyarra Aboriginal Community Aboriginal Corporation)
  • Caring for Your Collection (Community Group of Greenough (Inc.))
  • Children’s Party (Lions Club of Geraldton)
  • Mural Madness (Short Term Accommodation for Youth)
  • FunCity Bounce! (Sun City Christian Centre Inc.)
  • Carols by Candlelight 2019 (Geraldton Christian Churches Carols by Candlelight Inc.)
  • Festival of Lights 2019 (Midwest Multicultural Association)

Community Project Support

The aim of the City’s Community Project Support Program is to aid local community groups and organisations that make positive contributions to the quality of life within the Greater Geraldton region.

The Community Project Support Program is offered each quarter, or until all funding has been dispersed, for one-off events, activities and / or programs with funding of up to $2,000 available.

Please refer to the 2019-20 Community Project Support Program Guidelines for further information.

Applying for Community Project Support Grants

Applications for 2019-20 Round 1 open Tuesday 16 July 2019 and close at 5pm Tuesday 27 August 2019.

Applications for 2019-20 Round 2 are anticipated to open early October 2019 and close mid-November 2019.

Applications for 2019-20 Round 3 are anticipated to open mid-January 2020 and close late February 2020.

Applications for 2019-20 Round 4 are anticipated to open early April 2020 and close mid-May 2020.

Successful projects funded through the 2018/19 Community Project Support Program are as follows:

  • 86th Mullewa Show (Mullewa District Agricultural Society Inc.)
  • Dingy Sailing Instructors Training (Geraldton Yacht Club)
  • Summer Sun Smart Club (Geraldton Little Athletics Assoc.)
  • 2019 WA Threatened Species Forum (Northern Agricultural Catchments Council)
  • Waggrakine Hall History & Memories (Waggrakine Glenfield Progress Association)
  • Revitalise Signage and Increase Promotional Awareness (The Geraldton Community Toy Library Inc.)

Event Support

The aim of the Event Support Program is to assist local community groups and organisations with the waiver of venue and equipment hire fees of City resources; it is essentially in-kind support from the City.

The Event Support Program is available all year round, or until the allocated budget has been fully dispersed. Requests are capped at $2,500 per event.

Recipients cannot make a request through the Event Support Program if they have already been granted funding through any of the City’s other funding programs. If you require in-kind support from the City in addition to a cash contribution, the in kind request must be included in your submission for funding.

Applying for Events Support

Applications for the 2019-20 Event Support Program are now open.

Applications for in kind support for local events, must be submitted online at https://cgg.smartygrants.com.au/1920eventsupport

Please note that once the allocated budget has been fully dispersed, the round will be closed and applications will not be permitted to be submitted until the 2020-21 support is made available.

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 Brooke Rafferty on (08) 9956 6940 or by email at grants@cgg.wa.gov.au to discuss further.