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 not-for-profit community groups, clubs and organisations to implement projects, activities, programs and services that enhance and promote community wellbeing within the Greater Geraldton region.

The Community Grants Program is offered up to twice a year for activities, programs and services with funding of $2,000 to $20,000 available.

Please refer to the Community Funding Guidelines for further information.

Applying for Community Grants

Applications for Round 24 of the Community Grants Program have now closed. 

It is anticipated that applicants will be advised of the outcome of their submission by Monday 19 April 2021. 

Successful Community Grants

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)

Successful projects funded through Round 22 of the Community Grants Program are as follows:

  • 87th Mullewa Show (Mullewa District Agricultural Society Inc.)
  • Updating Team Bags (Geraldton Panthers Netball Club)
  • Oncology Treatment Chairs (St John of God Geraldton Hospital)
  • Geraldton Pottery Club, New Kiln, Wheels and Wheel Throwing Workshop (Geraldton Cultural Trust)
  • Walkaway CWA Rear Building Renovation Project (Walkaway Country Women’s Association)
  • Community, Respect & Equality (CRE) Week 2020 (Desert Blue Connect Inc.)
  • Middle School Solar Array (Leaning Tree Steiner School)

 

Community Project Support

The aim of the City’s Community Project Support Program is to provide assistance to not-for-profit community groups, clubs and organisations to implement projects, activities, programs and services that enhance and promote community wellbeing 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 Community Funding Guidelines for further information.

Applying for Community Project Support Grants

Applications for 2020-21 Round 1 have now closed.

Applications for 2020-21 Round 2 open Monday 5 April 2021 and close Wednesday 26 May 2021.

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.)

Successful projects funded through the 2019/20 Community Project Support Program are as follows:

  • Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlon 2020 (Geraldton Triathlon Association)
  • Swing by the Sea #instawall (Geraldton Yacht Club Inc.) 

In Kind Support

The aim of the In kind Support Program 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.

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.

Please refer to the Community Funding Guidelines for further information.

Applying for In Kind Support

Applications for the 2020-21 In Kind Support Program are now open.

Applications for in kind support for local events, must be submitted online at https://cgg.smartygrants.com.au/2021EventSupport.

Please note that once the allocated budget has been fully dispersed, the round will be closed and no further applications will not be permitted to be submitted. 


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.

Please refer to the Community Funding Guidelines for further information.

Applying for In Kind Support

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.

Please refer to the Community Funding Guidelines for further information.

Applying for In Kind Support

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.