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 2018-19 Community Grants Program Round 20 Guidelines for further information.

Applying for Community Grants

Applications for Round 20 of the Community Grants Program have now closed.

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)

Applications for Round 21 of the Community Grants Program are anticipated to open late January 2019 for projects starting after 1 May 2019.

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.

Items ineligible for funding include:

  • Recurring operational costs (e.g. wages, insurances, utilities etc.)
  • Uniforms
  • Activities with the main purpose to raise funds for distribution back to the community
  • Retrospective funding
  • Activities that are exclusive to the Recipient’s members
  • Activities that have already secured assistance from the City through another funding program
  • Activities that have received assistance through the Community Grants Program within the past twelve months
  • Private / commercial ventures and activities
  • Relocation costs
  • Support for an individual pursuit
  • Activities that are held outside of the Greater Geraldton region

Applying for Community Project Support Grants

Applications for Round 1 of 2018/19 have now closed.

It is anticipated that all applications will be advised of the outcome of their submission by 31 December 2018.

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 2018-19 Events Support are expected to open January 2019.

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 council@cgg.wa.gov.au to discuss further.