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 is currently moving to an online program for the delivery of our Funding Programs, which may result in a delay to the rounds for 2018-19.

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.

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 Grants

Applications for Round 20 of the Community Grants Program are expected to open late August/early September 2018

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 the 2018-19 Community Project Support Program are expected to open late August/early September 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 late August/early September 2018.

We understand that the delay in the delivery of these funding programs may put impact on the delivery of your upcoming event.  If you have an event scheduled to be held by the end of December 2018 that you wanted to make an application for funding for, please contact Brooke Rafferty on (08) 9956 6940 or by email at council@cgg.wa.gov.au to discuss further.