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Community and Cultural Events Grant

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Community and Cultural Events Grant

The Community and Cultural Events grants are open until 19 August 2024.

The Community and Cultural Events grant supports not-for-profit incorporated community organisations to host events within the City of Canning.

All applicants are encouraged to contact the Grants Officer on grants@canning.wa.gov.au prior to submitting an application for this category.

Information for applicants

  • The maximum grant available is $10,000.
  • The grant has two funding rounds:
    • Round One – closes 19 August 2024
    • Round Two – closes 4 March 2025
  • Open to incorporated community organisations, sporting clubs, and schools*. (*see eligibility of schools within the Community Grant Program guidelines, page 4).
  • Activities open to the broader community will be assessed as a higher priority in comparison to activities for a select exclusive group.
  • Any equipment purchased must form part of the event outlined in the application and be used frequently in future events in Canning.
  • 50% in-kind or cash contribution required (i.e. to receive a grant of $10,000, the applicant must demonstrate a contribution of $5,000 or more towards the activity).
  • Applicants will be notified approximately 6 weeks after the closing date. Please ensure your activity timeline takes this into account.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply once to this grant in 2024/2025.

Community events over 200 people must liaise with the City of Canning Events team at communityevents@canning.wa.gov.au or 1300 422 664.

Applicants seeking grants close to the maximum amount available of $10,000:

  • Must be able to demonstrate that this event is a large community event (more than 300 people).
  • Should engage a Traditional Custodian to provide a Welcome to Country – budget $500 (City’s Grants Officer and/or Aboriginal Engagement Officer can assist with identifying a suitable Traditional Custodian if required).
  • Must outline the additional steps taken to ensure people with disabilities are included (i.e. Auslan interpreter, wheelchair access, a sensory or quite tent/zone).

Please read the Community Grant Program Guidelines for full details. If you are planning to run an event with grant funding, please also review the City's Event Guide (PDF 14MB) and the Accessible Events Checklist (PDF 550KB).

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