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Welcoming and Thriving Canning Grants

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Welcoming and Thriving Canning Grants

The Welcoming and Thriving Canning grants are open until 19 August 2024.

This grant supports projects and programs that contribute towards creating a welcoming and thriving community in the City of Canning.

All applicants are encouraged to contact the Grants Officer on grants@canning.wa.gov.au before submitting an application for this grant. Events are to be submitted under the Community and Cultural Events Grant.

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.
  • New initiatives and activities are encouraged and will be assessed as a higher priority.
  • 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 project/ program outlined in the application and be used frequently in future activities 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.

Projects and programs should be aligned to one or more of the below areas:


  • Create opportunities for shared cultural and artistic expression.
    Promote awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal culture and heritage.
  • Facilitate connections, learning and activities for all.
    Build the capacity of your organisation to respond to identified community need.
  • Foster collaboration between groups, business and stakeholders.
  • Advocate and deliver opportunities for healthy activity and lifestyles.
  • Facilitate and partner to deliver a range of recreation and leisure services / facilities.
  • Collaborate to ensure safe places and spaces for all.
  • Nurture connections between people and the places they share.


  • Advocate for and deliver well-managed natural areas supporting biodiversity and appropriate recreation.
  • Undertake activities to minimise and reuse waste.
  • Enhance the health of the Canning River, waterways and surrounding natural areas.
  • Reduce reliance on fossil fuels and optimise the use of natural resources.
    Raise awareness and engage with others to protect, respect and enjoy the natural environment.
  • Promote and educate the community on sustainability and waste management practices.
  • Proactively respond to the impacts of climate change.


  • Promote social inclusion and equitable access to all.

Please read the Community Grant Program Guidelines for full details.

Check out how the Welcoming and Thriving Canning grant supported the Head Space – Cannington Mural Project...

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