The City's Community Grant Program for 2019 / 2020 is open until the end of May 2020, and relaunches in September 2020. Activities occurring after May but before December 2020 should apply to an early round in 2020 listed below.
Please read the Grant Guidelines prior to applying for a grant. Scroll down to the form at the bottom of this page and enter email contacts to receive updates about grant closing dates. Contact a Grants Officer before submitting your application on 1300 422 664 or emailing email@example.com
The guidelines explain how to apply for a grant, how applications are assessed, a quick summary of all closing dates and more. Details of the individual grants can be found at the links below, the links to the left of ths page or in the guidelines. If successful, you will also need to complete the general Acquittal form to remain eligible for future grants. The Young People Fly High grant has its own acquittal form, and is required for payment to be made.
Eligible applicants may apply once to each grant round in each category listed below in a financial year, irrespective of any other applications they may have submitted in previous rounds. One application each is eligible to Small Grants and to Volunteer Grants within the same financial year. As the City receives more applications than can be funded, you are encouraged to make a good case about why the grant will benefit the Canning community at this time in your application. Not all applications are funded in full. Amounts $250 and over require a written quote to be assessed for support.
Notification periods are as follows:
- 4 weeks for grants $500 and under
- 8 weeks for grants $501-$5000
- 12 weeks for grants $5001 and over
Grants may be awarded in the 2019-2020 financial year for activities taking place in the 2020-2021 financial year. This is to give you time to plan and promote your activities. No grant rounds are available in June - mid September of any year. The exception is Young People Fly High, where you may submit an application during this period, however it is likely to be held on file and reviewed in September.
The community's aspirations for Canning's future are captured in the Strategic Community Plan Our City: Our Future. The grants program aligns with Our City: Our Future to ensure it meets the needs of the community.
Schools are now eligible to apply to the Community Grants Program (some exclusions may exist).
Small - Ongoing until 29 May 2020 or until the grant funds have been spent
Up to $500 for fast turn around activities aligned with the objectives of the Can-Do category.
Volunteer - Ongoing until 29 May 2020 or until the grant funds have been spent
Up to $500 is available per community organisation and sporting club towards the training and development of their volunteers.
Can - Do - Closing 3 October 2019 and 12 March 2020
Up to $5,000 is available for a broad range of activities which benefit the community in Canning. Applications for events to celebrate NAIDOC should be submitted to the March 2020 round.
Applicants are also encouraged to apply for an additional $5000 to ensure Can-Do activities are accessible for people with a disability by applying for funding for a Disability Access and Inclusion Grant on the same application form. There may be some ways you can make your activity more accessible, such as rubber matting to improve wheelchair accessibility or special expertise. This grant can help with those additional costs. If you would like some help or ideas about how to improve accessibility, please contact Leesa Miller on firstname.lastname@example.org.
WA Day - NEW GRANT - Closing 12 March 2020
Up to $5,000 is available for activities held in Canning over the WA Day long weekend for activities which best meet the goals of WA Day.
Applicants are also encouraged to apply for an additional $5000 to ensure WA Day activities are accessible for people with a disability by applying for funding for a Disability Access and Inclusion Grant on the same application form. There may be some ways you can make your activity more accessible, such as rubber matting to improve wheelchair accessibility. This grant can help with those additional costs.
Disability Access and Inclusion - Closing 3 October 2019 and 12 March 2020
Up to $5,000 is available to support activities and/or services which enables access, inclusion and participation of people with a disability, their families and carers. If you would like some help about how to improve accessibility, please contact Leesa Miller on email@example.com.
50/50 Equipment - Closing 26 March 2020
Up to $5,000 is available to purchase durable equipment or undertake small facility improvements which will support the viability of not-for-profit organisations and help deliver local community services. The applicant must cash match the City's contribution up to $5,000 i.e. to receive $5,000 the applicant must contribute at least $5,000 in cash towards the purchase.
Young People Fly High - APPLY PRIOR TO ATTENDANCE
Up to $500 is available to assist young people selected to compete in sporting, cultural or academic competitions with the cost of representing WA organisations at state, national or international level. Applicants must be 25 or under at the start date of the competition or activity and be living in the City of Canning. One application only per applicant is eligible within the same financial year.
This grant round remains open after the Community Grant Program closes on 29 May 2020, however applications for competitions in the 2020-2021 financial year will be advised following budget review by Council and launch of the 2020-2021 Community Grant Program. Please ask the Grants Officer for further information.
Sports and Community Equipment - Closing 20 September 2019 and 22 February 2020
Up to $2,000 is available for not-for-profit organisations towards the purchase of new, durable equipment which will encourage increased participation and improve the sporting experience for members.
Sport, Recreation and Community Facilities - CLOSED FOR 2019-2020
Uncapped funding for not-for-profit organisations to improve facilities located on Council-owned or managed land within the City.
Additionally, there is up to $5,000 available for small improvements to sport, recreation and community facilities in Canning where the facility is owned by the City, or where it is not owned by the City but the applicant has at least a 12 month lease in place. This is a lengthy and multi-staged application process.
Community gardens or physical changes to City of Canning facilities or land should be submitted to this grant category only.
EOIs due 23 September 2019 for applications seeking funding in the 2019-2120 and 2020/2021 financial years. Use the 2019-20 information as a guide for timing and process for 2020-21.
Community Grants Program overview