Can-Do Grants – up to $5,000

There are two rounds each financial year, closing on 3 October 2019 and 12 March 2020.
Applicants may apply once to each round (irrespective of any applications to other grant categories).
Incorporated not-for-profit organisations and schools are eligible. 

The Can-Do grant supports a range of activities in the Canning Community for activities which contribute to an inclusive, safe and vibrant community and create a welcoming and thriving City. Activities which are closed to the wider community are not eligible for support e.g. an activity on school grounds open to current students and their families only.

Applicants need to contribute cash and/or in-kind with a value of 50% of the funding request i.e. to receive a grant of $5,000 the applicant must demonstrate an in-kind contribution of $2,500 or more towards the activity to be funded.

The following types of activities will be considered for support.
(Please note these are no longer separate grant rounds and all fall under the Can - Do Grants category. The information below is a guide to help you write your grant application).

Community Initiatives
Support for activities which address community issues (such as safety, sustainability, increased social cohesion, accessibility etc.) and encourages any of the following:
•        Increased participation by the community.
•        Increased sustainability of community services (e.g. more members, more attendance, improved viability etc.).
•        Skills improvement for volunteers to help develop local community organisations, and/or
•        Response to local needs and issues making a positive contribution to community life in the City of Canning, such as supporting the needs of young people,                  people with a disability, sustainability, seniors or Indigenous or CaLD communities.

Support for activities which increase community participation in arts activities within the City of Canning. Include relevant support materials which will help the panel understand your activity and demonstrate your ability to deliver e.g. bios of workshop presenters/performers, running order, synopsis for a book or performance, financing strategy for any large scale activities etc.  

Support for activities which build relationships of respect and trust between Canning’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and our non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Applications for Reconciliation week and NAIDOC week events are encouraged. Your proposal must outline the consultation process with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the development of your proposal.

Events and Festivals
The Events and Festival Grant helps community events and festivals which are open and free to the public taking place in the City of Canning. Include a running order to help describe your event.

You can add up to $5,000 to your grant request to cover costs making your activity more accessible to people living with a disability.

For more information, follow the links below: 

Can-Do Application Form

Community Grants Program Guidelines 

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