The City of Canning receives many grant applications each year, more than can be funded. See below for information to help you submit a competitive application.

Before applying

Read the Community Grants Program Grant Guidelines to see if any of the grants available meet your needs. Grants Support Sessions provide one to one support or call 1300 422 664 / email the Grants Officer prior to the submission of your application.  


Check you meet the eligibility requirements for your selected grant, then complete the relevant application form and submit to with the required supporting documentation prior to the closing date. Applications received after the closing date will not be processed, so please be sure to submit your application on time. We encourage you to contact the Grants Officer to discuss your project application. Please allow two weeks lead time if you require any support.

Allow 4-6 weeks between the closing date and the start of your activity. Young People Fly High is the exception to this rule, however, applications must be made before you leave for your competition.

Essential support material

Each grant category may require different support material. It is your responsibility to supply the requested support material with your completed application form. Written quotes are required for all grant categories. The City of Canning will only consider items over $250 where a written quote has been provided as a part of your application. A quote will be issued by the supplier of the item or service and include the supplier's contact details and ABN. A screen capture or print out of the supplier's website with the required information is also acceptable. The quote must represent good value for the item or service provided.

Please note receipts for the goods or services purchased are an essential part of your acquittal if you are successful in your application. Quotes or receipts created by the applicant for goods and services to be provided by a third party will not be considered.

Application outcome

The Grants Officer will notify applicants of the assessment outcome. You may be provided with a Grant Offer Letter which you should sign and return. Payment of the grant will be arranged for those grants with upfront payments.

If successful, please undertake your project in line with the milestones outlined in your application or speak to a Grants Officer before making any changes.

Acquittals must be completed and submitted to the City by the due in your Grant Offer Letter, along with the return of any unspent funds. A satisfactory acquittal is essential to ensure you remain eligible to apply for further grants from the City of Canning.

The Grants Officer can also be contacted for feedback on unsuccessful applications.

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