Community Grants Program

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About the Community Grants Program

We operate a Community Grants Program to consider all requests for funding, donations, sponsorships and grants.

We are committed to supporting incorporated not-for-profit organisations and associations, including those limited by guarantee (e.g. community groups and clubs), to assist with the delivery of programs, projects and events that benefit the Rockingham community.

Council Policy objective:

  • To provide financial assistance to community groups and individuals that will build capacity within the community, stimulate volunteering and youth development, and deliver sustainable, accessible and demonstrated social, environmental and economic benefits.

For further information, please contact us on 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Categories

The Community Grants Program consists of the following grant categories:

Minor Grants
Funding areaAmount availableWhen to apply
Travel Subsidy GrantBetween $150-$500At least two weeks prior to travel date
Youth Encouragement GrantUp to $500At least four weeks prior to program or event
General GrantUp to $3,000At least 30 working days prior to project/activity or event

 

Major Grants
Funding areaAmount availableWhen to apply
Major GrantUp to $10,000Open all year round, assessed over three funding rounds
Major Event SponsorshipUp to $20,000 per annum for up to three yearsOpen all year round, assessed over three funding rounds

 

City Infrastructure Grants
Funding areaAmount availableWhen to apply
Infrastructure Planning and Development GrantUp to 50%of project cost, with a maximum grant amount of $30,000Open all year round, assessed over three funding rounds
Leased Property GrantUp to $10,000Open all year round
Leased Property Grant: Rates SubsidyEqual to rates levy (*Not including rubbish removal or emergency services levy)N/A

 

Submission dates

Applications for the following grants can be submitted at any time but are only assessed three times per year.  The table below shows the closing dates for the 2019/2020 grant rounds.

  • Major Grants – applications between $3,001 and $10,000
  • Major Event Sponsorship – applications up to $20,000
  • Infrastructure Planning and Development Grants – 50% of the total cost, to a maximum grant amount of $30,000.
RoundClosing dateOutcomes
OneFriday 3 May 2019End of July 2019
TwoFriday 2 August 2019End of October 2019
ThreeFriday 22 November 2019End of February 2020

The other grant types are open all year round. Please refer to the Community Grants Program Policy and relevant guidelines for details on how much time is needed to assess the application.

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If your grant application is successful, please refer to the documents below.

For a copy of the City of Rockingham logo, please contact our Strategy, Marketing and Communications team at proofing@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Community Sport and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF)

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSCI) offers grants to help deliver facilities that increase participation in physical activity.

Incorporated not-for-profit groups can apply for up to a third of eligible project costs through the Community Sport and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF). 

Guidelines for the CSRFF grant categories are available on the DLGSCI website. Please contact DLGSCI and the City to discuss your project before preparing an application.

To request an application form, please contact us on 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Small grants

Projects up to $300,000 that will be delivered in the next financial year.

Some examples of eligible projects are:

  • storage upgrades
  • refurbishment of changerooms
  • small floodlighting projects.

Applications for the next CSRFF Small Grant round will open in February 2020, and need to be submitted to the City of Rockingham by the end of that month.

Outcomes of grant applications will be known in June 2020.

Annual grants

Projects between $300,001 and $500,000 ​that will be delivered in the next financial year.

Some examples of eligible projects are:

  • clubroom upgrades
  • large floodlighting projects
  • construction of sports surfaces.

Applications closed Friday 16 August 2019.

Forward planning grants

Projects over $500,000 that will be delivered within the next three financial years.

Some examples of eligible projects are:

  • multi-purpose recreation centre
  • construction of large synthetic fields
  • new clubroom or major upgrade.

Applications closed Friday 16 August 2019.

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