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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 - travel subsidy, youth encouragement, general, emergency relief fund
Funding areaAmount availableWhen to apply
Travel Subsidy GrantBetween $150-$1500At least four 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
General Grant - Emergency Relief Funds*Up to $15,000At least 30 working days to process

*Emergency Relief Funds are only for eligible entities providing front line services/provisions or assistance to those affected by the impacts of COVID-19.

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 years

Open all year round, assessed over three funding rounds

City Property Grants
Funding areaAmount availableWhen to apply
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

 

Community Infrastructure Grants
Funding areaAmount availableWhen to apply
Infrastructure Planning GrantsUp to $20,000Open all year round, assessed over three funding rounds
Infrastructure Capital GrantsUp to $50,000Open all year round, assessed over three funding rounds

If the facility where your project will take place is leased or licensed from the City, an approved Consent for Alterations and Additions (CAA) is needed.

You must email the City’s Properties team (leased facilities) or the Community and Leisure Facilities team (licensed facilities) to discuss your project and obtain the CAA form before you submit your grant application.  Your project cannot proceed without an approved CAA.

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 2020/2021 grant rounds.

  • Major Grants – applications between $3,001 and $10,000
  • Major Event Sponsorship – applications up to $20,000
  • Infrastructure Planning Grants – applications up to $20,000
  • Infrastructure Capital Grants – applications up to $50,000

2020/2021

RoundClosing dateOutcomes
TwoFriday 7 August 2020Tuesday 27 October 2020
ThreeFriday 20 November 2020End of February 2021

2021/2022

RoundClosing dateOutcomes
OneFriday 7 May 2021End of July 2021
TwoFriday 6 August 2021End of October 2021
ThreeFriday 19 November 2021End of February 2022

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 open on Tuesday 2 June 2020.

In order to meet City timelines, all applications for consideration are due by the close of business on Friday 19 June 2020.

The report will be presented at the Tuesday 28 July 2020 Council meeting.

Supported applications will be submitted to DLGSCI prior to the Friday 14 August 2020 closing date. 

Outcomes of grant applications will be known in October 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.

The 2021/2022 annual grant round opened on Monday 25 May 2020. 

In order to meet the City's timelines, all applications for consideration are due by the close of business on Friday 17 July 2020.

Applications will be presented at the Tuesday 25 August 2020 Council meeting.

Supported applications will be submitted to DLGSCI prior to the Friday 11 September 2020 closing date.  

This will enable successful projects to be announced in late 2020 and allow projects to commence sooner than would have otherwise been possible.

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.

The 2021/2022 Forward Planning round opened on Monday 25 May 2020.

In order to meet the City's timelines, all applications for consideration are due by the close of business on Friday 17 July 2020.

Applications will be presented at the Tuesday 25 August 2020 Council meeting.

Supported applications will be submitted to DLGSCI prior to the Friday 11 September 2020 closing date.  

This will enable successful projects to be announced in late 2020 and allow projects to commence sooner than would have otherwise been possible.

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