The City of Albany recognises the importance of regional special events as a contributor to the City’s vision to be Western Australia’s most sought after, and unique, regional city to live in, work and visit.

The Regional Events Sponsorship program supports special events that can produce wide ranging social and economic benefits and provide a tool for successful tourism destination development. These events can drive both day-trip and overnight visitation and have been used successfully to attract visitors during tourist season shoulder periods. They also play an important role in activating public places and engaging regional communities.

Total funding of $65,000 has been allocated to this program for the 2019 calendar year. Events must be held between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019.

Applications open on 20 July and close on 27 August 2018. Before submitting an application for this funding, please ensure you have carefully read all details contained in below Regional Events Sponsorship Guidelines.

For more information on the RES Events Approval Process please contact the City of Albany’s Events team on 6820 3033 or email

Regional Events Sponsorship Guidelines (1MB) View File  OR   Download FileGuidelines for Regional Events Sponsorship 2018/19.
Regional Events Sponsorship Application Form (1MB) View File  OR   Download FileApplication form for 2018/19 Regional Events Sponsorship.

The Community Leadership Grants are now closed and will reopen for applications subject to adoption of the 2018-19 budget by Council.

For enquiries about Community Leadership Grants, please contact the Club Development Coordinator, Judith Want on (08) 6820 3451 or by email –

These grants have now closed. For more information about the Community Waste & Sustainability Grant Scheme, please contact the City’s Waste Sustainability Officer on 6820 3918 or by email

Community Funding

Applications for 2018-19 Community Funding have now closed and all applicants will be advised by June 2018 as to the outcome of their application.

Quick Response Grants

The Quick Response Grants program is open for applications. Grants of up to $1,000 are available for eligible activities and events that take place within the City of Albany municipal boundary. The application process is quick - within two weeks of receipt of applications, applicants will be advised of the outcome.

Funding Guidelines and Application Form can be downloaded below. For further information please contact the Community Development Team on 6820 3020 or by email

Quick Response Application Form (367KB) View File  OR   Download FileApplication Form and Guidelines for 2018-19 Quick Response Grants

If your organisation received 2016-2017 Community Funding, you are required as a condition of the Funding Agreement to submit a Community Funding Acquittal Form within six weeks of the completion of the funded activity.

Please contact the Community Development Team on 6820 3020 to obtain an Acquittal Form.

Are you applying for funding and need a letter of support for your application?

The City of Albany receives hundreds of requests for letters of support from community groups each year. While most requests will be accommodated in the timeframe required, applicants are reminded that the City does require requests to be made in accordance with its policy and in the correct format.

Please allow 10 working days for your application to be processed. Requests must also be submitted on the attached application form. If you are applying for funding, please consider requesting letters of support early to ensure your application can be accommodated prior to the closing date for funding submissions.

For further information please refer to the City of Albany policy on requesting letters of support:

Community Projects Support Letter Application Form (62KB) View File  OR   Download FileApplications for letters of support will require 10 working days for the City to process.

Use the links here to access grant directories of other governments and organisations.

Use the links here to access grants offered by key funders.

Foundation Centre - Proposal Writing Short Course

Book a Brain aims to give local community groups access to the knowledge and experience of community members (Brains) who can help groups develop projects or events that benefit the community. Book a Brain will endeavour to put eligible applicants in contact with volunteers (Brains) from the Book a Brain register who have the knowledge required to assist the applicant with their project.

The Brains in the Book a Brain project will share information based on knowledge and expertise. They will not provide physical assistance.

Brains can assist with a number of issues community groups may be facing, including but not limited to:

  • Grant writing and acquittals
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Event Management
  • Governance
  • Risk Management

For more information please contact the Albany and Regional Volunteer Service on 9841 3588. More information can also be found here: