Applications for Regional Events Sponsorship have now closed, and applicants have been advised of the outcome of their application.

For more information about Regional Events Sponsorship please contact the City of Albany’s Events team on 6820 3033 or email

The Community Leadership Grants are now open for applications. To find out whether you are eligible to apply for these 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

The City of Albany is now accepting applications for 2019-20 Community Funding. Eligible applicants can apply for grants of up to $5,000 for activities taking place within the City of Albany municipality from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

You must discuss your project idea with the Community Development Team prior to submitting your application.  

Community Funding Guidelines and Application Form can be downloaded below. Please note applications close 5pm, Tuesday 30 April 2019, with late applications unable to be accepted.

If you are interested in applying for Community Funding, please contact the Community Development Team by phone on 6820 3020 to discuss your project idea. 

Community Funding Guidelines (229KB) View File  OR   Download FileGuidelines for 2019-20 Community Funding
Community Funding Application Form (320KB) View File  OR   Download FileApplication form for Community Funding

Quick Response Grants

The Quick Response Grants program has now closed as the total pool of funding has been fully allocated. 

For further information please contact the Community Development Team on 6820 3020 or by email

If your organisation received 2018-2019 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 or by email 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: