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Community Development Funding 


This funding program offers grants between $1,000 and $5,000 to support community-based projects and activities delivered between 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2024. The program focuses on supporting community-driven initiatives that address the eligibility criteria. 

Projects must fit one of the three streams of funding: 

  • Vibrant inclusive and connected neighbourhoods
  • Strong thriving community groups
  • Supporting the vulnerable

The City of Albany is holding a grant-writing workshop on Wednesday 3 April from 5:15pm. to 7:00pm. at the Albany Public Library to help those groups interested in applying. For information on this workshops please get in touch with the Community Development Team on 6820 3023. 

Please ensure you have read the guidelines and discussed your project with the Community Development Team before submitting an application.

Community Development Funding Guidelines 2024/25

Community Development Funding Application Form

If you have any questions or queries in relation to the Community Development Funding, please do not hesitate to contact the Community Development Team on 6820 3023 or email [email protected] 

Previously funded applicants from 2023/24 financial year

Organisation Amount Funded Purpose
Albany Orchid Society $1,965.00 Restoration of Albany Orchid Society website
Edith Cowan University $5,000.00 Radioactive Albany 2023 event
Good Sammy Albany Opshop $5,000.00 The Greater Albany event
RSPCA WA  $4,108.26 RSPCA WA Community Action Day event
Southern Aboriginal Corporation $5,000.00 NAIDOC Ball 2023 event
Wellstead Community Resource Centre $2,280.00 Wellstead Pre-Harvest Sundowner 2023 event

Community Sustainability Grants 

Community Sustainability Grants are now open for application. These grants provide support for local sustainability projects that benefit our community. Applications for up to $2500 are invited for eligible activities with applications remaining open until the scheme is fully subscribed. Proposed activities must be discussed with the Sustainability Team before submitting an application. The grant guideline and application form are available here For more information please contact the Sustainability Team on  6820 3032 or by email [email protected].

Community Leadership Grants

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 – [email protected].

Community Quick Response Grants

Quick Response Grants are for small grants of up to $1,000 for proposals that fall outside the City’s annual Community Funding Program. Applications can be made at any time, and applicants will be advised if they are successful within two weeks of their application being submitted. 

Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis until the allocation is exhausted.

This program will support small-scale initiatives that take place from 1 August 2023 to 30 June 2024.

Quick Response Application and Guidelines 2023-24

Quick Response Application and Guidelines 2023-24

Previously funded applicants from 2023/24 financial year

Organisation Amount Funded Purpose
AUSTA WA $919.20 Darlington Strings Quarter workshop
Revelation Perth International Film Festival $1,000.00 Screening of Frank & Frank
Bornholm Kronkup Community Centre $1,000.00 Family Fun Day event
Albany Summer School $1,000.00 2024 Albany Summer School
Albany Spinners $1,000.00 Annual Spin-In weekend
Keep Albany Beautiful $1,000.00 Annual Showcase event
Munda Biddi Trail Foundation $1,000.00 Community arrival event of Jack Thompson
Rainbow Coast Neighbourhood Centre $1,000.00 Albany Diwali: Festival of Lights
Albany Youth Support Association $1,000.00 Connectivity Day
Umbrella Group Great Southern $1,000.00 Community Forum

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Letters of Support

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 using one of our application forms. 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.

If you are requesting in-kind support for your project, please discuss with the most relevant officer before applying. 

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

Letter of Support Policy for Community Projects

Letter of Support Application Form (In principle support only)

Letter of Support Application Form (for projects requesting in-kind support)

Grant Directories

Use the links here to access grant directories of other governments and organisations. If you require further advice or assistance, please contact the Community Development Team on 6820 3020, 6820 3023, or by email [email protected] 

Australian Government GrantConnect


Business grants

Australian Taxation Office information about grants

ATO Grant Information

Western Australian Government Grants

Department of Communities Grant Directory

Grants offered by Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries


Lotterywest Grants 

Grant Writing Guides

Lotterywest and Healthway have developed a Community Impact Planner. The Planner contains three tools that can help you plan your project and present it to others, and it's completely free to use! Click on the link below to have a go on the Community Planner:

Community Impact Planner

Grant Application Guide provided by id: the Population Experts

Event Funding and Sponsorship information: 

Regional Events Sponsorship  Community Events Grant