Community Recovery Funding

At its Special Council Meeting on 9 April 2020 Council resolved to redirect 2020-21 Community Funding to create a special pool of funds to assist community groups and eligible organisations with COVID-19 recovery planning. Applications for these grants are now open.

Connected Neighbourhood Grants

These grants aim to increase community wellbeing, resilience and connection by enabling local initiatives that bring people together in local neighbourhoods. Grants up to $3,000 are available to eligible applicants, and the Funding Guidelines can be downloaded below:

Funding Guidelines - Connected Neighbourhood Grants

You must discuss your project with the Community Development Team on 6820 3020 or 6820 3023 before an application form will be provided. If you have any questions or queries, please contact 6820 3023 or email commdevel@albany.wa.gov.au

 

Strong & Thriving Community Groups Grants

These grants assist community groups and sporting clubs to rebound from the COVID-19 emergency period. Grants up to $3,000 are available to eligible applicants, and the Funding Guidelines can be downloaded below:

Funding Guidelines - Strong & Thriving Community Groups

You must discuss your project with the Community Development Team on 6820 3020 or 6820 3023 before an application form will be provided. If you have any questions or queries, please contact 6820 3023 or email commdevel@albany.wa.gov.au

 

Creative Enterprise Grants

These grants support arts projects and activities designed to foster economic and social recovery. Grants support creative practitioners to develop projects and events in partnership with the small business sector. Grants between $1,000 and $5,000 are available to eligible applicants, and the Funding Guidelines can be downloaded below:

Funding Guidelines - Creative Enterprise Grants

For enquiries and/or an application form, please contact the City's Arts and Culture Team on 6820 3740, or by email arts@albany.wa.gov.au 

 

Community Facilities Assistance Fund

These grants provide opportunity for eligible community organisations to apply for funding assistance for maintenance work on community facilities they manage, while stimulating the local economy from the impact of COVID-19 pandemic through engagement of local suppliers and contractors.

Funding Guidelines - Community Facilities Assistance Fund 

You must discuss your project with the Community Development Team on 6820 3023 before an application form will be provided. If you have any questions or queries, please contact 6820 3023 or email commdevel@albany.wa.gov.au

 

Community Waste & Sustainability Grant Scheme

Community Waste & Sustainability Grants are now open for application. These grants provide support for local community projects tackling waste issues. Applications for up to $2000 are invited for activities taking place between 27 May 2019 and 30 June 2020. Applications will be open until the scheme is fully subscribed. Proposed activities must be discussed with the Waste Services Team before submitting an application. For more information please contact the Waste Services Team on 6820 on 6820 3032 or by email fossickers@albany.wa.gov.au.

Community Waste & Sustainability Grant 2019-20 Guidelines & Application

 

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 – judithw@albany.wa.gov.au.

Regional Events Sponsorship

Community Events Grant

 

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 commdevel@albany.wa.gov.au 

Australian Government GrantConnect

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

Lotterywest Grants

 

Other Funding Bodies

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

Great Southern Development Commission

Healthway

Community Arts Network Western Australia

Country Arts WA

 

 

Albany and Regional Volunteer Service 'Book a Brain'

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 on their website below:

Albany and Regional Volunteer Service website