Community Funding & Sponsorship

Regional Events Sponsorship

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

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 –

Community Waste & Sustainability Grant Scheme

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

Community Funding

Applications for 2019-20 Community Funding have now closed, and all applicants have been advised of the outcome of their application. For more information about Community Funding please contact the Community Development Team on 6820 3020 or by email

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.

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 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

Grant Directories

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

Grant finder - for information on grants that are available to community groups.

Our Community - monthly grants newsletter.

Fund Base - The Funding Database.

Grant Ready - grant funding information for Australian businesses.

Grant Search - funding at your fingertips.

Australian Business Financing Centre - your independent source for funding information.

Business Grants Australia

Key Funding Bodies

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

Great Southern Development Commission

Department of Communities


Department of Local Government, Sportand Cultural Industries


Community Arts Network Western Australia

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Country Arts WA

Grant Writing Guides

Foundation Centre - Proposal Writing Short Course

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 here: