Community Funding & Sponsorship

Community Facilities Assistance Fund

 Round 2 of the Community Facilities Assistance Fund is now open for applications. The funding provides an opportunity for eligible community organisations to apply for matched funding assistance up to a maximum of $5,000 to support major or structural maintenance work on community facilities they manage.

Applicants must contact the Community Development Team on 6820 3020 or 6820 3023 or email to discuss their project prior to applying. Applications close on 16 March 2020.

Community Facilities Assistance Fund Guidelines 2019-2020 

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

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 –

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 Funding

The City is now accepting applications for 2020-21 Community Funding. If you have an idea for a project or event taking place between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021, we'd love to hear from you. Grants between $1,000 and $5,000 are available for eligible activities such as one off events or community projects. More information about what can and cannot be supported can be found in the Funding Guidelines below.

Community Funding Guidelines

Applicants must discuss their project with the Community Development Team prior to applying by contacting 6820 3023 or by email An Application Form can be downloaded below, and applications will close 30 April 2020.

Community Funding Application Form

For more information about Community Funding please contact the Community Development Team on 6820 3023 or by email

Quick Response Grants

Quick Response Grants are now open for applications. Applications for funding up to $1,000 for activity taking place up to 30 June 2020 can be made at any time, and applicants will be advised of the outcome within two weeks.

 Applications will be open until the Quick Response Grant program has been fully subscribed. Please download the Guidelines and Application Form below, and submit your application to the Community Development Team via email

For enquiries please contact the Senior Community Development Officer on 6820 3020, or by email

Quick Response Grant Program Application 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 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 

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

Other Funding Bodies

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

Great Southern Development Commission


Community Arts Network Western Australia

Country Arts WA

Grant Writing Guides

Grant Application Guide provided by id: the Population Experts

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