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Community Grants

The Community Grants Program aims to strengthen and enhance the social wellbeing, development, and sustainability of the Shire of Northam community. Grants are awarded to local not for profit community groups and sporting clubs to support projects that will benefit specific target groups and the broader community. 

The Community Grants Program is governed by Council’s Community Support Policy, which provides a framework for the community for requesting funds and/or sponsorship from Council; and provides Council with a framework to ensure a consistent and equitable allocation of funds.

Council accepts applications for grants through two grant categories: 

Quick Response Grants 

Quick Response Grants up to $2,000 (excluding GST) support innovative responses to community needs, either as a whole or target groups (children, youth, seniors, people with disability, culturally or linguistically diverse). These grants are intended for ad hoc and smaller scale projects, or to assist one off projects, or to assist the delivery of projects and events for which opportunity has arisen.

  • Up to $2,000 (excluding GST) available for community projects and events 
  • Available all year round
  • Assessed within 25 business days

Download the application form.

Community Development Grants 

The Community Development Grants are provided to support the strategic development and organisational capacity building of local community groups and sporting clubs, as well as major community projects. 

  • Funding between $5,000 - $20,000 (excluding GST) 
  • Applications open around September each year.
  • Applications are assessed by a committee of Council. Successful applicants will be notified in December.
  • Projects must be completed and acquitted within an 18 month timeframe. 

Further Information 

Before applying for any Community Grant it is highly recommended that you read the Community Grant Guidelines and talk to the Shire's Community Development Team.

For further information please contact the Shire of Northam's Community Development Administration Officer on 6608 0232 or email [email protected]

The Community Grants Program is a competitive grant program. Submission of an application does not guarantee funding.