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 organisations to support projects that will benefit specific target groups and the broader community. 

The Community Grants Scheme 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 is accepting applications for grants through two grant categories: 

Quick Response Grants 

  • Up to $5,000 (excluding GST) available for community projects and events 
  • Available all year round
  • Assessed within 25 business days
  • Download the application form here.

Community Development Grants

  • Between $5,000 - $20,000 (excluding GST) available for strategic projects or development, as well as organisational capacity building of local community groups and sporting clubs
  • Applications open Monday 23 August and close Friday 8 October 2021.
  • Projects are to be completed by 30 June 2023.
  • Download the application form here.

Before applying for any Community Grant it is highly recommended that you read the 2021-2022 Community Grant Guidelines and talk to the Shire's Community Development Officer.

For further information please contact the Shire of Northam's Community Development Officer Jaime Hawkins on 6608 0234 or email