Community Grants

The Community Grants Scheme aims to strengthen and enhance the social wellbeing, development and sustainability of the Shire of Northam community. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the 2020/2021 Community Grants Scheme will focus on responding to the social impact coronavirus has had on our community by encouraging new and innovative initiatives that enhance community participation and connection.

The following small grants are currently available through :

  • Program  & Event Grants (up to $5,000 excluding GST)
  • Sport & Active Recreation Grants (up to $7,500 excluding GST)

The objectives of the 2020/2021 Community Grants Scheme are:

  • To promote community resilience and recovery in response to COVID-19
  • To support innovative responses to community needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for disadvantaged groups and individuals (such as children & youth at high risk, people with disability, culturally or linguistically diverse, those impacted by financial hardship)
  • To support community organisations and sporting clubs that have been impacted by COVID-19 restrictions re-engage members and engage the wider community
  • To support the development of projects which promote health, wellbeing, connection and inclusion
  • To encourage community partnerships between community organisations
  • To encourage high quality service delivery
  • To develop the skills of the local community

Please refer to the grant guidelines for further information regarding eligibility and how to apply. 

For further information please contact the Shire of Northam's Community Development Officer Jaime Hawkins on 6608 0232 or email

Community Grant Guidelines

Program & Event Grant Application Form

Sport & Active Recreation Grant Application Form