Community Grants and
Service Agreements

   

Applications for funding for the 2021-2022 financial year are now closed.

Applications closed at 4.30pm on Friday 26 February 2021.

Applications for funding for projects in the 2022-2023 financial year will open in late 2021, and close on the last Friday in February 2022.

To download a copy of the Funding Application form and guidelines, click the links below:

Two types of funding are available:

  • Community Grants provide a one-off, lump sum fund for projects including capital expenditure.
  • Service Agreements provide recurring funds each year for three years for ongoing projects.

Grant funds will be available to the successful applicants during the 2021-2022 financial year, once Council has adopted the annual budget. This usually occurs at the July or August Council meeting.

Funding applications are assessed by Council. Applications that address the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes Strategic Community Plan will have a stronger likelihood of success. The Strategic Community Plan can be accessed here: https://www.bridgetown.wa.gov.au/documents/integrated-planning

In order to be eligible for a Community Group Grant or a Service Agreement you must have completed and lodged a “grant acquittal form” for any prior Community Group Grant or Service Agreement.  All questions on the acquittal form must be answered and copies of relevant invoices, receipts or Profit and Loss Statements must be attached to the acquittal form.  If acquittal forms are outstanding, your organization will not be eligible for future funding. Before submitting your grant application, a representative of your organisation is required to meet the Shire’s Executive Manager of Community Services, Elizabeth Denniss, to discuss your application. 

This year, application information has been emailed to community organisations on our Community Groups contact list who have provided their email address. Groups who have not suppled an email contact have had this information sent in the post. If your group has not received their letter, or wishes to add or update its contact details, please contact Rebecca Redman on 9761 0800 or via rredman@bridgetown.wa.gov.au.

The deadline for applications is the last Friday in February each year, with funding being available in the next financial year.