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Community Assistance Grants and Event Sponsorship

2017/2018 Community Grant Applications have now closed!

Each year Council allocates funds to various ‘not-for-profit’ organisations which operate within the Shire. This funding is separated in to three different categories and is designed to provide benefits to Shire residents through recreational, sporting, social or cultural means.  

1. Community Assistance Grants.  Funding towards infrastructure and equipment.  Examples include uniforms and play equipment.

2. Sponsorship.  Funding towards events and projects, annual or one-off. Examples of this include the Bindoon Rodeo 

3. In-Kind Support.  In-Kind Support provided by the Shire staff.   Examples include use of the Community Bus and printing / photocopying allowances as well as Shire staff time and machinery.


2018/19 Forms will be available when funding opens in January 2018.


Annual Club and Community Assistance Workshop Series.

All workshops will be held at the Shire of Chittering Council Chambers, 6177 Great Northern Highway, Bindoon.  Please RSVP on 9576 4600 or chatter@chittering.wa.gov.au, at least 3 days prior to the workshop for catering / resource purposes, thank you.  

Community Grants and Sponsorship  

This workshop was held in March.  Please contact the Shire's Economic and Community Development Support Officer on 9576 4600 for more information, or click HERE to email. 

Project / Event Planning 

This workshop was held in January.  Click on the links below to find out more. 

Event Insurance
Event Promotion
Event Notification
Funding Opportunities
Grant Application Hints
Project Planning

Managing Clubs 

This workshop was held in February and provided some useful tips for anyone who works with Volunteers and/or assists in effective group operations.  To find out more or to request a similar workshop be run again contact the Shire of Chittering Community and Club Development Officer on 9576 4600 or click HERE to email.



Assistance to understand the upcoming changes to the constitutional requirements of incorporated bodies. For further information contact the Shire of Chittering Community and Club Development Officer on 9576 4600 or click HERE to email.  

KidSport Funding

Click HERE for details of KidSport, a funding program to enable eligible families to access financial support to cover club membership fees for their children; getting more children into sport and supporting the future of local sporting clubs.

Other Grants

Below is a list of grants which may also be available to your organisations. These grants are not run by the Shire of Chittering. Some grants are open to all community organisations, while others are for more specific groups.

Before applying for any grant, make sure you read the guidelines. We also recommend that you to speak to the contact person to find out whether your project is eligible.

 Australian Government

The GrantsLINK directory has information about federal, state and local government funding programs that can help you:

  • develop solutions to local and national problems
  • fund ideas and initiatives
  • get assistance in times of hardship.

GrantsLINK provides links and contact details for funding programs so you can get more information directly from the funding agency.

Lotterywest Grants  Lotterywest grants are as diverse as the community itself. They support a wide variety of community-based proposals to enhance the lives of Western Australians rights across our state.
Healthway Grants  Healthway encourages applications that address our high priority health areas and target groups. Priority areas include tobacco smoking control, physical activity, healthy nutrition, mental health and indigenous health, while target groups include children and youth, indigenous populations, rural and remote communities and those in whom health inequalities exist.
Department of Sport and Recreation Grants The Sport and Recreation Community Grants Scheme is aimed at providing community organisations with the opportunity to initiate projects which lead to increased participation in physical activity or enhanced skills by providers of sport and recreation.
Be Active WA Grants  Promoted under the Be Active WA banner, the taskforce links government and community agencies to strengthen the promotion and development of physical activity programs for healthy lifestyles, for the environment and to build stronger communities. 
Community Arts Network WA Grants
CAN WA mobilises and incubates community-based creative ventures. We provide funding, resources, information and contacts to plug into your vision. We are an open, people-based organisation. We list first. We believe that the brightest wildfires begin in at a grass-roots level.
Office of Multicultural Interests (WA) Grants The Community Grants Program (CGP) aims to assist and encourage the involvement of all Western Australians in projects and events that promote the inclusion of Western Australians from diverse linguistic, religious and ethnic backgrounds in the Western Australian community. 
Our Community Offers a wide variety of services and products on grants and fundraising, many of them free, so that you can become a healthier, more viable community group. 
Department of Environment and Conservation The Department’s key responsibilities include broad roles in conserving biodiversity, and protecting, managing, regulating and assessing many aspects of the use of the state’s natural resources. 
Department for Communities Grants & Funding One of the key themes underpinning the Department’s work is to develop policies and programs that aim to ensure that the great benefits of where we live are shared, and communities and families supported. 

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