Community Assistance Grants and Sponsorship (CAGS)

Each year Council allocates funds to various ‘not-for-profit’ organisations which operate within the Shire. This funding is separated in to two 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. 
  2. Sponsorship: Funding towards events and projects, annual or one-off. 

Grant Essentials Workshop

In 2023/2024 it was compulsory to attend the Grant Essentials Workshop being held on Tuesday, 4 April in the Council Chambers from 6pm to 9pm.  If you were unable to attend this session please contact Alison Reliti, the officer responsible for the CAGS program, on 9576 4602 or funding@chittering.wa.gov.au, before 1 June, prior to submitting your application.  

Applications

The 23/24 CAGS Applications are now open.

Please keep in mind that you may need to have the following available and ready to submit with your application:

  1. Quotes for any budget items over $500
  2. Budget breakdown.  Please click on this link to access a template.
  3. Public Liability Insurance (all events)
  4. Current Financial Statement (requests over $1000)
  5. Statement by Supplier (If you do not have an ABN)

Hard copies are available from the Shire of Chittering Administration Centre or can be downloaded below.

CAGS Application Form (word) 23-24

CAGS Application Form (pdf - writeable) 23-24

CAGS Guidelines 23-24

Annual Events - 3 Year Event Applications

Limited, identified organisations who hold annual events in the Shire of Chittering, may be eligible to receive an approved 3 year allocation of funding.  Shire staff will contact these organisations directly.  If you have not been contacted and believe you may be eligible, please contact Alison Reliti directly to discuss your event. 

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 GrantsLINK

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.

Australian Government GrantsLINK

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.

Lotterywest Grants

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.

Healthway 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.

Department of Sport and Recreation Grants

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.

Be Active WA Grants

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.

Community Arts Network WA Grants

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. 

Office of Multicultural Interests (WA) Grants

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.

Our Community

Chalice Community Investment Program

Chalice is committed to positively impacting the local communities that surround the Julimar Project, to achieve meaningful social and economic benefits. Chalice has developed our Community Investment Program, which aims to provide funding to deliver positive long-term benefits and support local initiatives

Community Investment Program

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 of Environment and Conservation

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.

Department for Communities Grants & Funding