Large and small grants

Community, sporting, cultural and service groups operating within the City of Karratha to deliver events, projects and services benefitting our community are invited to apply for the City’s Community Grants and Contribution Scheme.  

The scheme provides financial assistance to eligible groups to help you continue your service to the community. 

Please allow four to six weeks for our team to process applications. Funding can only be allocated prior to events or projects commencing.

Contact the Grants Officer to discuss your application on 9186 8555 or 

Funding for small grants is exhausted for this financial year and will re-open to receive applications from 1 July 2024. 

What will be funded?

Proposals that will be considered under the Community Grants and Contributions Scheme may include:   

  • Planning and operating costs to deliver a specific event or project. These costs might include advertising and marketing, facility or venue hire, fees and charges, stationery and printing, or signage.  

  • Building maintenance, refurbishments or facility upgrades. These costs may include installing solar panels to improve energy performance of buildings, re-painting, improving landscaping or gardens, replacing old furniture and white goods, or installing security systems. 

  • Flights, accommodation, and fees to bring facilitators or coaches to the City to provide skills development and training opportunities. 

  • Support to undertake specific training/development (capped at $1000 per individual). 

Eligible projects include community events, functions, tradeshows, expos or conferences, and community and public art projects. 

What will not be funded?

The City is not able to provide funding for:  

  • Deficit funding of an organisation. 

  • Events or projects that have already been delivered or for costs that have already been incurred. 

  • Any costs associated with the purchasing or supply of alcohol or associated licenses. 

  • Ongoing operational wages/salaries of a group, organisation or association. 

  • Applicants with outstanding acquittals or debts with the City of Karratha. 

  • Religious ceremonies.  

Who can apply?

Applications are invited from groups operating within the City of Karratha to deliver projects, services or events benefitting the local community.  

Applicants must be recognised as a not-for-profit, incorporated body or a registered charity within the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission. 

If you are an individual or non-incorporated organisation you will need to partner with a registered organisation and apply via an auspice arrangement. 

Your application must include your current Australian Business Number (ABN) and a current certificate of incorporation.

Religious groups and organisations may apply for funding for community-based initiatives, providing all other eligibility criteria are met. 

For-profit and government organisations are ineligible to apply under the Scheme. 

There are two main grant options available to individuals and groups that deliver projects, services or events that benefit the local community.

Please make sure to email to obtain an application form.

Small Community Grants ($0-$5,000)

Applications for Small Community Grants can be submitted at any time during the year. Successful applicants will receive upfront payment of the grant, paid on receipt of a valid tax invoice. 

Large Community Grants ($5,000-$50,000)

Large grant applications are now open and will close at 4pm, Thursday 29 February 2024.

Groups can apply for up to $50,000 (ex GST) per year for established community events or activities run annually. 

A payment schedule will be outlined in a funding agreement for successful applicants. 

If you would like further information about our large community grants, please email or call 9186 8555.


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