Community Funding

1. Overview

The Town of Cambridge Community Funding Program provides a range of grants to support local community groups and organisations and recognise individual achievement by local young people. These funding programs aim to encourage community and personal development and foster community services and projects.

General-Information-on-Community-Funding-Programs.pdf(PDF, 266KB)

2. Available Grants

Community Development Grant

The purpose of this grant is to support community events and programs that enhance social capital and encourage participation in local community life.

Three levels of funding are available:

1. Large events or projects (attracting 500+ community members) - funding up to $2,000

2. Medium size events (attracting 100-499 community members) - funding up to $1,000

3. Small community or club events (attracting up to 100 community members) - funding up to $250

Large and medium events and programs would include but not be limited to community festivals, concerts, film festivals, parades, art and cultural events and activities. Small community/club events or programs that would be eligible under the grant program would include inter-club events, season opener and closer events, community open days/membership drives and member education workshops designed to create sustainable clubs and community groups.

Community-Development-Grant.pdf(PDF, 221KB)

 Community-Development-Grant-Application-Form_.pdf(PDF, 243KB)

Financial Assistance for Youth Achievement (under 25 years)

The purpose of this funding program is to provide financial assistance to individuals under 25 years of age in recognition of excellence in sport, leisure, cultural, humanitarian, charitable and educational pursuits. This program is designed to offer travel assistance to young people who have been selected to represent their organization/group interstate or overseas. Travel within Western Australia will be assessed individually and will only be considered where air travel in involved.

Youth-Achievement-Grant.pdf(PDF, 213KB)

Youth-Achievement-Grant-Application-Form.pdf(PDF, 138KB)

Financial Assistance for Facilities

The purpose of this funding program is to provide financial assistance to organisations to enhance the provision (or replacement) of sporting/community facilities within the Town such as new facilities, building extensions and/or renovations. Only facilities that are owned by the Town will be considered for funding under this program. This grant is best applied for in conjunction with the Department of Local Government, Sporting and Cultural Industries CSRFF (Community Sporting and Recreational Facilities Fund) program.

Facilities-Grant.pdf(PDF, 233KB)

Community Organisation Support Grant

The purpose of this funding program is to provide financial assistance for either one-off establishment grants or to assist with service provision and/or purchase of fixed or non-fixed equipment. Applicants must be local community organisations located within the Town that provide support and services to residents of the Town.

Applications from clubs for ongoing operational expenses such as ball replacement or from local schools for projects considered to be core business for educational institutions will not be funded.

Community-Organisations-Support-Grant.pdf(PDF, 186KB)

How to apply

To discuss ideas for your project please contact the Town's Community Development team via 9347 6000 or mail@cambridge.wa.gov.au