Community Partnerships, Programs & Grants

1. Western Suburbs Regional Organisation of Councils

The Western Suburbs Regional Organisation of Councils (WESROC) comprises seven western suburbs councils working on a voluntary partnership, on projects across or on shared boundaries, and to address cross-boundary regional issues.The organisation is hosted by the City of Nedlands and more information can be found here.

2. Waterwise Council Program

The Waterwise Council Program, established in 2009, is a partnership between Water Corporation and the Department of Water.

The Town of Cambridge is a proud Waterwise Council, which means we have made a commitment to be a leader in promoting efficient and effective water management in our community.

For more information visit the Water Corporation website.

3. Cambridge Coastcare

Cambridge Coastcare is a not-for-profit community organisation which undertakes coastal rehabilitation projects on the stretch of coastline with the Town of Cambridge, as well as promoting its conservation and awareness of its ecology.

If you would like to join or volunteer, visit the Cambridge Coastcare Website.

4. Friends of Bold Park

The Friends of Bold Park Bushland is a community group committed to protecting Bold Park.

They play an integral role in protecting the integrity of the park, running regeneration projects and providing free guided walks through the bushland.

For more information visit the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority website.

5. Friends of Roscommon Reserve

Friends of Roscommon Reserve, a small dedicated group of local residents, are intent on preserving this important reserve and do so by regular weeding, mulching and clean up days throughout the year.

6. Community Gardens

There are two community gardens located in the Town of Cambridge providing an opportunity for community members to rent a plot, tend to communal areas, become a member or participate in workshop activities and busy bees.

The West Leederville Community Garden is located at 78 Cambridge Street, West Leederville. For more information visit the West Leederville Community Garden website

The Lake Monger Community Garden is located at the north end of Lake Monger, between the Dodd Street car park and Powis Street. For more information visit the Lake Monger Community Garden Facebook page.

7. Sustainable Grants Program

 

The Town of Cambridge Sustainable Grants Program provides funding for community driven sustainability projects which encourage Cambridge residents to be more sustainable.

It aims to give members of the Cambridge community, local businesses and local groups an opportunity to work together on projects that will benefit the whole community. 

The Grants Program will be open on 1 September 2019 and close on 15 October 2019.

Successful applicants will be informed by 15 November 2019.

View Program Guidelines(PDF, 160KB)

Download Application Form (PDF, 180KB)

Apply online

 

8. Waterwise Verge Program

Waterwise verges offer many benefits. Green suburbs create a cooling effect, reduce water consumption, create wildlife corridors and enhance local biodiversity.

The Town of Cambridge is offering up to 20 residents a rebate of up to $500 to convert irrigated grass or hard surface on their verge to a Waterwise verge. The rebate aims to offset the cost associated with removing grass or hard surface and installing Waterwise landscaping.

This program is proudly funded by Waterwise Council Incentive Scheme from Water Corporation.

The program will open 1 October 2019 and all works must be completed and a rebate claim form submitted by 31 May 2020.

To obtain a rebate a rebate residents must:

  1. Submit a Waterwise verge application form(PDF, 140KB).
  2. Undertake the works once the application is accepted and complete the works by 31 May 2020.
  3. Submit a rebate claim form(PDF, 120KB) once the works have been completed by 31 May 2020.

Funds will be granted for eligible applications on a first come first served basis until the pool of grant funding is exhausted.

Waterwise Verge Program Information(PDF, 128KB)

Town of Cambridge is a proud Waterwise Council.

 

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