Community Grants 

The Council offers a range of community grants to support community groups and sporting clubs. Three funding streams are offered:

Financial Assistance Grants (Operating)

Applicants must be incorporated and based in the Shire of Plantagenet (or benefiting residents in the Shire of Plantagenet). Includes hosting events, equipment, programs and training activities.

These grants occur annually, opening around March and assessed as part of the Council’s Budget adoption process.

Financial Assistance Grants (Capital)

Capital grants are for significant projects that improve on Shire facilities, such as upgrades and additions to Shire buildings and/or amenities, constructing new facilities or lighting projects to improve public spaces. Applicants must be incorporated and hold an ABN. 

These grants are open year round, however decisions are made during the Budget adoption process.

Financial Assistance Grants (Endorsed Community Service Organisations - ECSO)

ECSO grants are available for incorporated organisations that lease a Shire building and provide a community service benefit.

To achieve ECSO status an organisation must apply with applications opening around March and assessed as part of the Budget adoption process. If ECSO status is achieved, an annual subsidy is considered for the organisation. 

Grants currently open

Details regarding each grant program are provided below, along with links to the application forms.

Financial Assistance Grants (Operating)

The Financial Grants Program (Operating) for 2024/2025 have now closed. These grants are for Plantagenet sporting clubs and community groups requiring financial assistance.

Please refer to Council Policy CF/DG/2 which provides details for Operating Grants, including eligibility, funding limits and Council’s assessment process.

Applications are to be submitted on this form

Late applications or applications which do not include a copy of your most recent profit and loss statement and balance sheet (preferably an audited financial report), will not be considered by Council.

Submissions closed 4 June 2024.

Financial Assistance Grants (Capital)

Financial Assistance Grants (Capital) apply for incorporated groups wanting to carry out upgrades or additions to existing Shire community and sport facilities, or construct new facilities to meet community or sport / recreation needs. 

The capital grants include lighting projects which will increase participation or make spaces and places safe. Projects must align with the Shire’s Strategic Community Plan and the Corporate Business Plan

Please refer to Council Policies I/B/1 Capital Works New and Existing Community Buildings and CS/CFGF/1 Community Capital Assistance Grants for details about eligibility, funding criteria and documentation required for an application. 

All projects must be discussed with the Manager Community and Recreation Services (MCRS), 9892 1158 or [email protected] before considering an application.

The MCRS will confirm the appropriate documentation required for an application.

Financial Assistance Grants (ECSO)

Not-for-profit organisations that lease a Shire building and provide a community service may be eligible to become an Endorsed Community Service Organisation (ECSO). ECSO organisations are eligible for an annual subsidy, to be determined by the Council as part of the budget adoption process. 

Please refer to Council Policy CF/DG/3 – Financial Assistance to Endorsed Community Service Organisations for details about eligibility, the application process and annual requirements. 

To apply for ECSO status, please complete this application form.

Submissions closed 4 June 2024.

Other funding opportunities

The links below offer a wide range of grant opportunities for community organisations and clubs:

Lotterywest supports a wide variety of not-for-profit, community-based proposals that enhance the lives of West Australians.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) was established as a partnership between philanthropy, governments and business to stimulate rural and regional renewal in Australia. Funding is available for projects that meet FRRR guidelines and achieve significant results for people living within rural and regional Australia.

GrantGuru is a searchable database of grants available in Australia.

Can't find what you are looking for?

Contact the Shire on 9892 1111 or email [email protected]