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Grants Support and Resources

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Community Grants Program
Grants Support and Resources

We are here to help you with your grant application or discuss the grant opportunities available.

The Grants Officer can support you to:

  • prioritise the funding needs for your organisation
  • select the best grant opportunity for your activity
  • tailor your project to meet the objectives of a grant opportunity
  • understand how assessors will measure your activity against the selection criteria
  • link you with other City staff who can provide support to your organisation
  • improve the competitiveness of your application.

If you have any questions or need support, please contact the Grants Officer on grants@canning.wa.gov.au.

One to One Sessions

One to One sessions are available if you would like to talk through your ideas, discuss grant opportunities, or receive feedback on your application.

Book a session by contacting 9231 0809 or grants@canning.wa.gov.au.

City of Canning logos

Publicly acknowledging your grant helps to promote the City of Canning Community Grants Program to other groups in Canning who may be eligible to apply. It also thanks the Canning community for their financial contribution to your activity via the grant you've received.

A public acknowledgement of the City of Canning grant on all publicity materials is a condition of the grant. Please follow the acknowledgement guidelines.

Please use one of these Canning logos:

Other versions of the logos can be obtained from communications@canning.wa.gov.au.

Frequently asked questions

Below are some common questions about the Community Grants Program:

Please complete the application fully with sufficient detail for the Grants Panel to make the assessment. The process is competitive and your application will be assessed against other applications received. Each grant round is oversubscribed for the funds available so please take the time to provide the information needed and remember to provide details of the previously run activity to support your proposal.

The Community Grants Program does not support for-profit activities. Any income generated should be used to assist the ongoing sustainability of the organisation applying for the grant rather than the benefit of individuals. For instance, your organisation may have received support for an art exhibition open to the public where works are also for sale. Any commissions on sales earned by the organisation are then used to support the ongoing work of the applying organisation rather than disbursed to individuals.

Revise your budget according to your costs and receipts and reduce your total invoice accordingly. Any remaining funds will need to be returned to the City of Canning. The Grants Officer will advise of the process to be followed.

Please contact the vendor to see if you can get a replacement receipt or please provide a bank statement to demonstrate proof of expenditure.

No. The City does not fund any activity that has already occurred.

All applicants for Young People Fly High grants must reside within the City of Canning. Please check with your own Council to see if they have a grants program that can help you.

Requests for approval to any changes need to be made in writing and any changes approved by the panel who assessed the original application prior to commencement by the applicant. Changes that make your project substantially different from the proposal recommended by the assessment panel and approved by the City of Canning may mean the offer of a grant is rescinded and your grant funds will need to be returned.

Yes. Please identify which costs the City of Canning are paying for in your budget so all funders can allocate their contribution accordingly. You can’t be awarded more grant money in total from multiple sources than the project costs or allocate funding from different sources to the same cost item.

Please discuss further with the Grants Officer by emailing grants@canning.wa.gov.au.

The Small Grant and Young People Fly High grants are available all year round. The other funding opportunities must be applied by the specified closing date.

All applicants, except applicants to Young People Fly High grant, will need to have public liability insurance or be linked to an auspice organisation whose insurance covers your activity.

These are items in your budget that have value but are given freely or at a reduced rate as goods or services instead of money e.g. volunteer time or loans of equipment. The value of can be estimated by working out what you would have to pay for the same items.

Your event isn't eligible if it has already taken place prior to approval being received. Check the eligibility criteria of the grant to see whether you can apply for another activity.

For more information, please contact us on 9231 0809 or by emailing grants@canning.wa.gov.au.

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