Grants for Community Groups
COVID-19 Response Grants
We are committed to supporting our community through this ongoing crisis by providing funding for the delivery of community and creative projects and initiatives that support community to respond to and recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible applicants can apply for up to $2,000 for activities, projects and purchases that clearly demonstrate alignment to at least one of the grant program objectives.
Partnership Grants support the delivery of significant projects that improve community wellbeing. Projects should demonstrate the collaboration of key stakeholders and be delivered through partnership between the funded organisation(s) and Council. Grants of up to $25,000 per year will be considered. Only projects with exceptional merit will be awarded the full funding amount. Funding for up to 3 years may be available if there is a clear need for longer term funding to achieve successful outcomes. All agreements will initially be for 1 year.
PAE Places grants of up to $3,000 aim to support the creation and delivery of projects in public spaces across the city that improve how we feel and use our public spaces and how we can enhance the way they look and work, and also how we celebrate our heritage. It aims is to give the community the opportunity to make their City a place where people love to be through placemaking projects of all sizes and shapes. We welcome creative response to the restrictions placed on place and people during this COVID-19 social distancing phase.
Project Grants of up to $7,500 aim to support the delivery of a broad range of projects that foster individual and community wellbeing outcomes for PAE residents.
Sports and Recreation Grants
Sport & Recreation Grant Program aims to encourage active lifestyles in the local community by supporting organisations to deliver sporting or recreation opportunities for the benefit of the PAE community. Grants of up to $1,000 are available for activities and purchases that clearly demonstrate alignment to the program aim and one focus area.
Equipment Grants of up to $2,000 per year are available to support not-for-profit groups and organisations in the delivery of their programs and services with urgent or necesssary purchases that foster individual and community wellbeing for City of PAE residents.
Grants of up to $1,000 are available for not-for-profit groups and organisations for unforeseen or short-notice projects that provide services or benefit to the local community.
We have recently reviewed and updated our approach to funding community events in consultation with our community. The City of PAE’s new Events Grant Program aims to help create a community that is inclusive, cohesive, creative and prosperous through the support of a program of accessible and diverse community events and festivals across the City.
Other Funding Opportunities
In addition to Council's Grant programs, grant funds are also available from State and Federal Governments and from philanthropic organisations. Please visit our Other Funding Opportunities page for an extensive list of opportunities.