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Sponsorship and Grants

The City of Perth is bouncing back with our 2023/24 Sponsorship and Grants program which will offer millions in support for unique initiatives that will revitalise our city and let it shine. 

The City is committed to supporting a wide range of activities, projects and programs that benefit our local community and contribute to our aspiration for Perth – Liveable, Sustainable and Prosperous.

Programs Currently Open 

  • Residential Energy Upgrade Grant

    Supports body corporates in residential strata-title buildings to undertake upgrades that will improve environmental performance of existing residential buildings and work towards net-zero emissions.

    The grant operates in three streams, and supports upgrade projects that relate to common areas or provide communal benefit for residential occupants.

    Key Dates

    • Applications open: NOW OPEN
    • This grant program operates as exhaustive funding and the City reserves the right to close the program once the available budget has been expended.
    • Apply at least 12 weeks prior to the start of your project (Stream A)
    • Apply at least 8 weeks prior to the start of your project (Stream B or C)

    Residential Energy Upgrade Grant 2023/24 Application

    Residential Energy Upgrade Grant 2023/24 Guidelines

    Residential Energy Upgrade Grant 2023/24 Energy Data Sheet

  • Heritage Adaptive Reuse Grants

    The City to fund projects that assist the revitalisation of heritage-protected commercial and retail buildings.

    The primary objectives of the Heritage Adaptive Reuse Grants program are to support, assist and encourage property owners to activate the vacant upper floors, basements and other underutilised spaces of heritage buildings in the central business district. 

    Key Dates

    • Applications open: Now open
    • The City will accept applications for Heritage Adaptive Reuse Grants at any time, however decisions are made on a case-by-case basis in line with budget and strategic priorities. This grant operates as exhaustive funding and the City reserves the right to close the program once the available budget has been expended.

    Heritage Adaptive Reuse Grants Guidelines 2022/23

  • Venue Support Grants

    The Venue Support Grant program offers support to community and not-for profit organisations wishing to utilise City managed venues, malls, parks, gardens, public places and thoroughfares.

    The City offers two categories of Venue Support Grants:

    1. Parks, Public Places and Thoroughfares; and
    2. Community Venues

    Key Dates

    • Applications open: Now open
    • The City will accept applications for Venue Support Grants at any time, however decisions are made on a case-by-case basis in line with budget and strategic priorities. This grant operates as exhaustive funding and the City reserves the right to close the program once the available budget has been expended.
    • Apply at least 8 weeks prior to the use of the reserve or venue
    • Must provide a public outcome before 30 June 2024

    Venue Support Grant Guidelines 2023/24

    Venue Support Grant Application - Parks, Public Places & Thoroughfares

    Venue Support Grant Application – Perth Town Hall

    Venue Support Grant Application - City of Perth Library

    Venue Support Grant Application – Citiplace Community Centre

  • Community Insurance Grants

    Through the Community Insurance Grant program, the City supports not-for-profit local community and neighbourhood groups by reimbursing insurance policy premiums, allowing the affordability of insurance and providing peace of mind for local community and neighbourhood group members, volunteers and participants.

    The Community Insurance Grants program accepts applications for the following types of insurance policies:

    • Public and Product liability;
    • Volunteer Personal Accident; and
    • Association Liability.

    Key Dates

    • Applications open: NOW OPEN
    • The City will accept applications for Community Insurance Grants at any time, however decisions are made on a case-by-case basis in line with budget and strategic priorities. This grant operates as exhaustive funding and the City reserves the right to close the program once the available budget has been expended.

    Community Insurance Grant Guidelines 2023/24

    Community Insurance Grant Application

  • Major Events & Festivals Sponsorship

    Support for large-scale events of national and/or international significance. Applications via expression of interest.

    Key Dates

    • Applications open: NOW OPEN
    • Applications must be submitted at least six months prior to the commencement of the activity

    Major Events & Festivals Sponsorship Guidelines 2023/24

Programs Closed

  • Arts and Culture Sponsorship

    Supports projects that represent a broad range of high-quality arts activity and creative cultural practice that feature a public outcome and provide opportunities for creative participation in the public domain.

    Arts and Culture Sponsorship is accessible to a wide range of organisations that identify the arts as their primary purpose.

    Key Dates

    • Applications open: NOW CLOSED
    • Application deadline: 29 May 2023, 4pm (AWST)

    Arts and Culture Sponsorship 2023/24 Guidelines

  • Business Improvement Grants

    Support for businesses to generate new ideas and turn those ideas into profitable business ventures. Projects that are external facing and/or activate underutilised spaces will be prioritised.

    Key Dates

    • Applications open: NOW CLOSED
    • Application deadline: 28 April 2023, 4pm (AWST)

    Business Improvement Grant Guidelines 2023/24

  • Economic Development Sponsorship

    Funding to support economic growth and key industry sector development and commerce and investment in the city.

    Key Dates

    1. Applications open: NOW CLOSED.
    2. The City will accept applications for the Economic Development Sponsorship Program at any time, however decisions are made on a case-by-case basis in line with budget and strategic priorities. This sponsorship program operates as exhaustive funding and the City reserves the right to close the program once the available budget has been expended.

    Economic Development Sponsorship Guidelines 2023/24

  • Event Sponsorship

    Funding to facilitate events that activate the city with vibrant activity that attracts people into Perth. The program supports events that have widespread appeal, champion sustainability considerations, drive visitation into the city and support local business to stimulate economic growth.

    Key Dates 

    ROUND 1 (for activities between 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024) 

    • Applications open: NOW CLOSED
    • Application deadline: 28 February 2023, 4pm (AWST)

    Event Sponsorship Guidelines 2023/24
     

    ROUND 2 (for activities between 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2024)

    • Applications open: NOW CLOSED
    • Application deadline: 29 August 2023, 4pm (AWST)
  • Heritage Conservation Grants

    The City of Perth’s Heritage Conservation Grants are designed to support the conservation, revitalisation and enhancement of heritage properties. These grants provide owners support in two categories – to undertake heritage conservation works and to obtain professional heritage advice or documentation.

    The Heritage Conservation Grants are open to owners of eligible heritage places across the City of Perth.


    Key Details

    • Applications open: NOW CLOSED
    • Application deadline: 4 December 2023, 4pm (AWST)

    Heritage Conservation Grant Application

    Heritage Conservation Grant Guidelines 2023-24

  • Local Activation Grants

    Through the Local Activation Grant program, the City will provide up to $15,000 in funding to support events, arts and culture, and other community or business-led activity with a public outcome. Projects should have an inclusive and widespread appeal, attract additional visitation, champion sustainability measures, and support opportunities for local businesses to stimulate economic growth. 

    This year, the City will be favouring applications that complement City led events, and amplify activity at those times. While not mandatory, applicants are encouraged to consider projects that occur at the same time and in close proximity to events outlined in the City’s Events Plan 2023/2024. 

    Key Dates

    Activations must take place between 1 July 2023 and 30 June 2024 

    • Applications: NOW CLOSED
    • Apply at least 8 weeks prior to the start of your project
    • This grant program operates as exhaustive funding and the City reserves the right to close the program once the available budget has been expended.

    Local Activation Grant Guidelines 2023/24

    Local Activation Grant Application

  • Sustainable Building Grants

    Funding for residential strata buildings to undertake environmental ratings, certifications, audits, and assessments. This will assist strata buildings to determine their energy, water and waste use performance and identify possible improvements to be resource efficient and work towards net-zero emissions. 

    Key Dates

    • Applications open: NOW CLOSED
    • The City will accept applications for Sustainable Building Grants at any time, however decisions are made on a case-by-case basis in line with budget and strategic priorities. This grant operates as exhaustive funding and the City reserves the right to close the program once the available budget has been expended.

    Sustainable Building Grant Guidelines

Lobbying of Elected Members and Administrative Staff

Applications or anyone representing the interests of applicants must not lobby or seek to influence the decision-making of Elected Members and administrative staff. If, during the period between submitting a funding application and a determination by Council or the CEO, an applicant or any member of the public seeks to lobby any Elected Member or administrative staff, or attempts to provide additional information, either directly or indirectly, on any matter relating to the funding application, the person/organisation will be disqualified and the sponsorship application excluded from being considered for approval.

How to Apply

Applications for grants and sponsorships must be submitted through the City’s approved online management portal, SmartyGrants. All applicants are encouraged to speak to a City Sponsorship Officer prior to starting an application to ensure program suitability. 

If you need more help using the application form, you can also download the Help Guide for Applicants

Sponsorship Team

The City’s Sponsorship Team are available to help you determine the right program and provide tips for a successful application. Contact the Sponsorship Team via sponsorship@cityofperth.wa.gov.au or by calling (08) 9461 3333.

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