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Sponsorship and Grants

In 2024/25 the City of Perth will commit more than $5.6 million in funding for a wide range of projects that contribute to our aspiration for Perth – Liveable, Sustainable and Prosperous.

Through the provision of sponsorship and grants, the City supports projects that make Perth a great place for people to live, work and visit.

We also help a range of stakeholders to drive visitation, build a sense of vibrancy, celebrate and develop our diverse culture, as well as support economic growth to enable Perth to continue to compete on the world stage as one of the great liveable cities.

We’ve made some exciting changes to the program for 2024/25. Read about our changes here.

Programs Currently Open 

  • Business Relocation Grants

    Medium-sized businesses are encouraged to relocate to the city through the Business Relocation Grant, which assists with the associated financial cost.

    Key Dates

    • Applications open: 3 June 2024
    • The City will accept applications for Business Relocation Grants at any time, however decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis in line with budget and strategic priorities. This grant operates on exhaustive funding, and the City reserves the right to close the program once the available budget has been expended.

    Business Relocation Grant Guidelines

  • 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

  • Economic Development Sponsorship

    Funding to support the growth and ongoing development of key industry sectors that represent strategic importance or present significant opportunities.

    Key Dates

    • Applications open: NOW OPEN
    • The City will accept applications for Economic Development Sponsorships at any time via an expression of interest (EOI), however decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis in line with budget and strategic priorities. This sponsorship 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 2024-2025

  • 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 Grant Guidelines

  • Local Activation Grants

    Through the Local Activation Grant program, the City will provide up to $20,000 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 prioritise applications that complement City-led events and amplify activity at those times. While not mandatory, applicants are encouraged to consider activations that occur at the same time and in close proximity to events outlined in the City’s Events Plan 2024/25.

    Key Dates

    Activations must take place between 1 July 2024 and 30 June 2025.

    • Applications open: NOW OPEN
    • 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 2024-2025

    Local Activation 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

  • Residential Sustainability Assessment Grants

    Support for body corporates in residential strata-title buildings to undertake assessments to determine environmental performance, to raise community awareness on the opportunities for improvement, and to work towards resource efficiency and net-zero emissions.

    Key Dates

    • Applications open: NOW OPEN
    • The City will accept applications 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.

    Residential Sustainability Assessment Grant 2024/25 Application

    Residential Sustainability Assessment Grant Guidelines 2024/25

  • Venue Support Grants

    The Venue Support Grant program provides in-kind support to organisations accessing City managed venues, malls, parks, gardens, public places and thoroughfares. The grant covers venue hire fees only.

    Key Dates

    • Applications open: 1 May 2024
    • Applicants are required to apply at a minimum of 8 weeks prior to the start of their event or project
    • The program operates as exhaustive funding, and the City reserves the right to close the program once the available budget has been expended.

    Venue Support Grant Guidelines 2024/25

    Venue Support Grant Application

Programs Closed

  • Arts and Culture Sponsorship

    Funding to support 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. Eligible organisations must identify arts as their primary purpose.

    Key Dates

    • Applications open: NOW CLOSED
    • Application deadline: 30 May 2024, 4pm (AWST)
    • Applications must provide a public outcome between 1 October 2024 and 31 December 2025

    Arts and Culture Sponsorship Application

    Arts and Culture Sponsorship 2024/25 Guidelines

  • Business Improvement Grants

    Support for businesses and property owners to carry out project works that enhance the public realm, create new experiences and encourage people to visit and stay longer.

    Key Dates

    • Applications open: NOW CLOSED 
    • Application deadline: 2 May 2024, 4pm (AWST)

    Business Improvement Grant Guidelines 2024/25

  • 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, drive visitation into the city and support local business to stimulate economic growth.

    Key Dates

    The City will offer one competitive round of funding for activities between 1 September 2024 to 31 August 2025.

    • Applications open: NOW CLOSED
    • Application deadline: 3 April 2024, 4pm (AWST)

    Event Sponsorship Guidelines 2024/25

  • 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 Guidelines 2023-24

  • 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 CLOSED
    • 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 Guidelines

    Residential Energy Upgrade Grant 2023/24 Energy Data Sheet

Lobbying of Elected Members and Administrative Staff

Applicants 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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