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Grants and sponsorship

The City of Perth is committed to supporting initiatives and projects that contribute to the community’s vision for Perth to be vibrant, connected and progressive. Through this program the City supports others to make the city a great place for people to live, work, visit, study and invest. It recognises and respects the vital contribution of community and business in developing and delivering projects that contribute to a vibrant and sustainable city. 

The COVID-19 Rebound Grants and Sponsorship Program Guidelines were approved at the Council meeting on 28 July 2020 for the 2020/21 financial year. The only program that is still open is the Small Business Improvement Grants (which will close when the budget is fully expended).

The 2021/22 Grants and Sponsorship Program, policy and budget is currently under consideration by the Council and will be available soon.

It is proposed that the Grants and Sponsorship Program 2021/22 will cover the following areas:

  • Major Events and Festivals
  • Events and Activation
  • Arts and Culture
  • Neighbourhood/Community
  • Environment/Sustainability
  • Business Support and Economic Development
  • Heritage
  • Venue Support
  • Donations

To date, there have been 2 rounds opened and are now closed:

  • Event Sponsorship 2021/22 Round 1 – closed 30 March 2021, 4pm AWST
  • Arts Sponsorship 2021/22 annual program – closed 27 April 2021, 4pm AWST

To register your interest in being notified when the full 2021/22 Grants and Sponsorship program is available please email with information on your program or activity. You may also call 9461 3333 to discuss your idea or project with a Sponsorship Officer.

Smarty Grants

How to apply 

The City of Perth uses an online grant application service powered by SmartyGrants. To apply online visit the SmartyGrants website and register an account. 

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the application form, please contact the Sponsorship Officer and quote your application number. If you need more help using the application form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Before submitting a proposal, applicants should be familiar with the guidelines relevant to the program in which they are applying. All applicants are strongly advised to discuss their application with the Sponsorship Officer prior to submission. Please be advised that applications which do not meet the closing date or eligibility criteria, will not be assessed.

For further information please contact the Sponsorship Team.

Sponsorship Program Key Dates

Small Business Quick Response Grants close 14 May 2021.