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Grants and Sponsorship

Our grants and sponsorships provide support for ideas and initiatives that benefit our local community.

The programs cover a wide range of services and projects that contribute to the City’s three Strategic Pillars:

  • Liveable – a community that is safe, socially cohesive, inclusive and activated.
  • Sustainable – a healthy environment with social and economic systems in balance.
  • Prosperous – a successful, flourishing and thriving city.

Current Programs 

  • Local Activation Grants

    Up to $15,000 in funding to support for events, arts activity that has a public outcome, and local businesses that activate the city with vibrant activity. 

    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 8 weeks prior to the start of your project
    • Public outcome must be provided before 30 June 2022

    Local Activation Grants Guidelines
    Local Activation Grants Application

  • Major Events & Festivals

    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 and Festivals Guidelines 2021 - 2022

  • Economic Development Sponsorship

    Support for city business and industry sectors that promote Perth for commerce and investment, provide economic growth and key sector development, and position Perth as an economically sustainable city.

    Key Dates

    • Applications now open
    • This sponsorship program operates as exhaustive funding and the City reserves the right to close the program once the available budget has been expended
    • Allow up to 8 weeks (Tier 1) and up to 4 months (Tier 2 and Tier 3), to be notified of a decision under this sponsorship program

    Economic Development Sponsorship Guidelines 
    Economic Development Application

  • Safer Spaces Grants

    Up to $15,000* in funding to support business owners and landlords to aesthetically enhance their shopfront, as well as improve safety. The Grant is aimed at initially addressing anti-social issues in the short term, but with the long-term goal of making the tenancy or business more attractive for future investment and customers, and our retail main streets and neighbourhoods more attractive for commerce.   

    *Where funding being sought for a new or enhanced alfresco area, the maximum available is $5,000.

    Key Dates

    • Applications 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 8 weeks prior to the start of your project
    • All funded projects must be completed by 30 June 2022

    Safer Spaces Grants Guidelines
    Safer Spaces Application

Interested in applying for event funding from the City of Perth? 

Consider these questions in conjunction with the event sponsorship guidelines:

  1. How much City of Perth funding is your organisation seeking?
  2. Is the event free to attend OR does it have significant free programming?
  3. Does the event take place within the City of Perth municipality?
  4. Does your organisation have adequate time and experience to deliver the event successfully?
  5. Does the event have widespread appeal and is it likely to attract visitation into the city?

Sponsorship Team

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

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 Sponsorship Officer prior to starting an application to ensure program suitability. 

How do I keep up-to-date on the programs?   

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