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Grants and Sponsorship

The City of Perth is bouncing back with our 2022/23 Grants and Sponsorship 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 

  • Arts and Culture Sponsorship

    Support for projects that represent a broad range of high-quality arts activity and creative cultural practice which assist the City in achieving its broader strategic aims. Arts sponsorship is accessible to a wide range of organisations that identify the arts as their primary purpose, feature a public outcome, and provide opportunities for creative participation in the public domain.

    Key Dates
    The City will offer one annual round for Arts and Culture Sponsorship. 

    Annual Round (for activities between 1 October 2022 – 30 December 2023) 

    • Applications open: 2 May 2022
    • Applications deadline: 30 May 2022, 4PM (AWST)
    • Notification of decision: After31 August 2022
  • Business Improvement Grants

    The City of Perth recognises that businesses and business activity contribute to the vibrancy and energy of the city. Business Improvement Grants aim to provide businesses with the ability to generate new ideas and turn those ideas into profitable business ventures which is critical to drive Perth’s COVID-19 rebound, competitive advantage and economic growth.

    In 2022/23, the Business Improvement Grant program will prioritise projects that are external facing and/or activate underutilised spaces.

    Key Dates 
    The City provides one opportunity to apply for Business Improvement Grants each financial year. Approved projects must be completed, acquitted, and claimed before 30 June 2023.

    ROUND 1 (for activities between 31 August 2022 – 30 June 2023 

    • Applications open 1 April 2022 
    • Application deadline 30 May 2022, 4pm (AWST) 
    • Notification of decision After 31 August 2022

    Business Improvement Grant Guidelines 2022/23
    Business Improvement 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 2022/23

  • Local Activation Grants

    Up to $15,000 in funding to support for events, arts and culture 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 2023

    Local Activation Grants Guidelines 2022/23
    Local Activation Grants Application

Programs Coming Soon

  • Event Sponsorship

    The City to provide 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 September 2022 to 30 June 2023) 

    • Applications closed 

    ROUND 2 (for activities between 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023) 

    • Applications open 1 August 2022 
    • Application deadline 23 August 2022, 4pm (AWST) 
    • Notification of decision 23 November 2022 
  • 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
    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 sponsorship operates as exhaustive funding and the City reserves that right to close the program once the available budget has been expended.
     
  • Community Insurance Grants

    Through Community Insurance Program the City supports the local community groups in the affordability of insurance, providing financial protection and peace of mind for members, volunteers and participants. 

    Key Dates

    • The City will accept applications for the Community Insurance Program until 30 June 2023.
  • Venue Support Grants

    The Venue Support Grant program offers support to community and non-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

    • Apply at least 8 weeks prior to the use of the reserve or venue
    • The 2022/23 program will support activities occurring up until the 30 August 2023
  • 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 open: 1 June
    • 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 3 months (Tier 2 and Tier 3), to be notified of a decision under this sponsorship program

Lobbying of Elected Members and Administrative Staff

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, an applicant 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 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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