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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. 

Program

The new Grants and Sponsorship Program Guidelines 2021-2022  were adopted at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 25 May 2021. 
 

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. 

  • Major Events and Festivals Sponsorship
  • Events and Activation Quick Response Grants
  • Event Sponsorship
  • Arts & Culture Quick Response Grants
  • Arts Grants
  • Arts Sponsorship
  • Neighbourhood Grants
  • Sustainable Community Grants
  • Small Business Grants
  • Business Improvement Grants
  • Economic Development Sponsorship
  • Heritage Grants
  • Venue Support Grants

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 or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

 

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.

Program Overview

 
Item Summary   Suitability  Program dates 
Item Major Events & Festivals Sponsorship  Summary Sponsorship to support large- scale events of national significance. A Major Event or Festival which generates significant economic, social and community benefits for Perth city (benchmarked against previously supported major events and festivals).  Major Event Organisation (MEO) /ruling body for national and international events, or event organiser.  Opens 15 June 2021. Apply any time via an expression of interest. 
Item Event and Activation Quick Response Grants Summary Grants of up to $10,000 to support events and activations in the city to encourage vibrancy, local business support and community connection.
Initiatives should align with the timing of the City’s Events and Activation Campaigns where possible.
Community group or event organiser.
 
 
Opens 6 July 2021. Apply anytime until budget is exhausted. 
Item Event Sponsorship
Summary Sponsorship over $10,000 to support medium/large scale events that contribute to a vibrant and diverse annual calendar of events in Perth. Initiatives should align with the timing of the City’s Events and Activation Campaigns where possible.  Community group or event organiser.  Two Rounds Per Year:
Round 1 Closed
Round 2 
(For activities between 1 January 2022 – 31 August 2022)

Opens 10 August 2021
Closes 31 August 2021
 
 
Item Arts & Culture Quick Response Grants  Summary Grants of up to $10,000 to support grassroots arts and cultural activity and projects which lead to opportunities for local artists, and arts & cultural engagement in the city. Initiatives should align with the timing of the City’s Events and Activation Campaigns where possible.
 
Individual arts practitioner, community group or organisation that identify arts as their primary purpose.  Opens 6 July 2021. Apply anytime until budget is exhausted.
 
 
Item Arts Grants  Summary Grants over $10,000 up to $20,000 to support a wide variety of art forms which encourage broad community participation and cultural engagement, celebrate inclusion and connect people through arts and cultural experiences in Perth. 
Initiatives should align with the timing of the City’s Events and Activation Campaigns where possible.
 
Individual arts practitioner, community group or organisation that identify arts as their primary purpose.  Annual Funding Round: (For activities between 31 December 2021 – 31 December 2022)
Opens 20 July 2021
Closes 17 August 2021 
Item Arts Sponsorship  Summary Sponsorship over $20,000 to support a wide variety of art forms and cultural experiences in Perth, which encourage broad community participation, increase cultural engagement, celebrate inclusion and connect people.  Individual arts practitioner, community group or organisation that identify arts as their primary purpose.  Annual Funding Round: Closed 
Item Neighbourhood Heroes Program  Summary Grants of up to $20,000 to support community-led projects and programs to help build strong, connected and resilient neighbourhoods and address key issues at a local level.* *Program details TBD in consultation with the community and neighbourhood groups.
 
Individuals, not-for-profits, community groups, neighbourhood groups, social enterprise or a business.  July 2021 (TBC) 
Item Sustainable Community Grants  Summary Grants of up to $20,000 (matched funded) to support community-led projects and programs that contribute to sustainable outcomes such as energy, water and waste efficiency and green environments. Environmentally sustainable projects on private property and/or for public benefit are encouraged.  Individuals, not-for-profits, community groups, neighbourhood groups, social enterprise or a business.  Opens 3 August 2021. Apply anytime until the budget is exhausted. 
Item Small Business Grants Summary Grants up to $5,000 to assist small businesses develop, adapt and grow. Small business in the City of Perth with fewer than 20 employees or a maximum annual turnover of $10million.  Opens 13 July 2021. Apply anytime until budget is exhausted. 
Item Business Improvement Grants 

Summary Grants up to $20,000 (matched funded) for businesses to support capital works, improvements or enhancements that would benefit the broader Perth community. 

Business Improvement Grants Guidelines 21/22

Property owner or business operator in the City of Perth local government area.  Annual Funding Round: (For activities between November 2021 – June 2022)
Opens 15 June 2021
Closes 27 July 2021
 
 
Item Economic Development Sponsorship Summary Sponsorship over $4,000 to support projects which drive growth in a key economic sector through investment attraction, international business development, sector collaboration or capacity building. Proposing a project or initiative which would promote the economic development of a key sector in the City of Perth.  Opens 22 June 2021. Apply anytime until budget is exhausted.
 
 
Item Heritage Grants Summary Grants up to $90,000 to support, assist and encourage owners to conserve and continue the active use of heritage places.  Owner of a rateable heritage listed property located within the City of Perth local government area.  Two Rounds Per Year:
Round 1 
Opens 1 July 2021
Closes 
1 September 2021
Round 2 
Opens 1 January 2022
Closes 1 March 2022
 
 
Item Venue Support Grants Summary Grants up to $7,500 in-kind to support community use of City managed venues and spaces. Not-for-profit, social enterprise or community group, not seeking any cash (in-kind support only).  Opens 3 August 2021. Apply anytime until budget is exhausted.