With grants up to the value of $20,000 available, the City’s Community Wellbeing Grants facilitates programs or initiatives that connect people, enhance health and equality, or build community capacity and encourage collaboration.

Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said the grants support community programs and services that build strong, connected and inclusive communities.

“The City is offering the Community Wellbeing Grant to assist communities to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. Aligning with the City’s COVID-19 Economic Rebound Strategy, community wellbeing is a core focus as the City recognises that community-led programs build resilient communities,” he said.

In previous rounds for Community Wellbeing Grants, successful applicants included:

Perth City Farm’s Kids in the Garden program
Volunteering WA’s Perth School Vollieday Program
The Underground Collaborative’s Ground+Co Café
WA Youth Theatre Company’s WAYTCo Open Access Performance Classes

To find out how to apply, visit our website.

The deadline for application submissions is 16 February. Applicants will be notified of the outcome after 30 April 2021.

Issued by: Brooke Hunter, Senior Media and Communications Advisor, 08 9461 3425 (includes after hours) 

About previous recipients:

The Underground Collaborative for Ground+Co Café ($11,596)

Ground+Co Cafe is an employment initiative by Underground Collaborative which will train and employ people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness to become baristas.

Volunteering WA for Perth School Vollieday Program ($13,000)

The Perth School Vollieday Program will offer young people aged 13 and up the opportunity to volunteer in the Perth community.

Western Australia Youth Theatre Company for Open Access Performance Classes ($14,000)

WAYTCo are proposing the delivery of Open Access Performance Classes for young people aged 13 to 26 who would not normally participate in theatre because of various personal, physical, financial, cultural, linguistic or geographic barriers.

ConnectGroups WA for Hand to Heart ($13,000)

Hand to Heart coordinates volunteers to make up to five visits to an isolated senior in their home to discuss their needs and to identify what services and community groups can address the barriers contributing to their isolation.

Perth City Farm for Kids in the Garden ($4500)

Perth City Farm will establish the Kids in the Garden program for school aged children.  The project will teach children aspects of organic food gardening, with a strong emphasis on sustainable living.