Community Grants 

The City encourages groups, organisations and individuals to host community projects or events (including street parties) by offering financial support through our Community Grants Fund. 

The purpose of the Community Grants Fund is to provide small grants for projects and events that contribute to community spirit and help build a more inclusive community in the City of Nedlands. The project to be funded must show a direct benefit to the local community.  

The fund also aims to support the building of local relationships, networks, community interaction and the gathering and socialising of residents within their local communities. To qualify for funding, all events, except street parties, must be open to the whole community.

Eligible events and projects may include: 

  • community events 
  • festive season celebrations 
  • street parties 
  • projects that benefit local people with disabilities and their carers 

Street parties are eligible for a maximum of $250 and other events and projects are eligible for up to $1000.  

Applications must be submitted at least four (4) weeks before the proposed event to allow time for assessment.


Youth Grants Fund 

The purpose of the Youth Grants Fund is to recognise and encourage the initiatives local young people are taking to participate in and contribute to the community. 

The fund encourages youth participation in a wide range of socially positive activities, based on the following: 

  • that participation in the community is of value, and
  • that participation in the community by young people in particular, is to be valued and encouraged.

Young people living within the City of Nedlands aged between 12 and 21 years are eligible to apply. Events, projects and activities that provide an opportunity for youth participation in the wider community and support their artistic, cultural, community, educational, professional, technological, sporting, recreational, personal and or social development. Funding will be provided to a maximum of $250 per applicant.  

Projects or activities that have started before the application is assessed will not be eligible for funding. To ensure assessment of application before the event, applications must be submitted at least 4 weeks before the event. 

For more information on the City’s grant programs, please contact the Community Development team at 9273 3500 or make an enquiry below. 

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