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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 Past Youth Grants 


Ziyan, aged 16 received a youth grant to attend the National Youth Championships through Football West at Valentine Sports Park in New South Wales. Taking place over 12 days in October 2023, teams from nine state and territories attended the football competition.


Young local Charlie received a City of Nedlands Youth Grant to help him participate in the Australian Junior Surfing Titles in Phillip Island.

This national surfing event took place between 23 November - 3 December 2023 and Charlie represented WA in the Under 14 Boys division.



12 year old City of Nedlands resident, Orlando received a youth grant to participate in the Australian Optimist Development Squad in Pattaya, Thailand. 

The regatta was held at the Royal Varuna Yacht Club between 13 December - 16 October 2023 in which Orlando made lifelong friends and memories he will never forget.


Anika received a youth grant to assist with costs to travel to Manly in New South Wales to take part in the Nipper Nationals in January 2024.

The Nippers Nationals is the largest youth surf lifesaving sports carnival in Australia, enabling young surf lifesavers to test their surf sports skills in and out of the water against other athletes.



Grace Parry was a recipient of a City of Nedlands Youth Grants in 2022 when she was 15 years old. Grace was selected to represent Australia in the U19 Women's World Floorball Championship in Poland. The team traveled to Pilsen, Czech Republic for training camp from 20 - 29 of August. From there they travelled by bus to the tournament in Katowice, Poland and stayed there for the duration of the tournament from 31 August to 5 September, where they placed 15th in the world. Grace spoke of her experience, stating "As the youngest in the entire tournament, the experience provided me with lifelong memories, new friendships, and allowed me to be exposed to some amazing opportunities and experienced players. All costs for the tournament were self-funded, including flights, uniform, accommodation, equipment, food, tournament fees, the cost of our coaches, manager, and many more things. By receiving this grant, it made an impact to these costs, allowing me to participate in a childhood dream and to help relieve some pressure of these costs" Since then, Grace has made her debut for the Australian Women's floorball team in Singapore last December 2023, and is currently preparing to represent Australia for a third time in the upcoming U19 World Floorball World Championship in Finland this May. To continue to support her journey or if you want to know more, Grace continues to post updates on her Instagram @grace.p.floorball_2 .


Isabel Lush was as Youth Grant Recipient in 2023 for the Under 18s State Football Competition in Canberra. Speaking about her experience she stated, "I had an incredible time at the Under 18s State Football Competition in Canberra. The competition was intense, and our team performed exceptionally well, exceeding our own expectations. Thanks to the Youth Grant, I was able to afford the plane tickets to Canberra, which played a crucial role in making this experience possible. I am incredibly grateful for the support provided by the grant, as it not only helped cover the logistical expenses but also allowed me to focus entirely on the competition. It was an unforgettable week, and I am sincerely appreciative of the opportunity it provided me".