Community Funding Program

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The Community Funding Program provides financial support to incorporated community groups to conduct projects, programs, events or activities that benefit the City of Joondalup community.

The program provides two levels of funding, with large grants (greater than $10,000) offered annually and small grants ($10,000 and lower) offered bi-annually.

Eligibility criteria

All applications for the Community Funding Program must meet the following criteria:

  • The project, program, event or activity that funding is being sought for must benefit or service the City of Joondalup community.
  • The project, program, event or activity must align with one or more of the Community Funding Program Priorities.
  • The project, program, event or activity has NOT received financial support through another funding program from the City within the same financial year.
  • The applicant must be incorporated under the Associations Incorporations Act 2015 (or other Australian State Government Incorporations Act).

Funding priorities

Applicants must address at least one of the four funding priorities:

  • Strengthen Community Participation
  • Encourage Connected Communities
  • Promote Healthy and Active Lifestyles
  • Build Resilient and Sustainable Communities

How to apply

Applications for Round 1 2022-23 are now open, and will close at 5pm on Friday 26 August 2022. Submit Applications Online

Applications are submitted online via SmartyGrants, and can only be made when funding rounds are open. Applicants must first contact the program administrator to discuss the project, program, event or activity before submitting an application. Applications can be saved at any time, and revised until you are ready to submit the form.

Please read the Community Funding Program Guidelines (available to download below) for full program details. For more information please contact the Fund Administrator on 9400 4918 or via email at

Environmental Development Community Funding

The City provides funding to assist community groups and schools with projects, events and activities that meet sustainability objectives, increase awareness of environmental issues, promote positive environmental behaviour and protect the City’s natural areas.

The following are examples of projects, events or activities that your school or community group may wish to apply for:

  • Community water-wise local native plants garden
  • Community edible food garden with permaculture principles
  • Composting and worm farms
  • Installation of rainwater tank
  • Revegetation of degraded bushland, wetland or coastal areas with local native plants
  • Installation of bird nesting boxes or bat boxes, where suitable
  • Research into native flora, fauna or fungi
  • Sustainable transport participation programs eg. walking school bus
  • Installation of bicycle parking
  • Eco audits of buildings to provide sustainability recommendations
  • Contribution towards installation of solar panels
  • Environmental education programs such as bushland care, Aboriginal cultural heritage, water conservation, energy efficiency, waste minimisation, recycling, walking or cycling
  • Community events that support environmental days or weeks such as World Environment Day, National Biodiversity Month, National Tree Day, Walk Over October, Ride2School Day, Walk to School Day, Clean Up Australia Day and National Recycling Week.

Applications are currently closed. The next funding round will open on Monday 1 August 2022.

For further information about eligibility, funding priorities and how to apply visit Community Funding Program.