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.

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

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

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 community.funding@joondalup.wa.gov.au.

Community Funding (Arts and Culture)

he 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.

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

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

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 community.funding@joondalup.wa.gov.au.

Sponsorship, contributions and donations

The City of Joondalup has a strategic vision to become a bold, creative and prosperous City on the global stage. In achieving this vision, the City recognises the importance of attracting and supporting events and programs that deliver economic benefit to the region and contribute to a vibrant and dynamic community atmosphere.

Through the Sponsorship, Contributions and Donations Program, the City is able to provide support to external organisations and community groups that are assisting the City to achieve its strategic vision by delivering events, programs and activities within the region.
The City’s Sponsorships, Contributions and Donations Program aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Attracting, hosting or supporting a wide range of events, programs and activities that enhance the liveability of the City for the community and promote Joondalup as a destination for visitors to the region
  • Providing positive exposure for the City’s brand and image locally and regionally
  • Providing support to local organisations/community groups/sporting clubs
  • Stimulating economic development and providing benefits to local businesses
  • Increasing visitors to the region
  • Creating long-term value to the City and its residents by building sustainable partnerships or relationships
  • Ensuring that all agreements entered into provide an adequate return on investment by overseeing and managing the sponsorship, contributions and donations program, process and outcomes

To apply, download and review the Sponsorship, Contributions and Donations Program Application Pack and complete the application form.

Applications must meet the program criteria and eligibility as listed in the application pack and should be submitted at least four months prior to the event, program or activity date.

If you are holding an event that will engage and benefit the local community, the City may be able to help you promote your event.

For further information contact the City’s Strategic Marketing and Sponsorship Officer.

Community development grants

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.

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

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

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 community.funding@joondalup.wa.gov.au.

Grants and Funding (Sport and Recreation)

The City recognises that funding can significantly boost the delivery of programs and activities for your club. Subscribe to the City’s Clubs in Focus eNewsletter to be notified of upcoming funding opportunities.

Individual grants

KidSport – assistance to contribute towards the cost of registration fees for children to participate in sport and recreation clubs.

Local Sporting Champions – The Junior Sporting Achievement Grant is no longer offered. Sport Australia offers financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.

Club grants

Please note that the Sports Development Program funding has ceased. Sport and Recreation Clubs are eligible to apply for the City’s revised Community Funding Program.

Facility grants

Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund – assistance for local clubs to develop or upgrade sporting or recreation infrastructure.

Club Funded Facility Upgrades – for local sporting clubs looking to do a facility project at their own cost.

The City’s Sport and Recreation team can also assist your club in identifying and applying for external grants.

KidSport

KidSport is being administered by the City in partnership with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries making it possible for more Western Australian children to participate in community sport and recreation. Sport and recreation builds stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities.

Eligible families can receive subsidies of up to $150.00 for each child to go towards local club registration fees.

For further information contact the City’s Sport and Recreation team on 9400 4620 or via email.

Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund and Club Night Lights Program

The Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) and Club Night Lights Program (CNLP) are funding programs offered by the State Government to assist in the development of basic sporting infrastructure with a focus on increasing physical activity in the community.

The CSRFF program and CNLP represents a partnership opportunity for community organisations to work with the City of Joondalup and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries; each contributing one third to the total project cost.

COMMUNITY SPORTING AND RECREATION FACILITIES FUND (CSRFF)

Types of projects that may be eligible for CSRFF funding include:

  • New playing surfaces – courts and synthetic surfaces
  • Change rooms and toilets
  • Sport storage

Clubroom meeting room, kitchen, offices and viewing areas are considered to have a minimal impact on physical activity and are considered a low priority. Resurfacing of existing sports surfaces are considered the responsibility of the asset owner and are a low priority.

Exclusions

Examples of projects which will not be considered for CSRFF funding include:

  • Development of privately owned facilities (eligible projects are required to be located on crown land or land owned by a local government authority)
  • Arts, music, craft and non-physical recreation facilities
  • Recurring maintenance or operating costs of existing facilities
  • Projects that clubs cannot demonstrate the financial capacity to comfortably fund one third of the estimated cost
  • Purchase of land, landscaping, car parks, access roads, playgrounds, bikeways or pathways
  • Non-land based facilities
  • Non-fixed equipment
  • Fixed sports specific equipment (eg. scoreboards)
  • Facilities or fixtures for the purpose of serving alcohol
  • Projects that do not meet the relevant Australian Standards and Construction Codes including access requirements for persons with disabilities

CLUB NIGHT LIGHTS PROGRAM (CNLP)

The CNLP is for funding sports floodlighting projects only. Types of projects that may be eligible for CNLP funding include:

  • Provide floodlighting to community training and/or local match play standard where existing facilities do not meet training standard
  • Replace aging metal-halide floodlighting with energy efficient LED floodlighting to community training and/or community match play standard
  • Power upgrades directly linked to the development of lighting

Exclusions

Examples of projects which will not be considered for CNLP funding include:

  • Non-floodlighting infrastructure
  • Non-fixed floodlighting
  • Development of privately owned facilities
  • Recurring maintenance or operating costs of existing facilities
  • Purchase of land
  • Projects that clubs cannot demonstrate the financial capacity to comfortably fund one third of the estimated cost
  • Projects that do not meet the relevant Australian Standards and Construction Codes

Clubs have an opportunity to submit an Expression of Interest form in February each year for the CSRFF summer small, annual and forward planning grant rounds and the CNLP. Clubs also have an opportunity to submit a form for the CSRFF winter small grant round in July each year. An Expression of Interest form must be submitted to the City for assessment to determine eligibility for both funding programs.

Projects that are agreed by Council and are successful in CSRFF or CNLP grant funding, will be constructed/installed by the City in line with standard specifications. Prior to construction commencing, the club will be required to sign a funding agreement that details the one third contribution that is to be paid to the City for the work and outlines the payment terms.