The City of Bayswater's Community Grants Program is made up of four funding streams:
Visit the links below for more information on each funding stream.
Note: Applicants may apply for one of the four funding streams per financial year.
The Community Grants Program funding streams are separate to other funding the City provides i.e. in-kind support for town centre events, seed funding for town centre events, fee waivers (as approved by Council) etc. Applicants are welcome to apply for other grants (outside the Community Grants Program), within the same financial year.
Grants are available for projects and programs that address identified community needs, and are aligned to the City of Bayswater Strategic Community Plan 2021 - 2031.
Better Bayswater Grant funding is available for projects or programs that address at least one of the three priority areas:
Activities to promote mental health and wellbeing. These may include initiatives to reduce stress and anxiety or encourage physical activity by community members;
Programs and projects to support people experiencing social isolation, food insecurity, domestic violence or homelessness; and/ or
Programs and projects that encourage the development of networks to strengthen local communities and reduce social isolation;
Better Bayswater Grant Application Form Better Bayswater Grant Information Form Better Bayswater Grant Frequently Asked Questions Better Bayswater Grant Auspice Form
Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Community Development on 9270 4122 to discuss their proposal prior to submission.
Community Capital Works Requests Applications for 2021/22
In consideration for the budget process each year, the City has opened applications for capital works funding requests from community and sporting organisations wishing to improve facilities and infrastructure within the City of Bayswater, or City-leased facilities.
Applications open: Monday 30 November 2020
Applications close: Friday 26 February 2021
Please see below the 2021/22 Community Capital Request letter and application form.
2021/22 Community Capital Request Letter and Application Form
If you require further information, please contact Project Services on (08) 9272 0609 or at email@example.com.
The aim of the Community Events Grant is to increase the capacity of not-for-profit community groups, clubs or auspiced individuals/groups to deliver an event based in the City of Bayswater which is of benefit to City residents, businesses or both.
The first round of the Community Events Grant for the 2021/22 financial year has now closed. Applications will open for the next round of funding in December 2021.
Frequently Asked Questions
The City has four types of funding streams under its Community Grants Program that the community can apply for throughout each financial year; Better Bayswater Grant, Donations, Capital Requests Grant and Community Events Grant. Information about these funding opportunities can be found on the City's website.
Applications for the next round of funding will open in December 2021.
The City values and strives to provide opportunities to partner with the community to deliver positive community outcomes which are consistent with, and complement, the City's strategic vision. The City encourages and supports the Community Events Grant funding to innovatively respond to social disadvantage, protection of the natural or built environment, partnerships, community development and capacity building.
Due to the impacts that COVID19 has had on our community and local economy, the City of Bayswater is committed to supporting the recovery of its community and local businesses through an array of initiatives, including its Community Events Grants. The City has therefore made some amendments to its Community Events Grants criteria to ensure that priority is given to grant applications that directly or indirectly assist in the recovery of local businesses.
Funds are only available to an organisation, club or group once per financial year across the City's four Community Grants Program funding categories, which are; Better Bayswater Grant, Donations, Capital Requests Grant and Community Events Grant. If a group has already received funding this financial year under any one of those categories, they are ineligible to apply for any further City funding until next financial year. If an organisation has also received funding through the Major Town Centres Event Grant, they are also ineligible to apply for a Community Events Grant for that same event.
If you have previously applied for funding from the City (i.e. Better Bayswater Grant, Donation or Capital Requests Grant) you will need to use the relevant Community Events Grant application form and understand the processes and criteria that apply to this specific grant. These can be found on the City's website, from City libraries or by contacting the relevant person on the number listed below.
Yes. The four types of funding streams under the City's Community Grants Program; Better Bayswater Grant, Donations, Capital Requests Grant and Community Events Grant is separate to other funding the City provides i.e. in-kind support for town centre events, seed funding for town centre events, fee waivers (as approved by Council) etc.
Using new assessment and decision making criteria, funding decisions can usually be made within one month (30 working days) from the close of applications. If the amount requested is in excess of $5000, then it will require Council approval which will delay the assessment.
This is not a problem; it just means that you will need to partner with another group or organisation which is incorporated. We may be able to help you identify an appropriate partner organisation.
Voluntary Labour can be calculated at the following rates: Unskilled: $20/hour: General work is being undertaken where no recognised qualification is required. Skilled: $35/hour: A person with a recognised qualification specific to the work being undertaken e.g. tradesperson, chef, arborist etc. Professional: $50/hour: A person with a formal tertiary qualification specific to the work to be undertaken i.e. architectural, legal, engineering, surveying work or similar.
Contact the City's Funding Contact Officer for the Community Events Grant on (08) 9272 0622.
The City of Bayswater welcomes requests for donations from eligible persons, clubs or groups. If you would like to submit a request for a donation, your request must align to one or more of these categories:
The City receives many donation requests each year and unfortunately it is not possible to support them all. Please note that applying does not automatically guarantee the donation will be approved by the City. If you would like to apply for a donation, please complete the Donation Request Form and submit it to the City.
Community Donations - Information and Application Form
*If you are seeking an individual donation for a City of Bayswater resident attending a representative event, please complete a Donation Request Form- for Individuals, below.
Donation Request Application Form - for Individuals
Please return your completed form to the City of Bayswater:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org In person: 61 Broun Avenue, Morley 6062 Post: PO Box 467 Morley, WA 6943
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