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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.
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.
Better Bayswater Grant funding is available to deliver programs, projects and activities which meet at least one of the three priority areas:
(a) Health and wellbeing
(b) Support for vulnerable people
(c) Community connection
Applications for Round 2 of the 2022/2023 Better Bayswater Grant are now closed.
Email: email@example.com In person: 61 Broun Avenue, Morley 6062 Post: PO Box 467 Morley, WA 6943
If you would like to know more about the Better Bayswater Grant, contact our Community Development team on 9270 4122 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Capital Works Requests Applications for 2023/24 are now closed.
This grant is offered annually as part of the Bayswater Grants Program for the City of Bayswater community and sporting not-for-profit organisations planning to improve City-owned facilities and infrastructure.
Applications open: Annually, November to Febraury
If you require further information, contact Project Services on (08) 9208 2427 or at email@example.com.
The aim of the Community Events Sponsorshop/Grants is to increase the capacity of not-for-profit community groups, clubs or businesses to deliver an event based in the City of Bayswater which is of benefit to City residents, businesses or both.
The City of Community Sponsorship/Grants offer up to $5,000 in funding for events run by community groups and organisations.
The City encourages and supports the Community Events Sponsorship and Grants funding to innovatively respond to celebrating music, art, cultural diversity and our multicultural community by supporting vibrant local events.
Community Events Sponsorship/Grants open from 1 July 2023.
For further information, contact the City's Funding Contact Officer for the Community Events Grant on 9272 0622.
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 open 1 July 2023.
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 COVID-19 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 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; 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.
Once applications close, the City will take up to 45 working days to assess all applications received. In the event that this timeframe be extended, applicants will be informed in writing of the delay and revised assessment timeframe. Each applicant will be notified of their grant application outcome. Please take into account the event grant processing timeline and the promotional time line when selecting your event date
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 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: $22/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.
If your question is not answered in the FAQ document, please 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 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:
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