City of Bayswater Community Grants Program

The City of Bayswater's Community Grants Program is made up of four funding streams:

  • Better Bayswater Grants

  • Community Capital Requests

  • Community Events Grants

  • Donations

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.


Better Bayswater Grant

Applications for Round One 2020/21 open on Thursday 1 October and close at 5pm on Friday 30 October 2020.  

The Better Bayswater Grant offers local groups and non-profit organisations the opportunity to apply for funding to help projects that contribute to the City's vision of creating a strong and cohesive community.

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the community and local economy. The City of Bayswater is committed to supporting the recovery of our community and local businesses through an array of initiatives, including the Better Bayswater Grant. The City has therefore made some amendments to its Better Bayswater Grant criteria to ensure that priority is given to grant applications that directly or indirectly assist in community recovery.

All applicants must be able to be deliver the project within current (and evolving) COVID-19 stage appropriate requirements. The City of Bayswater invites applications from incorporated or auspiced individuals/ community groups.

Businesses and sole traders may partner with a local community group to deliver an initiative to address local community priorities that have arisen as a result of COVID-19. However, such applications must be made under the auspice of an incorporated organisation.

What type of projects and activities will the grant support?

The City is seeking applications from applicants who can deliver programs, projects and activities within the next six months which meet at least one of the following priority areas:

(a) Health and Wellbeing
Activities to promote mental health and wellbeing. These may include initiatives to reduce stress and anxiety or encourage physical activity by community members; 

(b) Community Connection
Programs and projects that encourage the development of networks to strengthen local communities and reduce social isolation;

(c) Support for Vulnerable People
Programs and projects to support people experiencing social isolation, food insecurity, domestic violence or homelessness; and/ or

(d) Economic Security
Programs and projects to develop employment and financial skills.

Please note: Community events are not eligible for the Better Bayswater Grant. There is a separate Community Events Grant for events.

Please ensure you read the attachments below before commencing an application.

Information Form


Application Form

GST Fact Sheet

You are also strongly encouraged to contact the Community Development team on (08) 9270 4122 to discuss your grant idea prior to application.

Email completed application forms to by 5pm on Friday 30 October 2020.  

Community Capital Requests

Community Capital Works Requests Applications for 2021/22

In consideration for the budget process each year, the City opens 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: Early November 2020

Applications close: Late January 2021 (pending Council reporting cycles)

  • Please note that all applications received are considered on a case by case basis and a received application does not guarantee funding.
  • If the organisation has a lease with the City, organisation must obtain approval from the President or Executive Officer of the Association or Committee named in the lease agreement, prior to submitting an application.
  • For any project involving works on City buildings, the club is required to discuss its submission with a City Project Officer prior to seeking quotes.

Please see below example of previous documents (for information only) from the Community Capital Request 2020-21 funding round.

PREVIOUS Community Capital Request Letter and Application Form


Community Events Grant

Community Events Grant submissions are now closed. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within 30 working days.

The grant is a source of funding available to local groups or organisations who want to plan an event that will benefit their community.

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.

For more information, contact the Community Development team on (08) 9272 0694.


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:

  • Persons*/groups/local schools/sporting clubs/not-for-profit organisations
  • Community donations
  • Charities
  • Community club capital requests
  • Reduced charges for community venues.

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:

In person:         61 Broun Avenue, Morley 6062
Post:                  PO Box 467 Morley, WA 6943

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