Grant Funding Program

Grant Funding Program

The City of Bunbury provides funding for a range of programs, events and activities each year to enhance the community and economy. The Grant Program aims to be thorough yet transparent and enable a range of quality and diverse events to take place. 

There are four categories to choose from:

How to apply 

The City of Bunbury uses an online grant application service powered by SmartyGrants. To apply online visit  and register an account. If you need more help using the application form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out the Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).​

Submissions for 2019/20 funding pools are now closed.

Before submitting a proposal, applicants should be familiar with the grant guidelines relevant to the category in which they are applying. Please be advised that applications which do not meet the closing dates or eligibility criteria will not be assessed.

For further information contact the Grants Officer on 9792 7000 or   

A total of $475,925.00 was available to distribute to grants funding  in the 2019-20 budget, which was made up from the following categories and their budgets:

  1. Seed, $60,000

  2. CBD Summer Events, $15,000

  3. Events, $253,750

  4. Community, $101,500

  5. Arts, $20,300

  6. Minor Community Grants ( $500.00 ) $25,375.00 – available all year round

To view the list of successful recipients for the City's grant funding program please click here. ​

Grant Funding Manual

The City of Bunbury has put together a Grant Funding Manual that covers the key steps to securing grant funding, from developing your project plan through to finding funds, applying for funding and managing the grant. Download a copy here


Risk Assessment Guide

All grant recipients are required to complete an event risk assessment. We’ve prepared a Risk Assessment Guide to help you consider a range of scenarios you may need to plan for prior to your event.


Minor Community Grant

Minor Community Grants of up to $500 are available to Individuals and Community Organisations.

Applications for minor grant funding will only be considered if they meet one or more of the criteria below:

·  Programs or events that provide benefit to the community of Bunbury and take place (majority) within the City of Bunbury;

·  Small, one off community programs that have not been included in the City’s annual budget or have not received funding through the City's Grant Funding Program (reference Council Policy Grant Funding Program);

·  Donations for not-for-profit incorporated community groups in the Bunbury region, which may also include individuals who are pursuing sporting, career or cultural activities that provide a benefit to the City of Bunbury.

·  Applications where two or more members of a club or community group will be attending an event, will require an application to be made from the club

To apply via Smartygrants please click here.​​

The Funding Centre

The Funding Centre is the best place to go to get information on grants and fundraising in Australia.

To go to The Funding Centre webisite click here.

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