Grant Funding Program

Grant Funding Program on hold

The City of Bunbury’s Grant Funding Program will be delayed for 2020/21.

Due to the unforeseen circumstances surrounding the current COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty as to when events/activities will be able to take place we have made the decision to put the program on hold until further notice.

At this stage we will be reviewing the grant program in June and will let you know when applications open.

The City's Minor Community Grants will also be on hold until further notice.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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 7033 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 are small, one off grants that are provided to eligible individuals or community organisations. Funds are allocated in accordance with the City’s annual budget with grants open to applicants all year round, until all funds in this allocation have been exhausted. There are three categories to select from:

Category 1: Events/programs (up to $500)

Category 2: Achievement (up to $350)

Category 3: Capacity & Skill Building (up to $200)

Applications for minor grant funding will only be considered if they meet all of the eligibility criteria as outlined in the Minor Community Grant Guidelines. ​

To apply via Smartygrants please click here.​​

For further information, please contact the Grants Officer or 9792 7033.​

Grant Finder 

The City of Bunbury Grant Finder is an online databased filled with over 700 grants available to Bunbury based non-profit groups/clubs/organisations and over 500 grants available to Bunbury businesses.  Check to see which funding you may be eligible for by clicking 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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