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Bunbury Grant Program

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The City conducts an annual grants program which aims to welcome opportunities that promotes Bunbury as a place to live, visit and invest. The program is divided in to four (4) categories that align with the key themes that make up the City’s Strategic Community Plan which are as follows:

Community Connection

The purpose of this category is to build a strong and resilient community, where people feel safe and connected to their neighbourhood and City.
Subcategories of:

Community Connect

The purpose of this subcategory is to create a highly engaged community to participate in a wide range of opportunities that make them feel welcomed and connected.

The initiatives could be through community events, theatre, film, arts, murals, artist-in-residence, music, circus, culture, sporting, health and wellness.

Neighbourhood Connect

The purpose of this subcategory is to strengthen and support our residents to develop a sense of safety and connection through community initiatives in their neighbourhood.

Signature Events

The purpose of this category is to promote Bunbury as a thriving and premier destination for significant events, driving people to come visit Bunbury and spend time in the region.


The purpose of this category is to support members of the community who exemplify excellence, to proudly represent and promote Bunbury in a positive manner.
The Achievement round has closed for 2022/23

Grant Rounds

Applications are welcome for Round 2 funding of Community Connect and Signature Events Tier 1 categories.

The round is now open and will close at 11am on 16 December 2022. 

Applicants are encouraged to call the Grants team to discuss their initiative and events.

Round 1 has closed with the successful applicants listed below;

Applicants can view documents relating to funding below:

The City of Bunbury uses an online grant application service powered by SmartyGrants.
To apply online visit Smarty Grants and register an account. If you need more help using the application form, download the Help Guide for Applicants.
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

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 website click here.
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