Grants

Grants

The Community Grants aims at providing financial assistance and support to community driven activities contributing to the wellbeing, vibrancy, and cultural diversity of Fremantle. 

The process

We have reviewed and streamlined the process. You will appreciate that it is now simpler and clearer.

But it remains essential that you prepare before applying as the application is done through an online portal, and must be completed in one session, or you risk losing all information you have already entered!

We have prepared an information sheet and a budget template to help you though!

But let's start with the first steps by selecting the right category for your project.

Community Grants Categories

Which category should you apply for?

If your project:

  •  Aims to inspire the community through an artwork or performance;
  • Aspires for high artistic quality outcomes;
  • Challenges and extends artistic practice.

You should apply for an Arts Grant. Please ensure that you have read the eligibility criteria before starting your application.

If your project:

  • Facilitates and promotes active participation of your community;
  • Focuses on the quality of the processes rather than of the outcomes;
  • Inspires and mobilises community to explore, grow and express their unique local culture.

You should apply for a Community Grant. Please ensure that you have read the eligibility criteria before starting your application.

Eligibility

Eligibility varies upon the grants' categories. Ensure that you have read all criteria for the appropriate category you're applying for.

For Arts Grant

The applicant will:

  • have submitted the application no less than 2 months from the project commencement date; and
  • be an Australian legal entity; and
  • be an incorporated organisation; or
  • be an individual with an Australian Business Number (ABN). 

The project will:

  • demonstrate ability to meet some or all of the City of Fremantle Community Development objectives; and
  • have all appropriate insurances; and
  • offer a project within the City of Fremantle local government area.

In addition, the applicant may not be:

  • the Commonwealth or a State;
  • an Australian Government Agency; or
  • a political or lobby groups; or
  • a private organisation and association operating a high level commercial venture; or
  • an applicant that has outstanding debts to the City of Fremantle; or
  • an applicant that has failed to provide satisfactory acquittal reporting for any previous City of Fremantle funding; or
  • an applicant that has already received City of Fremantle funding for a project within the same financial year. 

The project will not:

  • be a conference or convention; or
  • have a primary purpose of fundraising; or
  • denigrate, exclude or offend minority groups; or
  • require ongoing salary or wage payment to individuals. One off contractor/artistic fees are possible; or
  • cover capital purchases and maintenance, facility maintenance and improvements; or
  • be used to purchase alcohol.

For Community Grant

The applicant will:

  • have submitted the application no less than 2 months from the project commencement date; and
  • be an Australian legal entity; and
  • be an incorporated organisation; or
  • be auspiced by an incorporated organisation. 

The project will:

  • demonstrate ability to meet some or all of the City of Fremantle Community Development objectives; and
  • have all appropriate insurances; and
  • offer a project within the City of Fremantle local government area.

In addition, the applicant may not be:

  • the Commonwealth or a State;
  • an Australian Government Agency; or
  • a political or lobby groups; or
  • an applicant that has outstanding debts to the City of Fremantle; or
  • an applicant that has failed to provide satisfactory acquittal reporting for any previous City of Fremantle funding; or
  • an applicant that has already received City of Fremantle funding for a project within the same financial year. 

The project will not:

  • be a conference or convention; or
  • have a primary purpose of fundraising; or
  • denigrate, exclude or offend minority groups; or
  • require ongoing salary or wage payment to individuals. One off contractor/artistic fees are possible; or
  • cover capital purchases and maintenance, facility maintenance and improvements; or
  • be used to purchase alcohol.

Preparing your application

Click here to start preparing for your application.