Arts & community grants


The City of Fremantle is acting on the best advice from health authorities and doing its part to slow the spread of COVID-19 to protect vulnerable people in our community. As a precautionary measure, we have cancelled all events, activities and programs until further notice. Contrary to previous advice, this cancellation unfortunately includes the March grants round. We sincerely apologise to those who have been working on their applications. We invite you to reconsider applying at a later date. All updates will be shared through our website and social media channels. For any enquiries, please call 1300 MY FREO (1300 693 736).


Does your arts project or community group’s upcoming venture need support to get if off the ground?

Our next funding round opens 9am, Monday 2 March 2020 and closes 5pm, Tuesday 31 March 2020. Successful applicants must deliver projects within 12 months of the notification date

Arts and Community grants aim to provide financial assistance in support of activities contributing to the wellbeing, vibrancy, and cultural diversity of Fremantle.

Please see grant category information and eligibility requirements below.

If you need further information please email

Grant Categories

Arts Grant

Funding is available for projects delivered in the City of Fremantle that:

  • Develop and strengthen Fremantle’s unique and vibrant arts and cultural sector
  • Activate place and engage people through the creation and delivery of original and quality arts and cultural experiences
  • Support artists and arts organisations to extend artistic practice, build capacity and grow profile.

Funding available for Arts Grants is up to $25,000, however funding of between $3000 and $10,000 is more commonly allocated. 

Community Grant

Funding is available for projects delivered in the City of Fremantle that:

  • Facilitate informal learning opportunities and skills development to complement formal education provision, and for community strengthening 
  • Engage in partnership development that will deliver sustainable outcomes and build community strength
  • Enhance access and inclusion, mental health physical wellbeing and social cohesion.

Funding available for Community Grants is up to $10,000, however funding between $1500 and $5000 is more commonly allocated.


Who Can Apply?

  • Applicants who have public liability insurance
  • Projects that align with the City of Fremantle Strategic Community Plan, focus areas:
    • Health and Happiness - Community Grant
    • Character, Culture and Heritage - Arts Grant
  • Community Grants: Community groups that are incorporated or have an incorporated auspicing body
  • Arts Grants: Individuals with an ABN, organisations that have incorporation status, an ABN or an auspicing body.

Who Can’t Apply?

  • All government agencies (including schools)
  • Private commercial business
  • Political organisations or lobby groups
  • Applicants who haven’t acquitted previous grant funding
  • Applicants seeking retrospective funding
  • Applicants who will or have already received funding from the City for the project
  • City of Fremantle employees.

How to Apply

It is essential that you prepare before applying, please contact the Grants Officers at and they will contact you to discuss your project prior to starting the application process.

Please download the budget template, relevant grant guidelines and application template:

Application Process

Grant application submission period2/03/2020 to 31/03/2020
Grant application outcome communicatedBy 26/05/2020
Project commencement dateFrom 26/05/2020
Project completion date By 26/05/2021
Acquittal of grantEight weeks from end of project and by 30/06/2021 at the latest. 


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