Neighbourhood quick response grants | City of Fremantle

Neighbourhood quick response grants

The City of Fremantle recognises the pivotal role grass-roots community groups and organisations play in the delivery of diverse and vibrant neighbourhoods. The community grants program support projects and initiatives that make positive connections within Fremantle’s neighbourhoods. 

The Neighbourhood Quick Response (NQR) grants have been developed in direct response to COVID-19 for community recovery and will only be available in the 2020–21 financial year.

NQR grant information and guidelines




Assessment timeline

Neighbourhood Quick Response

Small grants


Open and assessed

Up to

2 weeks

Grant objectives

Neighbourhood Quick Response Grants that meet the following objectives will be considered for funding:

  1. Encourage active participation in the local community.
  2. Create opportunities for people to connect with each other in their local neighbourhoods. 
  3. Upskill local community with tools to effectively plan and deliver neighbourhood projects.

Eligibility criteria

Who can apply

  • A City of Fremantle Precinct Group.
  • Individual or unincorporated community group residing in Fremantle (with evidence of community support for the project).
  • Incorporated groups.

Important information

Auspice organisations may only have one open funding agreement per financial year.

Individual residents may apply for the Neighbourhood Quick Response grant for local activities or projects with evidence of neighbourhood/community support (i.e. letters, email, photos).

Insurance may need to be obtained for certain events, the costings for the purchase of one-off public liability insurance can be funded through the NQR grant and should be included in the application budget.

Permits applicants must apply for a permit where required when activity is undertaken on council land.

How to apply

Applications are now open. Follow these three steps to ensure you have completed the submission form correctly:

  1. Refer to the City of Fremantle Neighbourhood Quick Response Guidelines to determine their eligibility, assessment criteria and information on how to apply.
  2. Contact the grants officers at and they will discuss your project with you prior to starting the application process.
  3. Complete the online submission form.

Applications will be assessed according to the eligibility criteria, merit of project meeting the grant objectives and available funding.

All applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application. The City will seek to adhere to a notification within 2 weeks or receipt of application.

All successful applicants will be required to:

  • sign a funding agreement
  • obtain public liability insurance (if necessary) and provide copy of certification (if required)
  • complete a project evaluation.

Relevant documents

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