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Group gathering on the beach at Rottnest for Walyalup to Wadjemup: Crossing Over, Together tour

Community Grant recipient The Rottnest Society with their project Walyalup to Wadjemup: Crossing Over, Together.

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Applications for Community and Youth Grants up to $7,500 will be open from Friday, 1 March, and close Sunday, 31 March 2024. Grants are available for activities that make a positive contribution to the lives of our community and young people. 

Youth Grants

The Youth Grants supports programs, projects and initiatives that encourage social and civic participation and increase wellbeing, skills, empowerment, and resilience of young people aged 12 – 25 who live, work and / or study in Fremantle.


  • To provide young people an opportunity to develop social connections and contribute to the broader community.
  • To encourage young people to be more physically and mentally healthy.
  • To develop resilience in young people and empower them to make quality decisions about their health and well-being.
  • To provide activities that enable young people to explore their interests and participate in learning opportunities.
  • The project takes into consideration the prominent demographics (CaLD, People with disability, high school students, university students, etc.) of the area where the project will take place and responds to them effectively in a meaningful way.

Community Grants

The City of Fremantle Community Grants support programs and activities that address a specific need or provide a benefit to the Fremantle community. 

Applications for community focused projects and initiatives that meet the following objective will be considered for funding:

Key dates


Opening Date

Closing Date

Grant Amount

Assessment Timeline

Funding Agreement

Community and Youth grant round 2

1 March

31 March

Up to $7,500

Up to six weeks

One year

Community and Youth grant round 1 


1 September

30 September 

Up to $7,500

Grant information 

Contact us through the Accesshub. Give them the City of Fremantle number you want to call.

TTY users can also contact us on our direct TTY line 08 9432 9777.

The City of Fremantle will run information sessions and an online grant writing workshop for the March grant round.

Grant information session 1: Thursday, 7 March 11:00am to 12:00pm, Mardoo Room, Fremantle Library register here 

Grant information session 2: Monday, 18 March 5:00 to 6:00pm, Mardoo Room, Fremantle Library register here 

Online Grant Writing Workshop: Tuesday, 12 March 6:00pm to 7:00pm register here 

You can access the online grant information session here 

When the grant round opens (1 September or 1 March), the round will appear on the City's Smarty Grants portal where applications can be submitted. 

Interested applicants should refer to the Community and Youth Grant guidelines to determine their eligibility, assessment criteria and information on how to apply.

It is essential that you contact the Grants Officer at or 9432 9999 prior to submitting a grant application.

If your grant application includes an event please read the City of Fremantle Access Checklist for Events.

Previous recipients of Youth Grants

Previous recipients of Community Grants

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