The City of Fremantle funds and supports community development and arts related activities that contribute to community wellbeing and a vibrant, diverse community culture. 

When can I apply?

Community development funding rounds occur twice per year with closing dates:

  • Last Thursday of February by 5:00pm (WST)
  • Last Thursday of July by 5:00pm (WST)

Applicants will be notified within 8 weeks after the closing date.

Who can apply?

To apply for a community development grant you must be:

  • A not-for-profit and/or charitable organisation who is incorporated.

To apply for an arts grant you must be:

  • A not-for-profit and/or charitable organisation who is incorporated OR
  • An individual (artist) with an ABN.

What do we look for?

The City of Fremantle will consider applications for projects and activities that will meet the following criteria:

  • Have submitted the application no less than 2 months from the project commencement date.
  • Demonstrate ability to meet some or all of the City of Fremantle Strategic Community Development objectives.
  • Contributes positively to the image of the City.
  • Have all appropriate insurances.
  • Offer outcomes that directly benefit residents within the City of Fremantle.
  • Clear objectives and a realistic budget.

The City of Fremantle will not support:

  • Conferences or conventions.
  • Activities that create an environmental hazard.
  • Activities that denigrate, exclude or offend minority groups.
  • Activities that require ongoing salary or wage payment to individuals. One off contractor/artistic fees are possible
  • Capital purchases and maintenance, facility maintenance and improvements.
  • General fundraising.
  • The purchase of alcohol.
  • Late applications.

How much can I apply for?

You can apply for up to $10,000. The proposal must demonstrate that other funding sources are also available for the project or activity.

Applicants will not be funded more than once for a similar project in the same financial year.

How do I apply?

Click here to start preparing for your application.

Contact us

For further information please email or phone Community Development Officer, Rachael Funch 08 9432 9651. Tuesdays to Fridays.