Community Assistance Program

Community Assistance Program 2020/2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Busselton has refocused the City’s annual community bids funding program towards recovery initiatives that have a social and economic stimulus at the local level, and that complement both State and Federal Government support and stimulus packages.

The Community Assistance Program is available to not-for-profit incorporated groups and organisations that provide services within the City’s boundaries, to a maximum allocation of $10,000 per application.

The Program has three funding schemes:

  1. Assistance Grant - provide assistance to continue community services to those groups that are facing financial hardship (as defined in the City of Busselton COVID-19 Financial Hardship Policy)

  2.  Junior Sport Assistance Grant - provide assistance to junior sporting groups that are facing financial hardship (as defined in the City of Busselton COVID-19 Financial Hardship Policy

  3. Revitalisation Grant - to target local trades stimulus through infrastructure development and/or revitalisation

Any local stimulus or assistance package would be complementary to the State and Federal packages, including Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund. Applicants will need to demonstrate where assistance has been sought from other avenues and the result of any submissions.

Applications will be open for the duration of the 2020/2021 financial year or until all funds are allocated. It is expected that any proposed activity will be completed by 30 June 2021.  For further information, the Community Assistance Program Guidelines are available at the bottom of this page.

Application forms are available from the Community Development Officer – Naomi Davey, Ph: 9781 0496 or email: naomi.davey@busselton.wa.gov.au