Community Assistance Program

The Community Assistance Program has been developed to support the community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City has refocused the annual community bids funding program towards recovery initiatives that have a social and economic stimulus at the local level.

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
  2. Junior Sport Assistance Grant - provide assistance to junior sporting groups that are facing financial hardship
  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 – please contact the City on 08 9781 0444 or city@busselton.wa.gov.au

Who Can Apply?

Incorporated community groups, not-for-profit organisations based in the City of Busselton.

Funding Available

Up to $10,000 per application.

Applications will be open for the duration of the 2020/2021 financial year or until all funds are allocated.

It is expected that any programs that receive funding will be completed by 30 June 2021.

Eligibility

Projects and Programs that are eligible funding must demonstrate they meet the main objective of the funding:

  • Direct financial assistance to community organisations experiencing hardship due to the impacts of COVID -19
  • Operational projects that support the continued delivery of the organisations primary services for residents within the District

Community Assistance Program Guidelines

Please read the CAP guidelines to determine suitability. 

Community Assistance Program Guidelines

Submitting an Application

Application forms are available from the Community Development Officer on  08 9781 0444 or city@busselton.wa.gov.au

Applications will be assessed monthly according to the following schedule. All applications with the required supporting documentation must be submitted before the submission cut-off date to be considered at the monthly assessment.

Round Submission Cut Off
1 24 July 2020
2 21 August 2020
3 18 September 2020
4 23 October 2020
5 20 November 2020
6 11 December 2020
7 22 January 2021
8 19 February 2021
9 19 March 2021
10 23 April 2021
11 21 May 2021

 

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