Applications for the Regional Events Sponsorship program open Monday, August 7.

Regional Events Sponsorship supports the staging of regional special events that can contribute to the delivery of economic benefits for the region.

The City of Albany recognises the importance of regional special events as a contributor to the City’s vision to be Western Australia’s most sought after, and unique, regional city to live in, work and visit.

Regional Special Events can produce wide ranging social and economic benefits and provide a tool for successful tourism destination development. These events can drive both day trip and overnight visitation and have been used successfully to attract visitors during tourist season shoulder periods. They also play an important role in activating public places and engaging regional communities.

To apply: Download the Guidelines and Application below. To help with some of the areas of the application, we have also provided a budget template.

Completed applications must be submitted by 4pm, 15 September 2017.

Please read the Guidelines carefully before you apply.

Funding will only be granted to events planned to be held during the 2018 calendar year.

Funding requests can be between $5,000 and $20,000.

Applicants are advised to discuss their application with the City of Albany's Events Team on 6820 3033 or email before they apply.

Regional Events Guidelines 2017/18 (312KB) View File  OR   Download FileThe City of Albany‚Äôs Regional Events Sponsorship program supports the staging of regional special events that can contribute to the delivery of economic benefits for the region. These Guidelines outline the requirements for your event to be considered for sponsorship.
Regional Events Sponsorship Application 2017/18 (332KB) View File  OR   Download FileTo be considered a Regional Special Event, organisers must demonstrate in their application that the event has the capability to draw a significant number of visitors from outside of the region.

Community Funding - now closed

Applications for 2017-18 Community Funding have now closed. The program will re-open in early 2018 for applications from eligible organisations.

Quick Response Grants

The Quick Response Grants program is now accepting applications from eligible organisations for activity taking place from August 2017 to 30 June 2018.

Guidelines and Application Form can be downloaded below. For further information please contact the Community Development Team on 6820 3020 or by email

Application Form - Quick Response Grants (109KB) View File  OR   Download FileQuick Response Grants application form

If your organisation received 2016-2017 Community Funding, you are required as a condition of the Funding Agreement to submit a Community Funding Acquittal Form within six weeks of the completion of the funded activity.

Please use the link below to download this form.

Are you applying for funding and need a letter of support for your application?

The City of Albany receives hundreds of requests for letters of support from community groups each year. While most requests will be accommodated in the timeframe required, applicants are reminded that the City does require requests to be made in accordance with its policy and in the correct format.

Please allow 10 working days for your application to be processed. Requests must also be submitted on the attached application form. If you are applying for funding, please consider requesting letters of support early to ensure your application can be accommodated prior to the closing date for funding submissions.

For further information please refer to the City of Albany policy on requesting letters of support:

Community Projects Support Letter Application Form (62KB) View File  OR   Download FileApplications for letters of support will require 10 working days for the City to process.

Use the links here to access grant directories of other governments and organisations.

Use the links here to access grants offered by key funders.

Foundation Centre - Proposal Writing Short Course

Book a Brain aims to give local community groups access to the knowledge and experience of community members (Brains) who can help groups develop projects or events that benefit the community. Book a Brain will endeavour to put eligible applicants in contact with volunteers (Brains) from the Book a Brain register who have the knowledge required to assist the applicant with their project.

The Brains in the Book a Brain project will share information based on knowledge and expertise. They will not provide physical assistance.

Brains can assist with a number of issues community groups may be facing, including but not limited to:

  • Grant writing and acquittals
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Event Management
  • Governance
  • Risk Management

For more information please contact the Albany and Regional Volunteer Service on 9841 3588. More information can also be found here: