Community Funding now open

Applications are now being accepted from eligible organisations for the City's Community Funding. Grants for amounts between $1,000 and $5,000 are available.

Applications, addressing at least one of the funding priorities must be received by 4pm 31 March 2017. Detailed program guidelines and application forms can be downloaded below. For further information, or to discuss your project idea, please contact the Senior Community Development Officer on 6820 3020.

Quick Response Grants still open for applications

Does your organisation require a small grant or sponsorship to get a project or event off the ground? The City now offers quick response grants for amounts of up to $1,000 to assist local organisations.

To apply simply download, complete the form below and submit anytime. Your application will be assessed and you will be advised of the outcome within two weeks.

For more information please contact the Senior Community Development Officer on 6820 3020.

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:

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
http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/tutorials/shortcourse/info.html

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: http://arvs.org.au/