City of Albany aims to assist outstanding community leaders achieve excellence in their chosen field by providing funding to access competitions or high level professional development opportunities.

This is a small grant program with funding limited up to $500 for individuals and $1000 for groups. Applications will be assessed according to specific criteria, and if successful, require a grant acquittal upon completion. Please note the program will be open until the total pool of funds is exhausted.

All applicants must discuss their application with the Club Development Coordinator before receiving an application form. To obtain an application form please contact the Club Development Coordinator, Judith Want.

Before submitting an application for this funding, please ensure you have carefully read all details contained in this information pack.

Community Leadership Grants will be competitive, so it is in your interests to ensure your application meets the eligibility criteria and conditions.

To discuss your application, or for other enquiries about Community Leadership Grants, please contact the Club Development Coordinator, Judith Want on (08) 6820 3451 or by email –

Community Leadership Grants Guidlines 2017 - 2018 (426KB) View File  OR   Download FileCommunity Leadership Grants Guidelines 2017 - 2018

In line with the City of Albany’s commitment to a clean, green and sustainable future, this funding program will support local community projects tackling waste issues with small grants up to $1,000. Applications must be received by 3pm Thursday 27 June 2018 and address at least one of the funding priorities to be eligible for assessment:

  • Contribute to the City of Albany being a regional leader in waste minimisation and recycling / reuse / repurposing activities
  • Minimise waste streams to landfill
  • Facilitate further education programs across community groups
  • Be at the forefront in considering new waste technology
  • Create a strong and knowledgeable network of residents that spread and share the waste minimisation and sustainability message

Before submitting an application please ensure you have read the grant guidelines and answered all questions on the grant application form. To discuss your project and any enquiries about the Community Waste & Sustainability Grant Scheme please contact the City’s Waste Sustainability Officer on 6820 3918 or email

Community Waste and Sustainability Grants Guidelines (361KB) View File  OR   Download FileGuidelines for the 2018 Community Waste and Sustainability Grants scheme.
Community Waste and Sustainability Grants Application Form (422KB) View File  OR   Download FileApplication form for the 2018 Community Waste & Sustainability Grant Scheme.

Community Funding

Applications for 2018-19 Community Funding have now closed and all applicants will be advised by June 2018 as to the outcome of their application.

Quick Response Grants

The Quick Response Grants program is now closed for 2017-18. Quick Response Grants will re-open for applications subject to adoption of the 2018-19 budget by Council.

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 contact the Community Development Team on 6820 3020 to obtain an Acquittal 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: