Grant Funding Program

Grant Funding Program

The City of Bunbury provides funding for a range of programs, events and activities each year to enhance the community and economy. The Grant Program aims to be thorough yet transparent and enable a range of quality and diverse events to take place. 

Applications open at the beginning of April and close at the end of June with funding announced in August. 

A second round of funding may be advertised in all or some of the categories if unallocated funds remain.

Funding categories include:

  • Community Assistance
  • Arts
  • Place Making
  • Events

Grant Funding Program- Round 2  

Applications for the second round of the City of Bunbury 2017/18 Grant Funding Program are now open. 

The City provides funding support to enable organisations and community groups to develop a range of programs, events and activities each year that enhance the community and economy. Funding of $12,000 is available for allocation from the events category.

Important dates:

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 27 October

Funding outcomes to be notified after Thursday 9 November

Download the application here

Download the grant guidelines here 

For further information contact Juaini Taylor, Senior Events Officer on 9792 7131 or

Grant Funding Manual

The City of Bunbury has put together a Grant Funding Manual that covers the key steps to securing grant funding, from developing your project plan through to finding funds, applying for funding and managing the grant. Download a copy here

Application Form and Guidelines

Every proposal seeking funding from the City of Bunbury must complete a Grant Application, which will be reviewed and assessed against a number of criteria around social, economic, strategic and community benefit. Download the information kit here

Download the grant funding application form here

Risk Assessment Guide

All grant recipients are required to complete an event risk assessment. We’ve prepared a Risk Assessment Guide to help you consider a range of scenarios you may need to plan for prior to your event.

Small Grants

Small grants of up to $500 are available.

Applications for minor grant funding will only be considered if they meet one or more of the criteria below:

1. Programs that provide benefit to the community of Bunbury;

2. Small, one off community programs that have not been included in the City’s annual budget or have not received funding through either of the community grants or events funding pools (reference Council Policy Grant Funding Program);

3. Donations for not-for-profit incorporated community groups in the Bunbury region, which may also include individuals who are pursuing sporting, career or cultural activities that provide a benefit to the City of Bunbury.

To apply click here

Acquittal Report

Grant recipients are required to complete an Acquittal Report and submitted within 12 weeks of the event completion date.


Please download the logos below for use on City of Bunbury sponsored events and projects. For queries or alternative formats please contact the Media, Marketing and Communications team on 9792 7000 or email


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