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Bunbury Grant Program

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City of Bunbury Annual Grant Program

The City’s annual Grant Program is aimed at activating Bunbury as a premier destination for culture and creativity for people to connect, and includes the categories below aligning with key themes in the City’s Strategic Community Plan.

Active Places
The purpose of this category is to bring the community together focusing on safety, belonging and
strengthening the connection between people and the places they share.

Community Connect
The purpose of this category is to create a highly-engaged community to participate
in a wide range of opportunities that make them feel welcomed and connected.

Signature Events
The purpose of this category is to promote Bunbury as a thriving and premier
destination for significant events, driving people to come visit Bunbury and spend time
in the region.

2024/2025 Grant Rounds

Round one of the grant program has closed and applications are being assessed. An outcome is expected in August 2024.

Round two of the grant program will open in November 2024.

The City of Bunbury uses an online grant application service powered by SmartyGrants. To apply online visit Smarty Grants and register an account. If you need more help using the application form, download the Help Guide for Applicants. Before submitting a proposal, applicants should be familiar with the grant guidelines relevant to the category in which they are applying. Please be advised that applications which do not meet the closing dates or eligibility criteria will not be assessed.

For further information contact the Grants Officer on 9792 7033 or

A full list of successful events and initiatives from the 2023/24 grant program can be viewed below.

Grant Finder

The City of Bunbury Grant Finder is an online databased filled with more than 700 grants available to Bunbury based non-profit groups/clubs/organisations and over 500 grants available to Bunbury businesses. Check to see which funding you may be eligible for by clicking here.

The Funding Centre

The Funding Centre is the best place to go to get information on grants and fundraising in Australia. To go to The Funding Centre website click here. The website and associated tools and newsletters are an initiative of Our Community, a world-leading social enterprise that provides advice, tools and training for Australia’s 600,000 community groups, as well as services for business, government and the general public.