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City of Bunbury Annual Grants Program

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

New Makers

The purpose of this category is to support new applicants and initiatives which
engage the community to participate in a wide range of opportunities, and
contribute to Bunbury's events calendar.

Neighbourhood Connect

The purpose of this category is to strengthen and support our residents to develop a
sense of safety and connection through community initiatives in their neighbourhood.

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.

2023/24 Grant Rounds

The grant program is currently closed to applications.

The 2024/25 grant program will open in April 2024 alongside the South West Grant Expo.

More details will be listed here closer to the date.

A full list of successful events and initiatives that have received funding can be viewed below.

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

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.