Shire financial assistance

Icon event sponsorship

Each year Council contributes a percentage of ratepayer income towards the sponsorship of Icon Events.

Icon Events are larger scale events deemed to be of state, national and/or international calibre, which demonstrate potential to generate high level of economic activity or stimulate large scale community interest, involvement and/or development.

The first round funding cut off is the first Monday in May and applies to events occuring in the following financial year. Should any funding remain after the first round it will be allocated at adhoc intervals during the financial year until the funding pool is exhausted or the conclusion of the financial year.

To apply for funding, event organisers must complete and return the Icon Event Sponsorship Application Form to Shire's Marketing and Events Officer.

Community financial assistance

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River provides financial assistance to community organisations and individuals within our local community to enhance community values and aspirations.

The Financial Assistance Policy addresses the types of financial assistance, amount of assistance and the Shire Officer responsible for determination of requests.  Objectives of the Policy are to provide an overarching framework for the Shire of Augusta Margaret River to administer financial assistance and its implementation will ensure:

  • Transparency and accountability to the community;
  • Fairness and equity to all applicants;
  • Eligibility criteria is applied to each type of financial assistance;
  • The amount of financial assistance available;
  • Guidelines are in place to assist applicants in completion and lodgment of forms;
  • Applications are assessed by a delegated Officer; and
  • Effective reporting mechanisms and administrative procedures advise Council of the type and total value of financial assistance provided for the financial year.

Financial Assistance Categories under the new Policy are sponsorship, donation, waiver of fees and charges, community grants, Council contribution and interest free loans. Under each of these categories applicants must meet specific eligibility criteria which are provided in the guidelines accompanying the application form and that only one request, for only one type of financial assistance per financial year (July to June), may be lodged.

A copy of the Financial Assistance policy is available for download under Publications.

 Financial assistance chart

Community Development grants

The Shire’s Community Development Grants (CD Grants) is a small grants program totalling $10,000 per annum, offering up to $1,000 to assist not for profit, community and service based organisations with events, activities and organisational development. The CD Grants encourage a greater sense of community spirit through empowerment of local groups to achieve community based outcomes.

For further information regarding the CD Grants please contact Hannah Waters, Executive Assistant, Corporate and Community Services on 9780 5638 or

Applications for the 2017-18 funding round open on Monday, 3 July 2017.

The CD Grants Guidelines and Application Form can be accessed via the link under Further Information below.

Council Contribution

We are now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Council Contributions requests.

Council Contributions provide members of the community and community groups an opportunity to apply for financial assistance from the Shire to support events, the provision of services and maintenance of facilities within the Shire.

Applications close Monday, 20 March 2017.

The Council Contribution Guidelines and Application Form can be accessed via the link under Further Information below.

For assistance please contact Hannah Waters, Executive Assistant Corporate and Community Services on 9780 5638 or

Further information

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