Financial Assistance

Shire Grant Funding Rounds 

On 13 September 2021, the Shire of Augusta Margaret River will open applications for a range of grants and financial assistance programs for initiatives taking place in the 2021-22 Financial Year.

Programs offering first rounds grants include:

  • Sustainable Economy Grants (up to $10,000)

Programs offering second rounds include:

  • Community Development and Events Grants ($2,000-$12,000)
  • Easy Grants (under $2,000)
  • Major Events Grants (up to $25,000)

Funding programs are listed below including guidelines and application forms.

Community

Community Development and Events Grants ($2,000 - $12,000)

The 2021-22 Community Development and Events Grants are for incorporated, community-based, volunteer and not-for-profit organisations to support the delivery of projects and events that foster community resilience, connection and wellbeing.

Applications will reopen in 2021.

Contact: Community Development Officer, Kim Rosenfeld

Phone: (08) 9780 5233

Email: [email protected] 

Guidelines

Application Form

Budget

Acquittal Form 

* Please download the documents and save to your desktop or folder prior to filling in the application, budget or acquittal forms

Community Development and Events Grants Easy Grants (Under $2,000)

Incorporated, community-based, not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to $2,000 to support access to training and professional development for volunteers, purchase of equipment and delivery of small events and activations that encourage local community and/or neighbourhood participation and engagement.

Applications are now open.

Contact: Community Development Officer, Kim Rosenfeld

Phone: (08) 9780 5233

Email: [email protected] 

Guidelines

Application Form

Budget

Acquittal Form 

 

Community Halls Grants

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River is committed to supporting community organisations who manage and activate Shire halls and facilities for the benefit of the community. Grants are available to provide a financial contribution towards operating expenses incurred by the organisations to carry out these duties.

Applications have now closed.

Contact: Coordinator Community Planning and Development, Jason Cleary

[email protected] or (08) 9780 5260

Guidelines

Application Form

Budget

Acquittal Form

* Please download the documents and save to your desktop or folder prior to filling in the application, budget or acquital forms

Donations

Donations are made available to community groups or individuals to support support activities that benefit the community or individuals who represent the Shire at a national or international level.

Applications for a donation are accepted year-round until the funds are exhausted.

Contact: Executive Assistant, Hannah Waters

[email protected] or (08) 9780 5638

Guidelines

Application Form

* Please download the forms and save to your desktop or folder prior to filling in the application and or the acquittal

Arts and Culture

HEART Grants

The HEART Grants Program supports and activates arts, culture and business activities at the Margaret River HEART, by assisting event organisers with the costs of hosting an event at the facility.

Applications should be submitted via email at least eight (8) weeks prior to the event booking.

Contact: [email protected]

Phone: (08) 9780 5294

Guidelines

Application Form

* Please download the application form and save to your desktop or folder prior to filling in the application.

Major Events

Major Events Grants

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River is committed to supporting major events of State or National significance that attract visitors, generate economic activity, engage the community and promote the region.

Objectives in providing grants to major events:

  1. To support events that promote our region by attracting visitors as participants, spectators and support crews
  2. To support events that maximise the economic benefits to local businesses to achieve a vibrant and diverse economy
  3. To support events that are inclusive, foster healthy lifestyles and are respectful of the local community
  4. To support events that are environmentally responsible and support the preservation of our unique natural environment.

Applications will reopen in 2022.

Contact: Marketing and Events Officer, Amanda Russell

Phone: (08) 9780 5209

Email: [email protected]

Guidelines

Application Form

Budget

Acquittal Form

Sustainable Economy

Sustainable Economy Grants

The 2021-22 Sustainable Economy Grants are to support greater environmental and social wellbeing within the local economy, in line with the outcomes of the Sustainable Economy Strategy.  Incorporated, not-for-profit organisations and registered businesses located within the Shire of Augsuta Margaret River may apply.

Applications open Monday, 13 September 2021.

Contact: Sustainable Economy Officer, Saul Cresswell

Phone: (08) 9780 5250

Email: [email protected] 

Guidelines

Application Form

Budget

Acquittal Form 

Sustainable Environment

Environmental Management Fund (EMF) Grant

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River is committed to valuing and protecting the natural environment and supporting the community to become more sustainable. The Shire also recognises the valuable role that community groups, organisations and individuals can play in driving sustainability and protecting and enhancing our natural environment.

The Environmental Management Fund (EMF) Grant Program is a funding stream endorsed by Council to fund projects which achieve local environmental and sustainability outcomes.

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River is seeking interested parties to apply for funding through the EMF. Grants of up to $50,000 (incl. GST) are available for the following themes:

  1. Biodiversity protection
  2. Waterway health
  3. Coastal management and protection
  4. Sustainability
  5. Environmental education.

Applications have now closed.

Contact: Sustainable Planning

Phone: (08) 9780 5220

Email: [email protected]

Guidelines

Application Form

Workplan/Budget

Acquittal Form

Environmental Stewardship Grant (ESG)

These grants are now administered through the local catchment groups.  If you are a landholder wishing to undertake environmental work on your property please contact your local catchment group for more information.

 

Nature Conservation Margaret River Region

Telephone: (08) 9757 2202

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.natureconservation.org.au

 

Lower Blackwood Land Conservation District Committee

Telephone: (08) 9758 4021

Mobile:  0408 584 006

Email:  [email protected]

Website: https://lowerblackwood.com.au

Community and Sustainable Environment

Community Organisation Operating Grants

Community Organisation Operating Grants provide a financial contribution towards the operation and administration costs of incorporated community-based, not-for-profit organisations who provide long term, strategic environmental and sustainability services within the Shire of Augusta Margaret River.

Applications close 2pm Friday, 30 November 2021.

Environment Category Contact

John McKinney

[email protected] or (08) 9780 5252

Guidelines

Application Form

Budget

Acquittal Form

Waiver of fees and charges

Waiver of Fees and Charges

The Shire offers financial assistance to community-based, incorporated, not-for-profit organisations and educational institutions operating in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River by way of a Waive of Fees and Charges.

Contact: Hannah Waters, Executive Assistant

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (08) 9780 5638

Guidelines

Application Form

 

Interest Free Loans

Interest Free Loan

Interest Free Loans up to a maximum of $20,000 are available to incorporated community-based volunteer and not-for-profit organisations functioning within the Shire of Augusta Margaret River who have a current property lease agreement with the Shire of Augusta Margaret River.

Funding: Open year round

Procedure

Contact: Executive Projects Officer, Hannah Waters

[email protected] or 08 9780 5638

Application Form

Financial Hardship

Financial Hardship

A range of options are available to support residents and businesses with their rates and service fee charges for the 2021-22 financial year and outstanding rates from 2020-21.

Policy 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Contact: Revenue Team

[email protected] or 08 9780 5234

Application Form – Residential 

Application Form – Business


Funding Framework

Community, Economic, Environmental and Events Funding Framework 2021-22

Links to external Grants

View 2020-21 Grant Recipients

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Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
9am-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512

Augusta

66 Allnut Terrace
Tues, Wed, Thurs
9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255

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