Community Development and Events Grants are open to incorporated, community-based, not-for-profit organisations to deliver local projects and events that foster community resilience, connection and wellbeing, aligning with the Shire’s Community Strategic Plan 2040. 

There are two funding categories:

  • Category 1: Community Development and Events Grants up to $10,000 inc GST - Now closed
  • Category 2: Easy Grants up to $3,000 inc GST - Now closed (all funds expended for 2023-24).
Edible Gardens Festival

Community Development and Events Grant (Category 1)

Applications for Community Development and Events Grants are currently closed. This grant stream seeks to support projects, workshops or events up to $10,000 inc GST that:

  • Celebrate and respect diversity, arts and culture, the natural environment, local histories and/or healthy and safe lifestyles
  • Strengthen community connection and wellbeing, promote participation and access and inclusion
  • Contribute to lifelong learning, capacity building and/or skill development
  • Build the capacity of local volunteer organisations
  • Provide innovative solutions that respond to local issues/needs.

Community BBQ

Easy Grants (Category 2)

Applications for Easy Grants are currently closed.  All funds have been expended for 2023-24.  

Easy Grants are aimed at supporting community organisations with up to $3,000 inc GST for:

  • The purchase of equipment up to $1,000
  • Access to training and professional development for volunteers
  • The delivery of small events, activations or activities that encourage local community and/or neighbourhood participation and engagement. 

Guidelines, application form and budget template

Please download the guidelines below to find out about:

  • Priorities
  • Eligibility
  • Funding amounts
  • Conditions of funding
  • Application process.

The application form and budget template is also provided below.

How to submit your application

Please complete the applicable form and submit it to the Shire by email to [email protected] or by post to:

Chief Executive Officer

Shire of Augusta Margaret River

PO Box 61

Margaret River WA 6285

Note: Application forms are available in hard copy if required.

2022-23 acquittal forms

The acquittal form is confirmation that the funding has been spent on the activity in accordance with the grant guidelines.

Grant recipients

Category 1: Community Development and Events Grants (round one)

  • Augusta River Festival Inc $10,000
  • Flowstate Incorporated Youth Mental Health Wellbeing Surf & Ocean Mentoring Program $5,000
  • Maureen Munro (Auspice Margaret River Regional Environment Centre) for the Insidious Creation and Installation $10,000
  • Sky River (Auspice Arts Margaret River) for the Marri Tree Girl Shadow Puppet Series $8,500
  • Weaving Stories of Boodja (Auspice Woven) $10,000
  • Margaret River and Districts Agricultural Society Margaret River Agricultural Show $10,000
  • Surfside Church Community Christmas Carols in the Park $8,000
  • The Concrete Club $6,000 for a 10 week Youth Program.

Category 2: Easy Grants

  • Baptistcare $2,756
  • Augusta P&C Maggie Dent Talk and Community Dinner $2,800
  • MRORCA Enduro Jam 2024 $3,000
  • South West Junior Wind Surf School $1,500
  • Elaine Clocherty (Auspice Creative Corner) $2,700
  • Lions Club of Cowaramup $1,400, Martine Perret (Auspice The Farm) $3,000
  • Cowaramup Bay Boardriders $2,320
  • Margaret River Men's Shed $1000
  • Rosa Brook Community Association $,2500
  • Augusta Art Club $1,500.

All amounts include GST.  

Category 1: Community Development and Events Grants

  • Edible Gardens Festival (auspice Margaret River Environment Centre) $12,194
  • Weaving Stories of Boodja (auspice Woven Cowaramup) $10,995
  • Artzability presents a play $14,747
  • Margaret River Agricultural Show $15,000
  • Nature Conservation Margaret River sustainable garden workshops and environment sundowners $8,800
  • Margaret River Recreational Surfers Ocean Safety Training $8,298
  • Augusta Golf Club Western Australian Sand Greens Championship $12,305
  • Youth Mental Health Wellness Surf Program (auspice Ocean Mind) $10,432
  • Surfside Church Christmas Carols in the Park $7,000
  • Annette Carmichael Projects Distributed 15 community engagement for the Stars Descend performance (auspice Arts Margaret River) $11,385.

Category 2: Easy Grants

  • Margaret River Concert Band's Spring Concert (open rehearsals / workshops) $2,000
  • Augusta Community Resource Centre's Save Our Country Kids (SOCKs) BBQ $2,000
  • Radio Margaret River The Local Summer Sounds of Radio Margaret River $2,000
  • Witchcliffe Vintage Fair (auspice River Angels) $2,000, Scott River Charity Ball (auspice Leeuwin Lions)
  • Cowaramup CWA event equipment $875
  • Augusta Art Club Annual Art Exhibition $1,000
  • Margaret River Boardriders Margaret River Classic $1,727
  • Carols at Colourpatch $2,000
  • Augusta Community Development Association Augusta Volunteer BBQ $1,000
  • Arts Margaret River Cowaramup Sundowners $2,000, Cowaramup Business Association Cowaramup Easter Fair $1,500.

All amounts include GST. 

More information and contact

If you have any questions, please contact Community Development Administration Officer Shannon Walker on  08 9780 5276  or email [email protected]

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