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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.

Two funding categories are available:

  • Category 1: Community Development and Events Grants ($2,000-$15,000) - closed
  • Category 2: Easy Grants (Under $2,000) - closed


Please download the guidelines below to find out about:

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

How to apply

Please complete the applicable form below 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 Grant recipients

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. All amounts include GST. 

Category 2: Easy Grants

Margaret River Concert Band's Spring Concert (open rehearsals / workshops) $2,000 and Augusta Community Resource Centre's Save Our Country Kids (SOCKs) BBQ $2,000. All amounts include GST. 

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