Community Partnership Funding

Community Partnership Funding supports local not-for-profits and community groups to deliver programs, events or activities that enhance community wellbeing. Find out more and apply today!

About the Program

There are five types of funding available through the City's Community Partnership Funding program. These include:

More information about the types of funding can be found below.

Chinese performers at the Harmony Week movie night in 2018

Who Can Apply

To apply, applicants must:

  • Be a constituted not for profit association, incorporated *
  • Be based in the City of Melville or providing services within this community
  • Have an Australia Business Number (ABN)
  • Not have outstanding acquittal of previous funding provided.

To find out more, please refer to the Community Partnership Funding Guidelines.

* Non-incorporated associations applying for monetary grants must have an appropriate auspice organisation (shared aims and common interests) that can support their project and receive the grant on their behalf.

Levels of Funding

Click below to find out more:

Level One - Community Partnerships (up to $10,000) - Applications closed

Applications for Level One funding are closed, they will reopen next year.

Level Two - up to $5,000 (any 3 streams) - Open all year

Applications for Level Two are open year-round.

What you need to consider before applying:

  • Applications need to be submitted online at least four months before the project starting time.
  • You will need to provide a minimum of two quotes for any expenditure items over $2,000 and one quote for any expenditure items under $2,000
  • You wll need to provide your Certificate of Incorporation, Public Liability certificate of currency, and letters of support for the project.
  • Projects should be be aligned to community, cultural and arts or environmental development. More information can be found in the Community Partnership Guidelines.

Apply now!

Level Three: Seeding Funding (up to $1,000)- Open all year

Applications for Level Three are open year-round.

What you need to consider before applying:

  • Applications need to be submitted online at least six weeks before the project starting time unless you are holding an event on a City of Melville reserve, then your appliation must be received three months prior to the event.
  • You will need to provide a minimum of one quote for any expenditure items under $1,000
  • You wll need to provide your Certificate of Incorporation, Public Liability certificate of currency, letter of support for the project and at least one quote advertised prive or estimated proce for expenditure items below $1,000.
  • Projects should be aligned to the City's Focus and Priority Areas for this level of funding. More information can be found in the Community Partnership Guidelines.

Apply now!

Non-monetary - in kind (up to $500) - Open all year

Applications for Non-Monetary grants are open year-round.

What you need to consider before applying:

  • Applications need to be submitted online at least six weeks before the project starting time.
  • Non-monetary funding is in-kind contributions available for community and not-for-profit incorporated groups looking for a once-off contribution towards hire fees of council owned facilities (meeting/recreation spaces) and use of equipment.
  • You will need to provide a quote from the City for the use of the facility or equipment.
  • You will need to provide your Certificate of Incorporation, Public Liability certificate of currency, and letters of support for the project.
  • Projects should be aligned to the City's Focus and Priority Areas for this level of funding. More information can be found in the Community Partnership Guidelines.

Apply now!

How to Apply

Before applying please read the Community Partnership Funding Guidelines.

All applications must be submitted online via the SmartyGrants portal as hard copy applications will not be accepted.

Use the links below to apply.

Program Focus and Areas of Priority

The City of Melville welcomes applications for proposals i.e. activities, events, services that:

  • are based in the City of Melville
  • benefit a large and diverse number of people
  • meet identified priority needs of the City of Melville’s local area
  • are aligned to the Community Partnership Funding Guiding Principles
  • observe access and inclusion principles
  • create long-term social and cultural or economic value for the community
  • have clear objectives and outcomes
  • have a realistic budget and are cost effective
  • demonstrate a high level of self-help and involvement of your organisation’s members
  • are aligned to the City of Melville’s values of relationships, excellence, vibrancy and wellbeing.

Types of Activities/Programs Supported

You are free to submit an application for any type of project, but below are some great ideas if you need inspiration:

Clean and Green
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  • Organising plant a tree day/garden talk
  • Plan a walking trail in our beautiful parks
  • Encourage conservation/ habitat protection activities
  • Inspire and educate the community on recycling
Sustainable and Connected Transport
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  • Cycling Event
  • Organise a dog walking event
  • Teach others to use public transport facilities
  • Organise a day bus trip to our facilities
Growth and Prosperity
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  • Run your own small business course
  • Host innovation workshops
  • Engage with a entrepreneuring programme
  • Disability employment assistance
Sense of Community
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  • Organising a festival/event/fair
  • Host a fresh produce market
  • Help build community knowledge on various topics
  • Run an outdoor movie night/theatrical performance/ sensory friendly screening
Healthy Lifestyles
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  • Run a AUSLAN sign language workshop
  • Start an exercise class for your suburb
  • Create programs for kids/teens to volunteer
  • Implement keeping mentally fit programs
Safe and Secure
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  • Conduct authorised self defence classes
  • Organise an online safety class for all ages
  • Driver behaviour presentation on road safety
  • Raising awareness of crime prevention

General Exclusions and Ineligibility

  • Political parties or activities that could be perceived as benefiting a political party or political campaign
  • General donations to charities, unless for specific projects run by the charity and that meet the eligibility criteria
  • Government organisations
  • Education institutions
  • Previous grant recipients who have not fulfilled the conditions of the particular grant
  • For profit organisations
  • Individuals
  • Organisations that have already been funded during the current budget year
  • Proposals that directly contravene Council’s policies.

Contact Us

It is highly recommended that you contact the program coordinator for support and advice prior to applying.

Email: grants@melville.wa.gov.au

Phone: 9364 0666 or 1300 635 845

Examples of Previously Funded Projects

  • Level 3 Funding - Kids Alive Community Film Night  Level 3 Funding - Kids Alive Community Film Night
  • Ardross Primary School My Animal Totem Tile - Level Two Rebecca H
  • Brain Tumour Association of WA- 1000 Paper Cranes for Brain Cancer- Community Picnic  Level Two
  • ConnectGroups - Cultural Competency Training - Non Monetary - Josephine

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