Shire Grants

The Shire of Narrogin operates a number of grant schemes for community & sporting groups, individuals and businesses. 

Here you will find information on the types of grants, donations, discounts, waivers, and in-kind assistance that the Shire can give consideration to, and may approve, from time to time.

Assistance for Sporting or Community Groups

The use of Shire plant by staff outside of normal hours may be permitted to assist sporting or community groups serving the residents of Narrogin providing the normal plant / equipment hire rate is paid by that body, unless otherwise allowed by the CEO.

Delegation 3.11 Donations – Financial and In-Kind Works/Services may be applied at the discretion of the CEO.

If approved by the CEO or EMTRS, the plant is to be operated only by a competent employee – nonemployees or a non-qualified employee are not permitted.

Reduction in Fees & Charges of Local Government Owned Facilities

The CEO is delegated power to approve reduction in fees and charges of local government owned facilities, subject to:
a) the request is from a local community, charitable or not-for-profit organisation;
b) the event is for the specific benefit of the local community;
c) each request of the organisation does not exceed $500 ex GST;
d) cleaning cost of the venue hire is not to be discounted.

Donations of Cash or In-Kind Assistance

Where a donation is provided for by name in the adopted Budget, the CEO may make payment at the appropriate time or on application by the recipient.

Financial Donations

Financial donations within the non-specified amount in the adopted Budget may be made by the CEO where:
a) the amount does not exceed $300 ex GST in any financial year; and
b) the recipient is a community group, sporting club or non-profit organisation; or
c) the recipient is based locally, or the purpose has particular benefit or application to the district.

In-kind Works and Services

In-kind works or services may be approved by the CEO where:
a) the amount does not exceed $500 ex GST in any financial year;
b) the recipient is a community group, sporting club or non-profit organisation;
c) the recipient is based locally, or the purpose has particular benefit or application to the district.

Note: Financial and works/service in-kind donations will not be considered for: 
a) businesses;
b) individuals;
c) recipients of funding from the “Community Chest” annual Budget allocation.

Donations for specific appeals such as a crisis appeal, will be considered individually by Council.


Other Grants

Below is a list of grants which may also be available to your organisations. These grants are not run by the Shire of Narrogin. Some grants are open to all community organisations, while others are for more specific groups.

Before applying for any grant, make sure you read the guidelines. We also recommend that you to speak to the contact person to find out whether your project is eligible.

Australian Government GrantsLINK

The GrantsLINK directory has information about federal, state and local government funding programs that can help you:

  • develop solutions to local and national problems
  • fund ideas and initiatives
  • get assistance in times of hardship.

GrantsLINK provides links and contact details for funding programs so you can get more information directly from the funding agency.

Lotterywest Grants

Lotterywest grants are as diverse as the community itself. They support a wide variety of community-based proposals to enhance the lives of Western Australians rights across our state.

Healthway Grants

Healthway encourages applications that address our high priority health areas and target groups. Priority areas include tobacco smoking control, physical activity, healthy nutrition, mental health and indigenous health, while target groups include children and youth, indigenous populations, rural and remote communities and those in whom health inequalities exist.

Department of Sport & Recreation

The Sport and Recreation Community Grants Scheme is aimed at providing community organisations with the opportunity to initiate projects which lead to increased participation in physical activity or enhanced skills by providers of sport and recreation.

Be Active WA Grants

Promoted under the Be Active WA banner, the taskforce links government and community agencies to strengthen the promotion and development of physical activity programs for healthy lifestyles, for the environment and to build stronger communities.

Community Arts Network WA Grants

CAN WA mobilises and incubates community-based creative ventures. We provide funding, resources, information and contacts to plug into your vision. We are an open, people-based organisation. We list first. We believe that the brightest wildfires begin in at a grass-roots level.

Office of Multicultural Interests (WA) Grants

The Community Grants Program (CGP) aims to assist and encourage the involvement of all Western Australians in projects and events that promote the inclusion of Western Australians from diverse linguistic, religious and ethnic backgrounds in the Western Australian community. 

Our Community

Offers a wide variety of services and products on grants and fundraising, many of them free, so that you can become a healthier, more viable community group.

Department of Environment and Conservation

The Department’s key responsibilities include broad roles in conserving biodiversity, and protecting, managing, regulating and assessing many aspects of the use of the state’s natural resources.

Department for Communities Grants & Funding

One of the key themes underpinning the Department’s work is to develop policies and programs that aim to ensure that the great benefits of where we live are shared, and communities and families supported.


Shire of Narrogin Grants

The Shire runs two rounds of the Community Chest Fund and Landcare Project Fund grants annually. Applicants are encouraged to read the Guidelines and discuss their proposed projects with the responsible Officer prior to submitting an application.

  • Round 1 opens 15 July closes 31 August
  • Round 2 opens 1 February closes 28 February

Community Chest Fund

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, the Shire of Narrogin has increased the limits on individual Community Chest Fund applications up to a maximum $5,000 cash or in-kind support. 

The Shire wishes to support the recovery of eligible community groups with the delivery of activities and programs that demonstrate benefit to the Narrogin community. To further support the social and economic recovery of the Narrogin community, successful applicants from 19/20 and 18/19 will also be eligible to apply for funding in this current round.

Please contact the Administrative Support Officer (Development & Regulatory Services) by email to  enquiries@narrogin.wa.gov.au or by telephoning 9890 0900 to discuss your project, or to obtain a copy of the Application Form.

Alternately the forms can be can be downloaded using the links below.

Community Chest Guidelines PDF

Community Chest Application Form PDF

Community Chest Application Form MS Word

Community Chest Acquittal Form PDF

Community Chest Acquittal Form MS Word

The Shire runs two rounds of the Community Chest Fund grants annually. Applicants are encouraged to read the Guidelines and discuss their proposed projects with the responsible Officer prior to submitting an application.

  • Round 1 opens 15 July closes 31 August
  • Round 2 opens 1 February closes 28 February
Community Chest

Landcare Project Funding

Funding assistance is available to rural residents within the Shire of Narrogin through the Landcare Project Fund, for the purchase of native plants (eg. trees and shrubs) for planting on their property. Grants are available up to a maximum of $5,000.

Please contact the Shire’s Technical Officer  (Technical & Rural Services) by email to  enquiries@narrogin.wa.gov.au  or by telephoning 9890 0900 to discuss your project, or to obtain a copy of the Application Form.

Alternately the forms can be downloaded using the links below.

Landcare Funding Guidelines

Landcare Funding Application Form

Landcare Funding Acquittal Form 

The Shire runs two rounds of the Landcare Project funding grants annually. Applicants are encouraged to read the Guidelines and discuss their proposed projects with the responsible Officer prior to submitting an application.

  • Round 1 opens 15 July closes 31 August
  • Round 2 opens 1 February closes 28 February
Landcare

CBD Building Facade Painting Grants

The Shire of Narrogin provides funding assistance to eligible Central Business Precinct property owners and developers through the CBD Building Facades Colour Palette Project Fund, for costs associated with painting the existing building facades of their property. Applications for a matching contribution up to a maximum of $2,500 can be submitted throughout the year. Grants must be acquitted in the financial year of approval.

Applicants are required to read the Shire of Narrogin’s Town Centre Colour Palette and Sign Guide Policy before submitting an application for funding. Please contact the Shire’s administration for a copy, alternately, a copy can be downloaded here.

Where the building is listed on the State Register of Heritage Places, a separate application for Planning Consent will be required to be completed and considered by the Shire of Narrogin and the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.

Colour Palette and Sign Guide Funding Guidelines

Colour Palette and Sign Guide Application Form

Colour Palette and Sign Guide Funding Acquittal Form

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