Shire Grants & Financial Assistance

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

Indeed, other Government and philanthropic agencies, also provide funding assistance and these avenues could be investigated by such groups within the Shire who are seeking financial assistance.

Here you will find information on alternate sources of funding, aside from grants, such as donations, discounts, waivers, and in-kind assistance available through the Shire of Narrogin throughout the year.

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 Shire 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 – non-employees or a non-qualified employee are not permitted.

Reduction in Fees & Charges of Local Government Owned Facilities

The Shire 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 Shire 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.


Shire of Narrogin Grants

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

Applicants are encouraged to read the fund's guidelines and discuss their proposed projects with the responsible Shire officer prior to submitting an application.

Grant funding is also available by other means from the Shire and, indeed, also from other Government and philanthropic agencies, who can give consideration to, and may approve, from time to time funding to such groups. For information about other grant funding possibilities from other agencies click here.

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.

After reading the guidelines, and prior to submitting an application, applicants are encouraged to discuss their application with the Shire’s Administration Officer (Development & Regulatory Services) by email to enquiries@narrogin.wa.gov.au  or by telephoning 9890 0900 to discuss the project, or to obtain a copy of the application form.

Alternately the forms can be downloaded using the links below.

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

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

Community Chest

Landcare Project Fund

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.

The Shire runs one round of the Landcare Project funding grants annually.

Round opens 1 February and closes 28 February.

After reading the guidelines, and prior to submitting an application, applicants are encouraged to 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 

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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 and the Colour Palette Guide and Signage Guide before submitting an application.

Shire of Narrogin’s Town Centre Colour Palette and Sign Guide Policy

Colour Palette Guide and Signage Guide

Colour Palette and Sign Guide Funding Guidelines

After reading the Guidelines, and prior to submitting an application, applicants are encouraged to discuss their application with the Shire’s Administration 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.

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 Application Form

Colour Palette and Sign Guide Funding Acquittal Form