The City of Perth recognises that community programs build strong and resilient communities and can address key issues at a local level to make a better place in which to live, work and visit.

The Community Enhancement Grants program offers up to $10,000 to facilitate a diverse range of programs that create new partnerships and collaborations and that deliver practical sustainable outcomes. The Grants program will support organisations to be successful in engaging the City’s community through the development of networks and relationships.

Funding may be used to assist the development and facilitation of a new community program, expand on an existing community program or for other innovative and creative community projects that demonstrate clear community enhancement elements.

The Community Enhancement Grant Guidelines document details all relevant information for applicants including; examples of projects that will be considered for funding, the City’s assessment process and how to apply.

Relevant timeframes

The next round of funding under the City's Community Enhancement Grant's program opens on Monday 28 June.   The table below outlines the important dates  for the funding round.

Round Opens

Application Deadline


Project to Commence Before

Project to be completed by

Monday 28 May

Friday 29 June 2018

Friday 10 August 2018

30 June 2019

10 August 2019



The City of Perth uses an online grant application service powered by SmartyGrants.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the application form, please contact the Sponsorship & Grants Officer on (08) 9461 3139 and quote your application number.

If you need more help using the application form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).

How to Apply

Before submitting a proposal, applicants should be familiar with the Community Enhancement Grants Guidelines. All applicants are strongly advised to discuss their application with the Sponsorship & Grants Officer prior to submission.

Please be advised that applications from ineligible applicants or late applicants will not be assessed. It is highly recommended that applicants attend a grants workshop prior to submitting an application.

To apply online visit to register an account.

Contact Us

For further information about the City’s Community Enhancement Grants please contact the Sponsorship team on (08) 9461 3333 or