Funding & Grants

Do you have an exciting idea for a project or event that will benefit the Shire of Gingin community? Annually the Shire provides financial support to local community organisations and groups for projects and events planned for the following financial year.

Download the information sheet as follows to see what funding is available and if you are eligible.

Fact Sheet - Community Funding

Community Funding Program (up to $10,000)

This grant is available for events and projects that support the focus areas (taken from the Shire’s Strategic Community Plan) for enabling a thriving community. If your project involves upgrades to public areas or buildings, please contact us prior to applying as a Concept Enquiry is generally required.

Guidelines, Application Form & Agreement

Public Liability Insurance Grant

Public Liability Insurance (PLI) is important for community groups to have but it can be expensive. This grant is available to cover 50% of a group’s Public Liability Insurance up to a maximum of $500.

Guidelines, Application Form & Agreement

Council Budget Request (over $10,000)

For larger projects seeking funds over $10,000 ex GST (including fixed infrastructure/asset projects), a Council Budget Request needs to be completed and submitted for consideration as part of the Shire’s Annual Budget for the next financial year.

A Council Budget Request must be submitted by 18 March 2022 to be considered for the Shire’s Annual Budget. Please refer to the Guidelines contained within the Council Budget Request application, link below.

Guidelines, Application Form & Agreement

Infrastructure Projects

If your proposed project is for new fixed infrastructure or additions, alterations and/or improvements to existing Shire infrastructure/assets then you will need to seek Shire approval in the first instance.

For more information visit the Shire's Projects - Shire Land/Assets web page to read the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ fact sheet and if applicable complete the ‘Concept Enquiry’ form. 

 Note:  The completion and submission of a Concept Enquiry ideally is required a few months prior to the Shire of Community Grants Program round (other applicable grant rounds) at the concept stage of the project to ensure that:

  1. It is supported by the Shire; and
  2. Enough time has been allowed to develop the project with the appropriate planning and information to support a grant application.

Other Non-Shire Grant Opportunities

When other organisations have grant funding on offer the Shire shares this information via the Shire of Gingin Community Newsletter. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter then please visit our Newsletters page on the Shire's website. 

For list of grants available on a regular basis, please view as follows: 


Should you have any queries please contact the Shire’s Community Development and Services Team on (08) 9575 5162 or at