Funding & Grants

It can be a very exciting process to start out on a new project venture, especially when it is one that is community orientated.

The following information outlines a number of funding opportunities available to the community from the Shire of Gingin. This includes an annual Community Funding Program and information about opportunities to obtain funding such as Budget Requests or specific Infrastructure Projects. 

Community Funding Program (up to $10,000 excl. GST)

The Community Funding Program opens annually on the 1st Monday of February and closes on the 3rd Friday in March at 4pm. 


It is recommended that applicants carefully read through the Community Funding Guidelines first before completing the application form. 

Community Funding Guidelines

Application Form for the 'Community Funding Program'


Public Liability Insurance Grant Applications

Public liability insurance (PLI) covers a person, a business, an event, a contractor (even a community building) for costs from legal action if they are found liable for death or injury, loss or damage of property or economic loss resulting from their negligence. 

The Shire of Gingin is offering community groups/organisations the opportunity to specifically apply under the Community Funding Program for 50% funding from the Shire of their PLI cover (only) up to a maximum of $500. 

Application Form for 'Public Liability Insurance Grant'


Council Budget Request (above $10,001)

For large projects seeking funds of $10,001+ excl. GST (including fixed infrastructure/assets projects) a Project Plan must be completed and submitted as a Council Budget Request for consideration as part of the Shire's Annual Budget for the next financial year. 

The Project Plan must be submitted by 4pm on the last business day in February to be considered for the Shire's Annual Budget. Please refer to the Community Funding Guidelines prior to completing the Project Plan form. 

Community Funding Guidelines

Form for Project Plan


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