Grants of up to $8,000 are available for eligible community groups in the City of Gosnells and potential applicants can find out more at an information session on Thursday 11 August.

Community Funding Level 2 grants are offered twice a year to not-for-profit organisations based in the City of Gosnells, to support up to half of a total project’s cost.

Mayor Terresa Lynes said the information session would be held at the Civic Centre at 6pm on 11 August and anyone considering applying was strongly advised to attend.

“Attending the community information session next Thursday is the best way to ensure your grant application has everything it needs to be favourably considered,” she said.

“If your group or club requires additional funding for new ideas that will benefit the local community, Community Funding Program grants can be a fantastic way to realise this.”

Applications for the grant program will be open between Thursday 11 August and Friday 9 September.

Past recipients have included the Langford Aboriginal Association for a community outreach service and essential supplies during COVID-19 lockdowns, and for its annual NAIDOC Week celebrations.

William Langford Community House (WLCH), also previously received a Community Funding Level 2 grant for an upgrade to their digital network, which allowed WLCH to conduct COVID-safe online workshops and communicate with vulnerable groups within the community.

In addition to the Level 2 grants, the City provides Community Funding Program Level 1 grants, which are available year round to support small-scale local initiatives, to a maximum of $2,000.

Click here for details about the Community Funding Program.