Community Grants & Funding 

The Shire of Katanning is committed to recognising the value of all community organisations and has developed a clear and powerful vision of “Together we are building Katanning’s future”. Each year the Shire of Katanning allocates an amount of funds within the budget to provide financial support to the community.

There are several types of grants and funding available to the community. For more information, please contact the Shire of Katanning on 9821 9999.

SEE HERE to download a copy of the below Shire Grants Program Overview. 

Community Grants Program (CGP)

Round 1: Applications open 1 July 2023 - 31 August 2023.

Round 2: Applications open 1 February 2024 - 31 March 2024

⇒ Late applications will not be accepted.

Each year the Shire of Katanning allocates an amount of funds within the budget to provide financial support to community organisations that meet the objectives of the Community Grants Program (CGP).

Three CGP categories are available to community organisations located within Katanning:

  1.      Minor Community Grant under $5,000 (ex GST)
  2.      Major Community Grant over $5,000 (ex GST)
  3.      Triennium Community Grant (minor and major available)

The CGP application rounds are open each financial year. Round 1 being between 1 July - 31 August, with funding allocations announced following approval by Council in September.

If budgeted funds remain available, round 2 will open from 1 February, until 31 March

If your project requires hire of a Shire owned venue, please send a written request to the CEO for this before applying for funding. Should your request be unsuccessful, you may reapply through the CGP.

Objectives of the CGP

The CGP aims to support projects that promote community capacity, improve social participation and inclusion as well as enhance community harmony.

The Shire of Katanning's CGP provides funding to assist community groups and not-for-profit organisations with their vital work and programs to:

  • Enhance community capacity, foster harmony, and promote social cohesion within the community;
  • Motivate individuals and organizations to take initiative in supporting their own growth and development;
  • Ensure equitable distribution of activities and services across Katanning; and
  • Promote resident involvement in activities that enhance the community.

Please note: all funds are paid to successful applicants as a reimbursement i.e. after the event/purchase. Grant recipients are required to pay all relevant costs up frontFollowing completion of approved project, the successful applicants are required to invoice the Shire of Katanning for payment, ensuring all receipts from project costs, along with the completed final acquittal documents are attached. These are then sent to the Community Relations Officer for processing.

For further information or queries, contact the Shire on 9821 9999 or; 

For assistance with applications, please contact Carly Watts (Community Relations Officer) via email

Relevant Documents

Policy 2.9 Community Grants Program

Community Grants Program Guidelines

Community Grants Program Application Form

Statement by Supplier Form

Quick Response Grants Program (QRGP) Up to $1,000

The Quick Response Grants Program (QRGP) provides quick response funding support for amounts over $500 and up to $1,000 each, to enable Katanning community-based organisations to develop projects that increase participation and benefit the community. Applications can be made at any time. Applicants are permitted to apply for one (successful) Quick Response Grant per financial year.

The Quick Response Grants Program is allocated from within Council’s CEO Donations budget each year with applications for funding approved by the CEO following recommendation by the Community Financial Assistance Committee. The program will support projects that take place within the current financial year.

Objectives of the QRGP

The objectives of the Quick Response Grants Program are to promptly support small projects that enhance community capacity, foster social participation and inclusion, and strengthen community harmony and cohesion.

The Shire of Katanning QRGP offers grants to assist community groups and Nonprofit organizations in their vital projects and activities, aiming to:

1. Foster community capacity, harmony, and social cohesion.
2. Empower individuals and organizations to take initiative in addressing community needs.
3. Ensure equitable distribution of activities and services throughout Katanning.
4. Promote resident engagement in activities that contribute to the well-being of the community.

Please read the QRPG Guidelines for information on how to apply. For application assistance or queries, please call Carly on 9821 9999 or 

Relevant Documents

Policy 2.14 Quick Response Grants Program

Quick Response Grants Program Guidelines

CEO Donation Requests (Up to $500)

The Council is dedicated to assisting local community organisations through support for events, activities, and infrastructure, offering both in-kind contributions and financial assistance.

The CEO is authorized to approve donations to community groups up to a value of $500 and permit the use of Shire meeting facilities.

For further details, please review the policy below concerning CEO donations:

Policy 4.6 Donations Requests

Other Community Grants

The Department of Local Government has created an Online Grants Directory designed to assist communities and local governments across both regional and metropolitan Western Australia in sourcing financial support for their projects and initiatives.

This comprehensive Directory offers details on a variety of grants accessible from State Government, select Commonwealth Government agencies, and several private sector organizations.

Should you need further assistance or guidance regarding Community Grants, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.