Our local community groups and organisations play an important role in connecting our community. They also help develop vibrant, diverse and resilient communities.

The City of Mandurah is committed to financially supporting community groups through the delivery of a grants and donations program.

This year, the global effects of COVID-19 have been unprecedented and are likely to impact the Mandurah community for some time. As part of the City’s COVID Restart Mandurah fund additional funds have been allocated to help support community groups to restart Mandurah.

Here are the grants available to support our community.

Grant programs

Due to the impacts of COVID19, 2020 saw a change to the community grants program with additional grant funding.

We're supporting local not for profit groups to help deliver projects to restart Mandurah.

Local community groups are now invited to apply for funding up to $5000 to help restart Mandurah and reconnect our community.

The grants program will open Thursday, August 6 and close Monday, August 31. Applicants will be notified of the outcome within four weeks of the closing date.

Projects, events and creative ideas that increase community engagement, participation and/or skills and training are supported.

Projects need to address at least one of the following objectives:

  • Support increased demand from Mandurah’s most vulnerable communities
  • Build capacity of community organisations and resident associations
  • Increase volunteering, including capacity and training
  • Improve access to technology for education and training
  • Celebrate and encourage cultural diversity and social inclusion
  • Create opportunities for localised smaller scale events (within allowed government restrictions)
  • Youth Development, especially initiatives that build capacity and support leadership initiatives
  • Celebrate Mandurah’s resilience through arts and culture
  • Build neighbourhood connection. 

Before applying please take these steps:

  1. Read the Restart Mandurah Community Grants Guidelines
  2. Read the Restart Mandurah Community Grants Help Guide
  3. We're here to help! Contact a Community Development Officer on 9550 3777 or cdo@mandurah.wa.gov.au to discuss your grant idea.
Apply now for Restart Mandurah Community Grants

Community event support fund

Funds are available to assist non-profit recreation clubs and community groups to conduct community based events that encourage participation whilst promoting health and wellbeing benefits of sport and physical activity to people living in the Mandurah area.

Items that may be eligible for funding support include:

  • First Aid
  • Promotion and Advertising
  • Traffic Management
  • Waste Management (bins)
  • Portable Toilets
  • Shade/Shelters
  • Venue Hire Fees for City of Mandurah facilities, parks and reserves
  • Community Coaching/Skill Development

The maximum financial annual amount available is up to $3,000 for any organisation. Applications must be submitted no later than 8 weeks prior to your event.

External event fund

Funds are available to assist external event delivery agents (including state and national sport and recreation associations) to conduct events in Mandurah, that encourage participation and promote the health and well being benefits of physical activity. The City will assess and make recommendations on all fund/sponsorship requests up to $10,000. For fund request greater than $10,000, the City will submit a report to Council for approval.

The application guidelines will assist you in identifying which funding best suits your event.

Download the application form now

Kidsport – A State and Local Government Initiative Subsidy Program

Sport and Recreation WA partnered with the City of Mandurah offering Families an subsidy up to $150 towards their child’s registration and sporting fees.

KidSport applications are available online if you hold a valid Health Care or Pensioner Concession card.  

If you don't have access to a computer?

The City of Mandurah has a tablet on a stand situated at the Customer Service Counter in the main Administration Building at 3 Peel Street that can be also used to submit online applications.  A valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card must be photographed by the tablet whilst the application form is being completed.

For all KidSport enquiries contact the Recreation Services Team on 9550 3601 or email kidsport@mandurah.wa.gov.au.

Eligible criteria

  • Applicants must be between the age of 5 and 18 years
  • Applicant must have a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card
  • Applicants must be currently residing in the Local Government area they are applying for

Other useful information

  • Funding will cover the cost of fees to join the nominated sport or recreation club
  • Maximum of up to $150 per child per calendar year.
  • Fees are only for the nominated registered season
  • No retrospective fees will be paid.
  • No limitation to the number of applications per family as long as the eligibility criteria for each child is met.

KidSport Financial Assessors

KidSport Financial Assessors are professional employees at agencies who provide support services for families. They will assess a family's financial situation against the four KidSport Financial Exceptions and submit a KidSport application, to the Department, on their behalf.

Visit the KidSport website from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Eligible sporting and recreation clubs have the opportunity to apply for $500 to go towards items that promote community led initiatives and build local capacity and capability.

The eligibility criteria and funding allocation is outlined in the application guidelines.

The Club Grant is made available annually to all Mandurah sport and recreation clubs in recognition of the important role clubs play in our community and is one of the many initiatives delivered by the City which supports the development of local sport and recreation clubs.

Club Grant overview

  • $500 available
  • Opens July 1 annually
  • Applications are only accepted on Club Grant application form
  • All applicants are advised of the outcome of their application in writing

Contact us at clubconnect@mandurah.wa.gov.au or 9550 3601 for further information.

Download the Club Grant application form

This Fund supports the ideas and dreams of young people living in Mandurah aged 11 - 25.

The Youth Dream Big Fund is designed to support young people achieve something great. This may be to achieve a specific goal or dream or further develop a skill or talent.

Fund benefits

Applications are welcome from individuals and organisations all year:

  • Individuals can apply for up to $350.

  • Organisations can apply for up to $500 to contribute toward a specific program or activity that develops young people.

The fund is open all year round, subject to funding availability. Please view the guidelines and application form.

Applications are made by selecting 'View guidelines and apply', completing the form and emailing to Youth Development at youth@mandurah.wa.gov.au. Please call 9550 3670 for assistance or further information.

View guidelines and apply
This scholarship aims to support young people aged 11 – 25 to access educational opportunities or further their interests in theatre or music.

This scholarship has been established through a bequest by Wido Peppinck to the City of Mandurah to support young people.  

Individuals can apply for up to $350 each year.

The fund is a one off allocation and will be open until all expended, as such there is no closing date, funds will be available from February 2020.  

Decisions will be made by a Scholarship Fund Panel and will be final.

Scholarship details:

Educational scholarship - for young people who need support with education supplied or course entry fees
Allocation exhausted

Music/theatre scholarship - for young people wanting to pursue their interest or career in theatre or music
6 places
$350 per applicant

Who can apply?

Young people aged between 11 – 25 who live in the City of Mandurah local government area.

The young person or family must be able to demonstrate a degree of financial disadvantage.

We look for:

A clear plan that shows:

  • What specifically do you want the money for
  • What are the benefits for the young person
  • How the funds will be spent (budget)
  • Evidence of course or equipment costs in the application
What can be funded
  • Tuition, training or course registration fees
  • Educational items such as books, stationary, academic related technological equipment, school uniforms and/or educational fees.
  • Theatre / music supplies that support artistic development
What will not be funded
  • Reimbursement of activities or programs held in the past
  • Costs already funded by another grant fund
Application process
  1. Download this application form   
  2. Be sure to read all the guidelines to ensure you are eligible!
  3. Complete the application form and attached relevant documentation
  4. To submit your application by email to youth@mandurah.wa.gov.au or deliver in person to Council Administration Office, 3 Peel Street, Mandurah, or post to Attention: Youth Development Officer, City of Mandurah, PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

For further information contact Youth Development Team on 9550 3670 or youth@mandurah.wa.gov.au

The Nikki Wise Community Services Memorial Scholarship is provided by the City of Mandurah to honour the legacy of Nikki Wise. Nikki was devoted to helping those in need and sadly passed in September 2016. This annual scholarship will assist other passionate members of the Mandurah community wishing to study in the area of community services with $2000 being awarded to one successful applicant annually to go towards tuition fees.

The scholarship will be available for 1 round per year from 1 July – 14 August.

For more information and to read the eligibility criteria please read the Nikki Wise scholarship guidelines, or contact a Community Development Officer on 9550 3777 or cdo@mandurah.wa.gov.au.

The Outstanding Representative Donation is a City of Mandurah initiative supporting athletes, coaches and officials chosen to represent at a state, national or international sporting level. 

Eligible athletes, officials or coaches can receive funding for out-of-pocket travel and accommodation expenses directly related to the competition. The eligibility criteria and assessment is outlined in the application guidelines.

Donation amount

The maximum grant available to individuals if the competition is interstate is $200.

Applications are accepted all year round and capped at $1000 for representatives from the same club requesting funding for the same competition in any one financial year. 

Contact us at clubconnect@mandurah.wa.gov.au on 9550 3601 for further information.

Download the application for an outstanding sporting representative donation