Shire Community Grants

The Shire of Dandaragan Community Grants Program objective is to provide funds to community based organisations and individuals, to support the promotion and development of social, economic, recreational, art and cultural benefits for the residents of the Shire of Dandaragan. 

The Community Grants Program fund recurring and annual community grants in order to assist with:

  • Programs, activities and initiatives delivered by community groups;
  • Support community development initiatives;
  • Increase the range of events, activities and services in the Shire of Dandaragan;
  • Encourage the development of excellence and leadership in recreational, sporting, economic, tourism and cultural pursuits; and
  • Encourage the promotion of the Shire of Dandaragan’s positive attributes.

Shire of Dandaragan Community Grant Now Being Assessed

The purpose of the  Shire of Dandaragan Community Grant is to provide funds to community-based organisations in support of the development of social, economic, recreational, art and cultural benefits.

The maximum annual grant payable under this program will be $2,000. 

Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Extent to which project or activity benefits Shire community;
  • Level of volunteer participation and wider community participation;
  • Extent to which application is funding the project or activity;
  • Extent to which project or activity involves other community organisations.

Funding will not be considered for the following:

  • Applications that are eligible for the Tronox Management and Shire of Dandaragan Sporting & Recreational Facilities Fund or CSRFF;
  • Applications that are eligible for the Shire of Dandaragan Environmental Grant;
  • Political organisations or events;
  • Commercial enterprises;
  • Events delivered by structured sporting clubs and community organisations that are consistent within the primary purpose of that club/organisation;
  • Events or activities that are the responsibility of another level of government;
  • Opening or celebrations of new community groups or premises;
  • Applicants seeking to host an event for the specific purpose of raising funds for re-distribution to other non-profit community groups/clubs or charitable causes;
  • Applications for any activity deemed to be a component of a wider project that will ultimately result in a durable item; and
  • any activity or project already underway or completed.

If you would like to discuss your project idea or require further information on funding opportunities, please contact Michelle Perkins, Manager Customer and Community Services at the Shire of Dandaragan Administration Office on (08) 9652 0800 or email

Download the application form and guidelines by clicking on the links below:

Shire of Dandaragan Community Grant Guidelines and Application form (PDF)
Shire of Dandaragan Community Grant Guidelines and Application form (Word)

The acquittal form for the 2019/20 round is still available.  Acquittals are normally due by 30 June 2020, however due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the acquittal date for projects funded in the 2019/20 round have been extended until 4pm 30 June 2021.

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Successful 2020/21 Recipients

Advance Dandaragan Quiet Achiever Sundowner $1,000

Cervantes Cultural Committee

Art Workshops - Native Wildflowers $2,000

Cervantes Historical Society

Cervantes COVID-19 Recovery Breakfast $1,500

Coastal Kids Care

Community Christmas Party $1,500

Dandaragan Community Resource Centre

Carols by the Lake 2020 $750

Dandaragan Community Resource Centre

Grow the Dandaragan Way $2,000

Jurien Bay Community Resource Centre

Dog Show $2,000

Jurien Bay Football Club

Jurien Bay Community Christmas Tree $800

Jurien Bay Regional Herbarium Group

Native Plant Giveaway Day $1,200

Jurien Sport and Recreation Centre

The Flaming Galahs presented by Monty Cotton $2,000

Nambung Country Music Muster

Nambung Country Music Muster 2020 $1,500
TOTAL $16,250