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

Applications for the Shire grants closed at 5pm 31 May 2020.

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 2019/20 Recipients

Badgingarra Community Association Inspirational Dinner $1,500
Cervantes Cultural Committee Art Therapy: Artistic Wisdom for Youth and above $1,600
Coastal Kids Care CKC Christmas Carnival $1,500
Dandaragan Community Resource Centre Grow in Dandaragan $2,000
Dandaragan Community Resource Centre Carols by the Lake $1,000
Dandaragan Playgroup Child / Infant First Aid Course $1,130
ICAN - Inspirational Community Arts Network Community Art Workshops $2,000
Jurien Bay Community Resource Centre Pre-Christmas and Australia Day Movie Screenings $800
Jurien Bay Football Club Jurien Bay Community Christmas Tree Event $1,000
Jurien Bay Playgroup Little Mess Makers $1,000
Jurien Bay Progress Association Jurien Bay Garden Competition $1,140
Jurien Bay Progress Association Kids Fun Day $1,275
Jurien Bay Regional Herbarium Group National Tree Day 2020 $700
Jurien Sports and Recreation Centre Country Arts WA 'Shows on the Go' $2,000
Nambung Country Music Muster Nambung Country Music Muster $1,100*
RSL Jurien Bay Sub-branch Midwest Regional RSL Concert $2,000
Wolba Wolba Heritage Site Management Committee Aggies Cottage Pop-up Shop $2,000
Indian Ocean Festival Committee Indian Ocean Festival


TOTAL $26,945