Applications will only be accepted during the funding round periods.
The opening and closing dates for funding round periods will be advertised on the OMI website.
Applications may be submitted any time during the funding round period before 4.00pm on the round closing date. Late applications will not be accepted.
The funding guidelines for each funding round will detail the types of applications that can be supported.
In general, funding cannot be considered for activities or projects that:
The funding guidelines will detail costs that can be supported by the CGP. The following is some general advice that applies to all categories:
There may be additional materials that you are required to provide with your application. These resources are available on the
Community Grants Program page on the OMI website.
Project planning resources are also available for download from the
Resources page on the OMI website. These resources include budget template, project plan template and an Event Management Planning Guide. You are welcome to use these resources to support your grant application, and for general project or event planning.
Grant workshops are held during each funding round. Scheduled workshop dates and information on how to register will be advertised on the
Community Grants Program page on the OMI website.
The application should be completed by a representative of the organisation with the authority to commit the organisation to a grant agreement. The representative is generally the President, Secretary, Treasurer, CEO, Manager or Coordinator. The organisations constitution provides guidance on who is authorised to sign legal documents on behalf of the organisation.
Yes. An overview of required information is included in the checklist at the end of the application form.
The minimum required additional information includes:
An organisation or group often contributes to a project with their own resources, which may reduce the amount of actual cash needed. These contributions would have been an expense if they were not donated.
An in-kind contribution means support, other than money, provided by and to your organisation towards your project. This can include voluntary labour (e.g. poster design work or office administration) or donated goods and services (e.g. food or professional advice from an accountant).
The calculation of your in-kind contribution is based on your best estimates. In-kind volunteer general labour is normally calculated at $20 per hour, and in-kind volunteer specialist labour (e.g. services of an engineer or architect) are normally calculated at $45 per hour. In-kind provision of goods is normally calculated at the retail or market price that goods would have been bought for.
You will be asked to include in-kind contributions to your project as part of your application budget. This will provide the full monetary value of the project, inclusive of any cash income.
The assessment process will take a minimum of two months. The applicant organisation (or the auspicing body) will receive a letter advertising the outcome of the application following the completion of the assessment process. At this point, applicants can request feedback on the outcome.
Recipients of CGP funding are listed on the
Previous Grant Recipients page on the OMI website.
The funding guidelines for each grant category are made available on the OMI website when the funding round is open.
If you have further queries contact an OMI Grants Officer on (08) 6552 1619 or by email to
Eligible organisations must be incorporated, not-for-profit organisations and associations based in Western Australia.
Unincorporated not-for-profit associations and community groups based in Western Australia can be auspiced by an eligible organisation (Auspicing Guidelines apply).
Please note that while schools are not eligible to apply for funding, incorporated school-based Parents and Citizens and Parents and Friends groups based in Western Australia are eligible to make an application.
An auspiced grant is a grant paid to a third party to administer on behalf of those undertaking the funded project or activity. This third party is known as the auspicing body. This arrangement is referred to as 'auspicing'.
The auspicing body may agree to merely receive a grant on behalf of those undertaking the funded project or activity, or they may also agree to manage other aspects of the project or activity.
OMI may accept grant applications on behalf of a group through an eligible auspicing body. If the application is successful, the grant agreement and payment will be issued to the auspicing body and they will be responsible for leading primary communication with OMI.
Refer to the
Auspicing Guidelines for more information about auspicing and requirements to have an OMI grant auspiced.
Organisations may submit one application per category per funding round.
Grant recipients will receive a letter confirming that their application was successful and providing information on the next steps.
A grant agreement must be signed if the grant is for $10,000 or more, or if there are particular conditions of the grant.
Funds are released within 60 days of the receipt of the letter, subject to the finalisation of all documentation.
It is a condition of your grant agreement to ensure that OMI's support of your project is appropriately acknowledged through any communications, promotional material or at any events related to the funded project. A full outline of these requirements is included in the grant agreement.
The OMI logo and guidelines for logo use are available for download on the
Logos page of the OMI website. CGP grant recipients are required to use the 'supported by' logo.
Register any events related to the funded project for inclusion on the
OMI Community Event Calendar.
To arrange for an OMI banner to be displayed at any events related to the funded project, complete an
OMI Banner Order Form and return it to
email@example.com. There is no cost to the grant recipient associated with this.
When sharing promotional content and images of your funded project or events online, you can use #multiculturalwa or tag @multiculturalwa to connect to OMI's social media platforms. You may also email promotional content and images with credits through to
OMI understands that changes may occur. However, it is essential that any changes to the project activities, timelines or budget are negotiated with OMI before they are actioned. A formal variation to the grant agreement may be required to reflect the changes.
Written requests for a project or budget variation can be made through an OMI Grants Officer at
All successful grant recipients are required to provide a project report, including a Certified Financial Statement, within 60 days of completion of the project. The project report should be accompanied by copies of project photos, promotional materials and media coverage.
There may be a requirement to provide progress reporting as part of receiving your grant. All reporting requirements are outlined in your grant agreement.
Where the Grant Funds are valued at under $50,000, financial statements must be certified by the Chairman, CEO or equivalent of the organisation.
Where the Grant Funds are valued at $50,000 or more, financial statements must be certified by the Chairman, CEO or equivalent AND certified by a professional auditor who is: