The CGP is an open competitive application process.
Timeframes for the application and approval process need to be considered by the organisation when planning the project. The process takes approximately four months from submission to approval. It may take longer if the application requires further development or if there is outstanding information.
Applicants should seek advice from an OMI Community Engagement Officer on timeframes for application submission based on the stage of development of the project. Contact
email@example.com or phone
(08) 6552 1607.
The funding guidelines for each grant category will detail the types of applications that can be supported.
In general, funding cannot be considered for activities or projects that:
Applications from organisations with outstanding acquittals with OMI may not be considered for assessment.
The funding guidelines for each grant category 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.
One-on-one grant workshops between applicants and members of the OMI Community Engagement and Funding team are held regularly throughout the year. Please subscribe to OMI Alerts to receive notifications regarding scheduled dates and
information on how to register.
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, Chief Executive Officer, Manager or Coordinator. The organisation's 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:
Supporting documentation such as planning documents, samples of promotional material or letters of support may be submitted as attachments to the application form.
There is no limit to the amount of supporting documentation you can provide with your application. However, it is useful to select material that acts as evidence or more detail to the information provided in the application form.
Project planning resources are also available for download from the
Resources page on the OMI website. These resources include a 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.
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 application process takes approximately four months from submission to approval. The applicant organisation (or the auspice body) will receive a letter advising 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.
Applicants should speak to a member of the OMI Community Engagement team on
(08) 6552 1676 or by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org to seek advice on timeframes for application submission and for assistance in the development of the application.
Applications can be submitted by:
Office of Multicultural Interests
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
GPO Box R1250
Perth WA 6844
Eligible organisations must be:
Unincorporated not-for-profit associations and community groups based in Western Australia may apply under the auspices of an eligible organisation.
Unincorporated not-for-profit associations and community groups based in regional Western Australia may apply under the auspices of an eligible organisation or local government authority. OMI will only fund regional local government authorities where there is no appropriate organisation to either apply or auspice the grant.
Auspice Guidelines apply for applications being submitted through an auspicing arrangement.
Organisations and associations working with children and young people must be committed to creating a safe environment. This includes complying with the Working with Children Act 2004.
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.
*OMI will fund regional local government authorities where these is no appropriate organisation to either apply for or auspice the grant.
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 auspice body. This arrangement is referred to as 'auspicing'.
The auspice 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 auspice body. If the application is successful, the grant agreement and payment will be issued to the auspice body and they will be responsible for leading primary communication with OMI.
Refer to the
Auspice Guidelines for more information about auspice arrangements and requirements.
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 and conditions.
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 the OMI Grants Administrator 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, Chief Executive Officer or equivalent of the organisation.
Where the Grant Funds are valued at $50,000 or more, financial statements must be certified by the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer or equivalent AND certified by a professional auditor who is: