Applications will only be accepted during the grant round periods advertised on this website.
Applications may be submitted any time before 4.00pm on the round closing date.
The Community Grants Program (CGP) guidelines for each round are available on the OMI website. If you have further queries contact the Grants Officer at OMI on (08) 6552 1619 or by email to
The guidelines for each round will detail what activity or projects will not be funded by OMI.
In general, funding will not be considered for activity or projects that:
The guidelines for each round will detail what items may or may not be funded by the Community Grants Program (CGP). The following is some general advice that applies to all CGP categories:
CGP resources are available for download from the OMI website. These resources include Auspicing Guidelines, Budget Example, Project Plan Example, Statement by a Supplier and Event Management Planning Guide.
CGP Grant Writing Workshops are held before each round of grants. Please check this website for confirmed dates in the lead up to each round of grants, or contact the Grants Officer at OMI to indicate your interest on (08) 6552 1619 or by email to
Yes. Your project, event or program must start after and end before the dates specified in the guidelines for the grant round you are applying to.
Should you receive funding, your application may become a legal document as part of your CGP Grant Agreement. Therefore, the application should be completed by a representative of the organisation with the authority to commit the organisation to the CGP Grant Agreement. The representative is generally the President, Secretary, Treasurer, CEO, Manager or Coordinator. The organisation’s constitution provides guidance on who in the organisation is authorised to sign the agreement.
Yes. Please see the Application Form Checklist at the end of the Application Form.
The minimum required additional information includes:
An in-kind contribution is the donation or non-cash contribution of goods, services, time and expertise to the project.
For example: volunteers donate their time to the project coordination and delivery. Alternatively, prizes or food donations may also be calculated as an in-kind contribution or the donation of a service, such as the design of the project flyer.
In-kind contributions are calculated as an expense item because if they had to be paid for they would be an expense. However, they are also calculated as an income item because they are donated to the project. As such, the expense and income calculation of an in-kind contribution balances itself out.
No late applications will be accepted. No exceptions apply.
The assessment process will take approximately three months. The applicant organisation (or the auspicing organisation) will receive a letter advising the outcome of the application following the completion of the assessment period.
Successful Community Grants Program recipients will also be listed on the OMI website.
Eligible organisations must be Western Australia-based and not-for-profit. Incorporated not-for-profit organisations/associations may apply in their own right, while unincorporated associations and community groups can be auspiced by an incorporated association, or a local government.
Auspicing means that one organisation, an incorporated organisation or a local government, agrees to apply for and manage a grant on behalf of a second organisation or a community group, generally an organisation that is not incorporated. Unincorporated, not-for-profit organisations and groups based in WA are eligible for CGP Small Projects and Events and Activities grants where they are auspiced by an incorporated organisation or local government—refer to the relevant CGP guidelines.
Auspicing guidelines outline the responsibility of the auspicing organisation
Unincorporated not-for-profit associations and community groups are eligible for a CGP grant only when they are auspiced by an incorporated association or a local government.
Yes, organisations may submit one application for each of the CGP categories per grant round.
If CGP funding is received from OMI, the organisation is required to wait 12 months from the funding date before applying for a further CGP grant.
No, schools are not eligible for CGP grants. However, school-based Parents and Citizens and Parents and Friends groups are eligible to make an application.
One of the grant agreement conditions is the appropriate use of the OMI logo on all project promotional materials. The
OMI logo and guidelines for logo use are available for download from the OMI website. CGP grant recipients are required to use the ‘supported by’ logo.
OMI understands that changes may occur. However, it is essential that any changes to the project activities, timelines or budget are negotiated with OMI. Requests for a project variation or budget variation can be made through the OMI Grants Officer.
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.
Where the Grant Funds are valued at under $35,000 (Events and Activities, Small Projects and some Major Programs), financial statements must be certified by the Chairman, CEO or equivalent of the organisation.
Where the Grant Funds are valued at $35,000 or more (some Major Programs), financial statements must be certified by the Chairman, CEO of the organisation, or equivalent AND certified by a professional auditor who is: