Community Funding Programs

Overview

The Shire of Broome Community Funding Programs aim to enable the Shire to make a proactive contribution to community and economic development.

Funds are provided to assist local community based organisations and to establish a partnership for the promotion and development of social, cultural, economic, recreational, environmental and reconciliation projects and initiatives.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Manager Community & Economic Development, to discuss their project prior to submitting an application on 08 9191 3456.

Community Sponsorship is provided through the following streams: 

Ad Hoc Sponsorship Programs 

Grants available up to $1,000

Ad Hoc Sponsorship applications are accepted year round. Please submit your application at least 4 weeks prior to your event or commencement of you project.

Please read the Sponsorship Guidelines below before completing your application.

Ad Hoc Community Sponsorships

The Ad Hoc Community Sponsorship Program has been developed to provide funds quickly to support smaller projects and initiatives.

Funds assist community based organisations within the Shire of Broome for the development of social, cultural, economic, recreational, environmental, and reconciliation projects and initiatives that benefit the local community.

Venue Hire Sponsorship

Venue hire sponsorship is available for community groups and not-for-profit organisations seeking a fee waiver, to host an event at the following Shire of Broome facilities – Civic Centre, BRAC - complex or a sporting competition, season or game at Male Oval, Haynes Oval, Father McMahon and Joseph “Nipper” Roe fields. 

Sponsorship is available for up to $1,000 of the cost of venue hire.

To determine availability of the venue and to secure a booking, applicants are encouraged to contact the Shire of Broome Bookings Officer and Venue Supervisor or the BRAC Bookings and Administration Officer (BRAC Facilities).  A quote for the venue hire must also be obtained and submitted with your sponsorship application.

Venue hire sponsorship is subject to venue availability and relevant event permits and approvals.

How to submit applications

Complete the application form(s)  and submit it using one of the following options:

  • Email your sponsorship application to the Shire
  • Post your application to Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Broome, PO Box 44, Broome WA 6725
  • Hand deliver your application to Shire of Broome Administration Office, 27 Weld Street, Broome.

Economic, Events and Tourism Development Funding

The Economic, Events and Tourism (EET) Development Funding Program provides funds to assist organisations within the Shire of Broome to develop economic, events and tourism projects and initiatives that benefit the local community.

Applicants can apply for and will be considered for a maximum of $70,000 cash, and in-kind support to a maximum value of $30,000 inclusive of 15% allocation for officer time for coordination. The total amount requested from the Shire should not exceed 50% of the total project cost.

Please contact the Economic Development Coordinator for further information on (08) 9191 3456.

How to submit an application

Complete the relevant application form below and submit it using one of the following options:

  • Email your application to the Shire
  • Post your application to Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Broome, PO Box 44, Broome WA 6725
  • Hand deliver your application to Shire of Broome Administration Office, 27 Weld Street, Broome

Annual Community Matched Funding

The Annual Community Matched Funding program has been replaced in 2020, with the Shire of Broome's new COVID-19 Community Support Package taking its place.

The COVID-19 Community Support Grants program will see a direct financial contribution to local community organisations, not-for-profit groups, charities and service providers of between $2000 and $5000.

The funding window is open from April 30 to May 20, 2020 for projects occurring between June 2020 and June 2021.

For guidelines on the COVID-19 Community Support Grants, please click here(PDF, 137KB).

For an application form, please click here(PDF, 76KB).

Shire of Broome Community Sponsorships

The Community Sponsorship Program has been developed to provide funds to assist community based organisations within the Shire of Broome for the development of social, cultural, economic, recreational, environmental, and reconciliation projects and initiatives that benefit the local community. 

Please contact the Youth & Community Development Officer for further information on (08) 9191 3456.

EDL West Kimberley Community Donations 

The purpose of Energy Developments Pty Ltd West Kimberley Donations is to create lasting value throughout the West Kimberley and to nurture community wellbeing through support of not-for-profit, community driven projects or activities. Projects or activities supported by the Energy Developments Pty Ltd Community Donation need to be consistent with the following principles:

1. Support social cohesion, inclusiveness, equal opportunity and the wellbeing of the community

2. Support long term development

3. Be genuinely community driven initiatives. 

4. Address Community needs in the towns located within the Shire of Broome

How to submit an application

Complete the relevant application form (available in Word or pdf) below and submit it using one of the following options:

  • Email your application to shire@broome.wa.gov.au
  • Post your application to Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Broome, PO Box 44, Broome WA 6725
  • Hand deliver your application to Shire of Broome Administration Office, 27 Weld Street, Broome