Community grants

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This page provides information about community grants in the City of Stirling.

Get to know your neighbours

Let us help you to take the first step towards creating a more connected community by hosting your very own small neighbourhood gathering. This might be a BBQ, picnic, morning tea or sundowner.

To be eligible for funding:

  • Applicants must be City of Stirling residents
  • The event must be hosted within the City.

What’s included

  • ‘Get to know your neighbours’ resource kit
  • On-loan BBQ kit
  • On-loan games kit
  • Nollamara IGA $100 vouchers.

Event guidelines

  • Neighbourhood groups can receive IGA vouchers to the value of $100 in a calendar year
  • Neighbourhood must not be grant recipient for more than 2 consecutive years
  • Small gatherings (maximum of 30 people) are allowed on the verge of a private residence
  • Large gatherings (more than 30 people) must take place on public property (for example, in a park or reserve)
  • If you are expecting more than 100 people, a City of Stirling event application must be submitted
  • Events must be strictly alcohol-free
  • People invited to the event should be from your immediate neighbourhood
  • An invitation may be forwarded to your local ward councillor. City staff may visit all eligible gatherings and must be welcome to attend
  • Organisers must not charge people to attend the event
  • Organisers must complete an evaluation form within 2 weeks of hosting the event.

Insurance information

  • The City of Stirling will arrange public liability insurance for each event
  • In the event of an accident, the organiser must notify the City of Stirling immediately
  • Insurance is subject to event guidelines
  • The City of Stirling will not be held responsible for loss or injury as a result of the activity/event.
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More information and contact

For more information, please email or phone our Customer Contact Centre.