Community Assistance Partnership Fund

A partnership between Alcoa and the Shire, the Community Assistance Partnership Fund (CAPF), provides support for Murray not-for-profit organisations to develop projects that:

  • Build and strengthen organisational capacity or sustainability
  • Foster community engagement, social inclusion and participation in community life
  • Encourage participation in arts and culture
  • Activate places and facilities
  • Protect the environment
  • Create safe and healthy communities.

Applications are invited three times each financial year with a maximum grant allocation of $3,000 (plus GST), per group per annum.

Round Applications Close Notification By
Round 1 31 August Mid-October
Round 2 31 December Mid-February
Round 3 30 April Mid-June

How to apply

Step 1 - Consider your project

Projects must align with our Council Plan and demonstrate a:

  • Clearly stated purpose and practical plan for achievement.
  • Realistic, clear and comprehensive budget, complete with quotes for all items over $1,000 (excluding GST) and a proposed timeline for completion.
  • Demonstrated need and/or benefit to the Murray community.

Step 2 - Review our guidelines 

Community Assistance Partnership Fund Guidelines 

Step 3 - Prepare documentation 

Online application form

Printable application form 

Your application form will need to be accompanied by: 

  • Certificate of Currency for Public Liability.
  • Incorporation number.
  • Budget spreadsheet indicating income and expenditure (only if you'd prefer to upload your own rather than use the template).
  • Quotes for budget items over $1,000.
  • Bank details for electronic transfer of grant money (if successful in receiving funding).

The application, with supporting documentation, can be posted to us or dropped into our Shire administration office.

Your application will be assessed on:

  • Community benefit
  • Project justification
  • Alignment with objectives
  • Community support and partnerships
  • Governance and project management.

Step 4 - Submit application 

If you don't want to submit your application online, you can send it to: 

In person: Administration Office at 1915 Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra

Post: PO Box 21, Pinjarra, WA, 6208 


Step 5 - Shire Assessment 

We will contact you if you have been successful.