Growing our Community

Growing our Community

The City of Armadale is proud to support residents and community groups wanting to make their community a great place to live. To find out how we can support you, download the Growing our Community 2018 Calendar or read the section below for more information.

Growing your Knowledge

Community Training

Free community training workshops available to community groups, clubs, volunteers or residents based in or servicing the City of Armadale. You can download a full list and description of upcoming workshops, and RSVP your attendance below. Places are limited so book now.

Organisational Workshops

Are you over 50? Live or work in the City of Armadale? Need help to get organised?

THis specially designed workshop will teach you the life skills you need to get organised and have a better idea of what you have and where it all is. Sass Vlasich, a representative from Skilled 4 Life will guide you through a complimentary workshop, that prompts you to list details such as:

  • Wills and Power of Attorneys and personal details- do you have everything you need and is it current?
  • General insurancecs, life insurances and superannuation- details, cover and beneficiaries
  • Banking and direct debits- keeping track
  • Recording of important information including drivers licences, passports, birth certificates, Medicare, MyGov and other relevant documentation
  • Budgeting

Date: 31 July 2018

Time: 4:30pm light refreshments

5pm - 6:30pm workshop

Venue: City of Armadale Function Room, 7 Orchard Avenue, Armadale.

RSVP:  Places are limited, call 9394 5652 to book a place.


Community Networking

Discover what others are doing in Armadale and create opportunities to partner or work together and share ideas, resources and skills with like minded groups and residents. Free networking opportunities are available to community groups, clubs, volunteers or residents based in or servicing the City of Armadale.

Officer support is available to support community led initiatives including advice and training. This may include setting up a new group or club, identifying grant opportunities or implementing a community project. Officer support to assist with Land Care activities, setting up ‘Friends Of’ groups and finding resources for activities. For more information contact the Community Development Team.

Growing your Resources

The City of Armadale supports the community in a range of ways, including through its Financial Assistance programs.

Community Grants   

Opening: 3 September 2018    

Closing: 1 October 2018

Community groups can apply for grants up to $2,000 for projects that benefit the local community.

To be eligible to apply, community groups are required to discuss their project with a member of the Community Services team prior to submitting their application.

To register your interest in applying, please email or call 9394 5000 by Friday 24 September to allow sufficient time to discuss your project before the closing date.

Download a copy of the Community Grants Guidelines and Application Form.

A copy of the City’s Financial Assistance Policy can be found on the City's website. 


Annual Contributions

Each year the City allocates a small number of annual contributions to support non-profit organisations to provide services and activities which benefit City of Armadale residents.

Applications open on 2 July 2018.

The closing date for these applications is 30 July 2018.

Compulsory workshops for community groups wishing to apply for the funding round 2018 - 2019 will be held on:

  • Wed 20 June 2 - 3pm
  • Wed 27 June 6 - 7pm

To register to attend a workshop, email or call 9394 5000 by Monday 18 June and Monday 25 June respectively for each workshop.


One-off donations for children and youth attending sporting events and for community groups. Click here for more information. 

  • Open year round

Details of the policy are available here.

Prizes for Fundraisers

The Armadale Arena assess requests on Community Group letterhead for prizes and giveaways for fundraisers. Details of the policy are available here.


Major events attracting visitors to the region can apply for sponsorship. Contact Recreation Services for more information.

  • Closing date: 31 March

Community Sport & Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF)

Sporting Clubs can apply for funding to improve their facilities.

CSRFF Small Grants (up to $66,666)

Round 1: Closing date - February

Round 2: Closing date - July

CSRFF Annual Grants (up to $166,666)

Closing date - June

CSRFF Forward Planning Grants ( up to $1million)

Closing date - June 

Funding Advice

The City of Armadale Community Development Officer - Community Partnerships is available by appointment to provide advice and support for groups/clubs about funding opportunities. Make an appointment now.

Growing your Group

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Volunteer Support

Through Armadale Volunteer Services the City provides a volunteer referral service as well as support, advice and training for volunteers and volunteer managers. Click here for more information.

Community Trailer

The City provides and resources a Community Activity Trailer for Community Groups to use at local events and activities. The Community Activity trailer includes barbeque facilities, large games, and a range of other resources, perfect for hosting a community get together. The trailer is available for hire to the community.

Facility Use

The City provides a range of subsidised community facilities and reserves for community activities including the Armadale Arena. View the range of facilities available here.

For more information on any of the above information contact the Community Development Team via email or on 9394 5000.

Community Garden Toolkit

The City of Armadale recognises community gardens as an important part of any community. They can serve as engagement hubs for social interaction and promote environmental improvement, food security and a sharing economy. Well planned and managed community gardens can achieve important objectives for the community’s wellbeing, health and sustainability.

This toolkit complements Council’s policy COMD9 – Community Gardens and associated Management Practice, both available on the City’s website here. The policy and management practice demonstrate Council’s support for and approach to the provision, development and management of community gardens.

Toolkit Document