EMRC Community Grants Program

The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) is an active member and proud supporter of Red Hill and surrounding communities.

Since 2002, the EMRC's Community Grants Program has assisted numerous community groups to develop and deliver a wide range of initiatives that directly benefit the community and environment.

This Program has a pool of $15,000 available to support activities, events or facilities assisting the development or maintenance of the sustainability, social, cultural and/or recreational needs of members of the Gidgegannup, Hovea, Parkerville and/or Stoneville communities.  Applicants can apply for funding for community-based projects up to a value of $3,000, up from $1,500 in previous years.

A simplified application process introduced in 2020 encouraged more applications and resulted in a greater number of community groups benefiting from the program, up from six in 2020 to seven in 2021. 

2021’s successful community groups are:


Funds Will be Used For

X Speed Australia Cycle Club

Road Safety Equipment

Gidgegannup Primary School P&C Association

Outdoor lunch tables

Gidgegannup Scout Group

Camping equipment

Silvertree Steiner Group

Worm farm shelter

Gidgegannup Recreation Club

Indoor bowling equipment

Perth Hills Paintball Association

Solar powered lighting at practice ground

Stoneville-Parkerville Progress Association

Water tank for outdoor community amenity areas

EMRC Chairman Cr Mel Congerton congratulated representatives from the successful community groups.

Cr Congerton said, ‘Since the EMRC’s Community Grants Program began nearly 20 years ago in 2002, the EMRC has supported a range of community-based groups who deliver a wide range of initiatives that help develop the recreational, social, cultural and sustainability needs of neighbouring communities.

He continued, ‘I am extremely proud to be able to celebrate the success of this year’s grants and to congratulate representatives of the successful community groups in person.’

Pictured: Successful applicants from the 2021 Community Grants Program with (left) EMRC CEO Marcus Geisler and (fourth from left) EMRC Chairman Cr Mel Congerton.

The 2022 EMRC Community Grants Program is expected to open for applications in July 2022.  For further information and to register your interest in applying for a grant, please contact:

EMRC Community Grants Program
Phone: 9424 2255
Email: communications@emrc.org.au