Community Grants Program

City of Canning Community Grants

September 2022

Our youth members are looking forward to trying out the new compasses and handheld GPS purchased under the Community Grants Scheme – Equipment.


Thank you City of Canning








Powering Communities Grant

Powering Communities Grant

December 2021

We were very pleased to receive an early Christmas present thanks to the Powering Communities Grant which enabled replacement of our very old hot water system at our Wilson Hall.  

We are looking forward to hot showers and hot water in our kitchen all year round.

Thanks to our local MP, Steve Irons, for his support of our grant application




Solar hot water system on hall roof


Can Do Grant

Can Do Grant

August 2021

Our Rover, Krystal, is undertaking a community development project as part of her peak award (Baden-Powell Award).

Her project involves creating a native garden area for the Bentley Community Garden.

Thanks to the City of Canning and their “Can Do” grant which has provided funding for this project.






Resilience Grant

Resilience Grant

July 2021

Earlier this year we received a  resilience grant from the City of Canning.  This has allowed our cubs to make a much needed update to their camping gear.

This new gear will allow our cubs to go camping and adhere to the new COVID rules which restrict the number of cubs we can have per tent . . . and I’m sure the leaders will be grateful of the cart to help transport the gear in.

Thanks City of Canning !





“Our cubs can’t wait to try out this new gear at our camp later this term.  Thank you!”


Digital Resilience

Digital Resilience

September 2020

Earlier this year we received a digital resilience grant from the City of Canning.  This has allowed us to purchase a laptop, camera, speakers and microphone for use in our main Wilson Hall.  Our leaders will be able to use this to run ‘virtual scouting’ via online platforms like Zoom.  It got its first use last month at our Group Council Meeting, allowing some leaders to connect via Zoom to the meeting.

With the transition of WA scouting to the new Program, this will also allow our youth members to update and track their progress against milestones and achievements.

Thanks City of Canning !





“This equipment will allow our leaders to run ‘virtual scouting’ meetings and youth members to update and track their progress against milestones and achievements during meetings.”


Dollars for Doers

Dollars for Doers

August 2020

Thanks Rio Tinto for recognising and encouraging employees to give back to their communities.  We are the grateful recipients of a $500 Dollars for Doers grant thanks to Group Committee Chair, Helen Fernihough, recognised for the many hours she puts into our scout group, both through her role as Chair of the Committee and her enthusiasm at many events and activities throughout the year.





“We will use these funds for a specific project or activity – stay tuned.”


Defribillator at SWAC

St John First Responder System

St John First Responder System

July 2020

We’re excited to become part of the St John First Responder System with the installation of a defribillator on the outsider wall of the Scout Water Activity Centre in Como.  Thanks to St John Ambulance and Lotterywest for assistance via the Lotterywest Heart Grant.  Visit St John’s WA for more information on the first responder program and to download the App which shows the location of all registered community defribillators.




Defribillator at SWAC 

“The defribrillator on the outside wall of the Scout Water Activity Centre will be accessible to the local community (especially users of the Freeway Cycle Path)”


Volunteer Grant

Timely boost for our volunteers

May 2020

Thanks to the Australian Government Volunteer Grants we have $5,000 to spend towards helping our volunteers.  We will be using the funds for first aid equipment, kitchen appliances, cleaning equipment, gardening and maintenance tools.  Thanks also to Steve Irons and his staff for their support and assistance in putting our grant application together.





“The equipment we buy with these funds is really going to make life easier for our volunteers”


Commonwealth Bank Community Grant

An early Christmas present, thanks Commonwealth Bank

December 2019

Christmas came early for our Group this year with a surprise community grant from our local Commonwealth Bank Branch.  Pictured is our Group Leader, Ian Case, receiving a $500 cheque from local Branch Manager, Vanessa Walker.  


“A welcome surprise from our local Commonwealth Bank.  Thanks for recognising the great work we are doing with youth in our community.”


New storage cupboards

Thanks City of Canning for our new storage cupboards

November 2019

Thank you to City of Canning for providing ANOTHER grant to us for new steel storage cupboards. These lockable cupboards will improve the security of our storage facilities and stow potentially hazardous items more safely. Thanks City of Canning!


“These cupboards will allow us to store our gear more securely”