Each year, Kalamunda Rotary has a Community Grants Program (up to $5,000) and a Community Donations Program (above $5,000).Successful applicants and recipients are invited to speak to Kalamunda Rotary at a dinner meeting to outline the benefits of the funding grant and how Kalamunda Rotary will be publicly acknowledged through the project or program.
Community Grants Program
The Community Grants Program is open for applications from January 1 to the end of April.
The aims of the Community Grants Program are:
  • To enhance and help the Kalamunda City community grow
  • To support projects or programs that encourage visitors to the City of Kalamunda
  • To support Youth, Health or Education in the local community
For 2018, nine projects were funded with grants ranging from $500 to $5,000. 
  1. Kalamunda City Aboriginal Tour Guide Plan.  Requested by the Perth Observatory Volunteers Group Inc to develop a business plan, support a mentor guide and trainee guide.  Linked to the Skydome Project (a Community Donations Project for the Observatory), it will develop into the first aboriginal guided tour program in the Perth Hills.

  2. Break the Boundary project.  This will provide facilities for people with disabilities to participate in mountain biking and off road activities in the Perth Hills.  The home base will be the mountain bike trail terminus at Kalamunda Camel Farm.

  3. Dawson Park Primary School Forrestfield Reading Learning Laboratories.  The continuation of Kalamunda Rotary’s support for this program that has been outstandingly successful in assisting reading skills for students.

  4. Kalamunda Junior Football Club fitness training equipment.

  5. Zig Zag Festival Committee.  To assist with the running of the festival.

  6. St Stephens Church Forrestfield.  Hampers and School Packs for needy families.  This is an ongoing donation from Kalamunda Rotary.

  7. Teaching the Value of Composting for the Environment, Gooseberry Hill Primary School.  Supported also by Richgro.

  8. Sharing a Hills Christmas, Combined Churches.  Supported by Kalamunda Rotary annually – for needy families.

  9. The Rise Network Kalamunda Foothills.  A support organisation for destitute families.

Community Donations Program
The aims of the Community Donations Projects are similar to the Grants Program but are generally for projects above $5,000 and approved by the Kalamunda Rotary Board and for projects above $10,000, by the members as well:


  1. Lesmurdie Men’s Shed.  Expansion of existing facilities.  Funded by Lotterywest and Kalamunda Rotary. 

  1. NSW drought relief.  A donation to help struggling farmers in the east.

  1. Greenbatch.  A project to accelerate recycling of plastics in WA, working closely with schools.

  1. Perth Observatory “Worl Wangkiny” meaning Sky Stories.  A project at the volunteer managed Bickley Perth Observatory to present the story of the stars according to 60,000 years of aboriginal sky watching.