RAC is the Principal Partner of Town Team Movement to help local people create a more connected, liveable and sustainable WA.
Founded in Western Australia, Town Team Movement is a not-for-profit that empowers communities to create better places to live, work and socialise.
There are over 40 Town Teams in Western Australia made up of local residents and business owners who work together to revitalise community spaces and parklands.
Each year through the RAC Connecting Communities fund we provide up to $50,000 in funding to individual Town Teams to help deliver their projects. Artwork installations, public space renewal, community markets and events are just some of projects we support.
If you've ever thought about making a change in your area, now might be the time to start or join your local Town Team.
RAC Connecting Communities fund
We look to support Town Team initiatives that:
- Contribute to more vibrant, active, engaged and sustainable communities through place making or activation
- Have a direct and positive impact on whole communities
- Improve the social well-being of whole community, enable people to connect and/or volunteer
Applications have now closed. For more information about the next funding round, please contact us at email@example.com.
Community Mural by The Bend in the Road Town Team.
Supported Town Team projects as voted on by our members.
Our most recent funding round closed in October 2020 and for the first time a random selection of our members were invited to vote for the projects they wanted to see brought to life.
Over 1,500 member votes helped to determine the projects we funded.
Want to have your say? Register to vote for the next round of Connecting Communities fund.
Dunsborough Districts and Progress Association
|Telstra Block Park Revitalisation - land surrounding an old Telstra building in Dunsborough will be converted into a welcoming parkland where locals and visitors can meet, socialise and relax.|
|Busselton Street Art Project - locals will be invited to help transform Opal Lane, situated in the heart of Busselton. A series of murals will be painted by local artists and an unused parking lot will be brought to life.|
|Portside Town Team||Activate Portside - a dynamic series of free community events and workshops which utilise public spaces and local businesses to provide the people of Port Headland with more opportunities to connect with their community.|
|Subiaction||Subiaco Street Side Gallery - local artists will beautify planter boxes and bollards along Rokeby Road to help bring the street to life and celebrate Subiaco's culture and heritage.|
|Wellard Village People||The Wandering Orchard - an underutilised community parklet featuring tables, seating and fruit trees will be relocated from the Wellard Train Station to Wellard Square to encourage more activity and increase traffic for local businesses.|
|The Bend in the Road||Community Mural and Play Space - the Hilltop Centre in Doubleview will be revitalised and feature new bench seating, a play space for families, as well as a mural designed by a local artist and installed by the community.|
|West Perth Local||Native Bee-Scene Mural - designed by local artists and painted by the community, a native-bee and flora mural will be installed in West Perth to celebrate indigenous flora and fauna.|
|Midland Junction Collective||Really, Really Free Markets - two community 'sharing' markets held at the Midland Town Hall where residents bring what they can and take what they need, all for free.|
|Vic Park Collective||Library of Things - a digital and physical inventory of household tools, toys, equipment and appliances that are volunteered by locals to loan the residents of Victoria Park.|
|Brentwood Village||Community Parklet - a place making activity to install new park benches and landscaping to revitalise and underutilised public space in Brentwood.|
|Champion Lakes Residents Association||Outdoor Environmental Education - a community garden and environmental education program about the flora and fauna at Champion Lakes.|
|Leighton CAN||The Long Table for Sustainability - a ticketed sunset dinner that will bring the Leighton Beach community together to promote their sustainability progress and the longer-term goals and alignment with the City of Fremantle's One Planet Living Strategy.|