Council adopted the new Community Grants Program Policy at the General Meeting held on Wednesday, 19 April 2017. This policy outlines the new Community Assistance Grants available to community organisations and individuals each financial year.
The new Community Grants Program combines all Council’s grant, donation and sponsorship programs so that the process will be easier for Community groups to understand and access, in a fair and equitable way.
We recommend that prior to apply for funding that yourself/organisation read the through the Community Grant Program Policy (PDF).
Please note that In-Kind Sponsorship, Elite Performance Youth Grant and Councillor Discretionary Fund are currently open and stay open year-round, however, all other programs open in August and February of each year.
The categories available under this program are:
- Community Events Sponsorship;
- Community Hall Insurance Grant;
- Councillor Discretionary Fund;
- Elite Performance Youth Grant;
- Healthy Communities Sponsorship;
- In-Kind Sponsorship;
- Project/Program One-off Sponsorship;
- Regional Arts Development Fund; and
- School Student Awards
The Community Grants Program Policy provides a detailed overview of each category and the criteria by which they will be assessed.
Council has provided a copy of the Policy and associated forms to community organisations who have previously received funding.
As this Program is a shift in the way funding to the community has been provided, Council encourages organisations to contact Council on (07) 4189 9100 to discuss projects/events/activities for which they may seek assistance.